Johnny Depp: My favorite comic book character is…

Feb. 21, 2011 | 6:35 p.m.

Johnny Depp at "Rango" premiere (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Just got off the phone with Johnny Depp and although there was plenty to chat about — with “Rango,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Dark Shadows” and “The Lone Ranger” at various stages in the pipeline — I had to sneak in a comic-book question. When he was growing up in South Florida, did he have a stack of favorite comic books in a corner of his bedroom?

“Oh yeah. I was a rock ‘n’ roll kid, mainly, but prior to age 12, when the rock ‘n’ roll sort of took hold, I was a comic-book head. I liked Sgt. Rock. And I loved the Sub-Mariner. I loved Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner.”

I told Depp he’s in good company when it comes to admiring Bill Everett’s imperious sea king — last year Clint Eastwood told me Namor was also his favorite.

“Really, he liked Namor? Wow. That’s cool. Namor is great. There was this strange double edge to the guy. And there was also something about living underwater that I liked a lot.”

Depp said he was no fan of Captain America. “No, not really. But I liked Spider-Man and I liked the Fantastic Four for a bit. I really liked Sgt. Rock. But the Sub-Mariner, he was the alternative one. The alt-superhero. He was the sort of Bohemian comic book. I like that.”

Here’s a bit of time-capsule footage that might bring a pirate smile to Depp’s face…

 

– Geoff Boucher

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One Response to Johnny Depp: My favorite comic book character is…

  1. Daniel says:

    PLEASE Johnny PLEASE
    Be the supreme sorcerer: Doctor Stephen Strange!!!
    PLEEEEEASE

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