What does a new scripted comedy series about college football have in common with comic books? According to the cast of "Blue Mountain State," quite a lot!
Comics Continuum spoke with Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson and Sam Jones III, three of the stars behind Spike TV's upcoming football-centric comedy series "Blue Mountain State," about their own interests in the comic book medium.
For Brooks, his experience is relegated to mere fandom, but both Ritchson and Jones have appeared on the CW's "Smallville." Fans will remember Ritchson as Arthur Curry, the aquatically-inclined hero better known to comic book readers as Aquaman.
While Ritchson doesn't have any immediate plans for a "Smallville" reprise, he isn't closed off to the idea of returning to Clark Kent's stomping ground.
"There's always a chance, but right now we're focused on 'Blue Mountain State,'" he said. "But you never know."
Brooks, meanwhile, had a classic fanboy reaction when the notion of comic books was introduced. The actor, best known for his long-running role on "Days of our Lives," identified the Silver Surfer as his favorite superhero.
"Silver Surfer was my favorite character of all time," said Brooks. "The second ['Fantastic Four' movie] was great, but I thought there should have been more with Silver Surfer."
Did you enjoy Ritchson as Aquaman on "Smallville"? Do you think the "Fantastic Four" movies dropped the ball on Silver Surfer? Let us know what you think in the comments section!