Think of this series as an online slam book, where we get to know our favorite people... 

Name: Amy Chu

Age: Hurtling toward 50. I don't particularly want to talk about it.

What was your first concert?

I'm pretty sure it was R.E.M. at the now demolished Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. But it was so long ago, I don't remember...

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Who was your biggest childhood crush?

David Bowie David Bowie David Bowie in all incarnations. I had no date whatsoever in high school so he was basically it.

Favorite book growing up?

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I memorized the radio show, too. There is a reason why I had no dates.

What's your best childhood toy-related scar?

I didn't get my first scar until freshman year of college. A friend was trying to teach me how to shoot a crossbow but the recoil nicked me in the forehead. He was more upset than I was. I still have the scar if you look closely.

What's the best part of getting older?

Realizing how overrated dating is.

Read more from Amy at her website and at Comixology.


Amy Chu is a writer for DC, Vertigo, Marvel, IDW and more, including: Poison Ivy, Ant-Man, Deadpool, Sensation Comics Wonder Woman, and X-Files. Cofounded Alpha Girl Comics, publisher of Girls Night Out and other comics. Frequent comic-con panel speaker and moderator. I like food and coffee. And Lego and scotch. And shoes.