Hmm, wasn’t sure exactly how to word the thread title.
Anyway I’ve always been interested in whose voices people hear in their heads when they read comic books. I find it interesting how we all play casting directors in out little heads. I know one girl who doesn’t do this at all, not even when she reads books. So feel free to talk about this whether you do or don’t. Not sure if this thread will recieve a single post or who cares but oh well.
With DC comics I use pretty much every voice that has appeared on the The Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited and Teen Titans. They really did an excellent job casting voices. Kevin Conroy IS Batman and Mark Hamill IS the Joker.
Oh and if there’s every a narrator in a DC comic and I have no idea what the writer’s voice sounds like I use that corny voice of the Super Friends Narrator. “MEANWHILE, AT THE HALL OF JUSTICE!” I love that guy.
For Marvel it’s much more of a mix of just about everything. And when I don’t know the writer’s voice, Stan Lee’s voice becomes the narrator. Hey he even was the narrator in comics he wrote in the old days too - but yeah he narrated the 80s Spidey and Hulk cartoons.
X-Men I use all of the voices from the 90s cartoon except for Fabian Cortez, man that voice sucks IMHO. When I first read Fabian Cortez in X-Men he looked like Don Johnson of Miami Vice to me (he did a voice in the G.I.Joe cartoon too) so that voice stuck.
In the very short ‘Pride of the X-Men’ cartoon Cyclops had Duke’s voice from G.I. Joe, so I use that voice for his brother Havok since it’s way too hard for me to remember his voice in the X-Men 90s cartoon.
Iceman and Firestar get their Amazing Friends voices of course.
For Spider-Man I always use his voice from Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends voice since that’s the one I grew up on. It’s amazing how similar his voice in the 90s cartoons is to that voice so sometimes they intermingle in my head. I think the Amazing voice was better at delivering jokes though to me. But yeah when Spider-Man and Bumblebee meet in the upcoming Avengers / Transformers crossover I’ll use his 90s voice so they don’t sound the same.
Doctor Octopus his Amazing Friends voice stuck with me, it’s the voice of Cobra Commander from G.I.Joe. But lately I’ve been hearing Alfred Molina’s voice since he did a really great job in Spider-Man 2. For some reason I’ve always used Cobra Commander’s voice for all of the Zemos and for Kang I’m not really sure why though, must be the hood and the mask thing ha ha!
Never liked Eddie Brock’s 90s voice, in the cartoon Eddie Brock was too much like a goofball and in the comics he’s written seriously. For Eddie I just imagine a very dark voice. The Venom voice they use sounds great so I use that.
Flash Thompson retains his Amazing Friends voice. Mary Jane’s voice in the cartoon is just too generic for me to recall so I use Kirsten Dunst’s voice. Not that she’s the perfect MJ but her voice is easier for me to recall. For the same reason Daredevil gets Ben Affleck’s voice, Elektra gets her movie voice, Blade is Snipes, Jane is Punisher, all easy voices for me to remember. Black Cat’s cartoon voice I can remember good because of the 90s Spider-Man Activision game lol!
For Hulk I imagine a mix of voices from the 80s and 90s cartoons. For Fantastic Four it’s straight up voices from the 90s series and Iron Man too.
I guess that’s it for now. Discuss!