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Morrison Leaving ACTION COMICS with Issue #16

The writer who knows the ins and outs of Superman like the back of his hand is leaving the ongoing series soon.

For fans of Grant Morrison and his work on ACTION COMICS, today marks a sad day. Morrison will be leaving the series after issue #16.

There is but one fitting reaction:

During an extensive interview with Comic Book Resources to discuss his upcoming series at Image called HAPPY!, and other such things like MorrisonCon, Morrison dropped the bomb that he would be stepping away from ongoing superhero books for the time being, leaving ACTION COMICS at issue #16 and BATMAN INCORPORATED at issue #12, which we assume is the natural end to his 7+ year Batman saga.

Here’s the official word from Morrison:

The 'Action Comics' run concludes with issue #16, 'Batman Incorporated' wraps up my take with issue #12, and after that I don’t have any plans for monthly superhero books for a while. 'Multiversity' is eight issues and I’m 30-odd pages into a Wonder Woman project but those are finite stories.

While it’s sad to see Morrison go, especially when it seems his run on Action was just starting to heat up, the prospect of a Wonder Woman limited series does pique our interest. And then there is MULTIVERSITY, which has become this elusive phantom of DC’s portfolio in recent years. Hopefully we finally see that series’ release soon rather than later.

What’s your take on Morrison stepping down from ACTION COMICS? Are you sad, or excited to see some fresh blood take on the Man of Steel? Sound off below!

Erik Norris is a freelance writer for sites such as ComicVine, IGN and CraveOnline.com. You can stalk him on Twitter @Regular_Erik.

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Posted by darkrider

nooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by Hairywolf25

This is very upsetting :'(

Posted by ele3000

I'm going to miss Grant Morrison in Action Comics and superhero comics in general. I jumped into Action with #10 and overall, I think his stories are very interesting. Just to keep it short, I will wish him luck in his future endeavors and I'm looking forward to his last projects for DC.

Posted by TheMess1428

Kinda sad about this. Really curious who will take his place. REALLY CURIOUS. (Please don't let it be Lobdell...) And I hope they turn the Wonder Woman book into WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE.

Posted by feargalr

Kewl

Posted by cc1738

I wonder who will be taking over. I can't say I'm heart broken, but I'm a little surprised since I thought he'd be on it for a long time.

I was going to drop it anyway for Superman when Lobdell starts on the title, but I have really enjoyed Action up until now.

Posted by CapFanboy

@TheMess1428 said:

Kinda sad about this. Really curious who will take his place. REALLY CURIOUS. (Please don't let it be Lobdell...) And I hope they turn the Wonder Woman book into WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE.

Hope it's Snyder...why I don't know.

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Posted by cc1738

@TheMess1428: That would be awesome if it was a Wonder Woman Earth One graphic novel. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

Posted by Ludo

Morrison writing Wonder Woman? OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

Posted by Mbecks14

Bummer :/

Posted by TheMess1428

@CapFanboy said:

@TheMess1428 said:

Kinda sad about this. Really curious who will take his place. REALLY CURIOUS. (Please don't let it be Lobdell...) And I hope they turn the Wonder Woman book into WONDER WOMAN: EARTH ONE.

Hope it's Snyder...why I don't know.

I hope so too! They won't allow Lobdell on both Superman and Action Comics at the same time. So I'm hoping they don't put him on Incorporated. Snyder did say he wanted to do Superman too. I hope he gets Action. But as for Incorporated, hmmm idk.

Posted by SandMan_

Superman is f***ed.
 
He can't catch a break.
 
 
GET HIM SCOTT SNYDER PLEASE

Posted by BlackArmor

@darkrider said:

nooooooooooooooooooooooo

If you have any reaction other than this you have no soul

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

v-v

Posted by VioletPhoenix

Morrison, why you gotta be like that boo?

Posted by Deranged Midget

With the current Superman series being absolute garbage and now with the eventual loss of Morrison, it's safe to say Superman won't last long.

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Posted by xAnimosity

@SandMan_ said:

Superman is f***ed. He can't catch a break. GET HIM SCOTT SNYDER PLEASE

A Snyder style Superman would be sweet.

I personally couldnt get into Morrison's run on Action Comics. It jumped around to much to keep my attention.

Posted by The Poet

interesting...

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Posted by SandMan_
@xAnimosity: It was still better than the Superman title.
 
@The Poet
Not really...
Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am happy and sad to hear this news. I am upset to hear that Morrison will be leaving the superhero genre because I do like his writing. But I am happy to hear he is leaving Action Comics because I want to see someone else to write that series. Some Action Comics stories are great with Morrison, but others aren't so great. I still do wonder who will take over for him for the series.

Edited by The_Tree

Well, this is just sad. I knew his run on Batman was winding down, so I'm not entirely upset, but I was expecting Action Comics to be his next big epic superhero run, like what he did with Batman. I'm really excited and looking forward to seeing what Morrison has in store for us in the future though. Hopefully they'll get a suitable replacement on Action Comics, and not some s*** writers like Tony Daniel or Eric Wallace. I'd really love to see Scott Snyder, Jeff Lemire, Paul Cornell, James Robinson, or Brian Azzarello give it a whirl. (I know that the last three writers have already written Superman stories before.)

Posted by longbowhunter

I had dropped Action a while back. Glad he's seeing Batman Inc. all the way to the end though.

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Posted by microwave25

Hopefully he will wrap up Action nicely because its pretty chaotic at the moment. Lots of answers to be had!

Posted by Sovereign91001

Today is a sad day to be a Superman fan.

Posted by The Poet

@SandMan_: well, when I say "interesting", I am a little suprised this has happened. I'm not nessarily happy or sad about it like others (Maybe it's my vulcan blood :P )

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Posted by SandMan_
@The Poet: Really sucks man. Action has been the only good Superman book so far. Unless they get Superman  a Vertigo writer...I don't see him getting better.
Posted by ArtisticNeedham

After the first arc ended I wasn't too sure about continuing to buy it.

Posted by VanAce

This is a shame but hopefully the run comes full circle like a lot his runs do.

Posted by Suprman

I have loved Grant Morrison's run on Action Comics. I realize that his run wasn't perfect but overall I have really enjoyed it.

Posted by quiksilver70777

Thank god that Morrison’s run with “Action Comics” will be over soon. We already had soon many Superman origin stories. Geoff Johns “Superman Secret Origin” was superior to Morrison story. Scott Snyder Batman stories make Morrison look like a chump. His “Court of Owls” story was superior to anything that Morrison has written on the Dark Knight.  

The Best thing that can happen to the DC universe is if Morrison left and never came back.


Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree: Tony Daniel should only draw Superman.
Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

He made me a Superman fan and now he is leaving. I hope whoever replaces him is even better.

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Posted by The_Tree

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: Tony Daniel should only draw Superman.

And never, ever write... Ever.

Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree said:

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: Tony Daniel should only draw Superman.

And never, ever write... Ever.

Indeed. he isin't cut out for writting. I hope DC gives us Scott Snyder or someone who has written solid stories in the new 52.
Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

I love how everyone thinks that just because Snyder kept Batman cool after Morrison left that he can do the same for Superman.

Posted by The_Tree

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree said:

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: Tony Daniel should only draw Superman.

And never, ever write... Ever.

Indeed. he isin't cut out for writting. I hope DC gives us Scott Snyder or someone who has written solid stories in the new 52.

Yep, the only book I've ever liked from Daniel was Battle for the Cowl. While I think it's unlikely that Snyder will take over Action Comics, I think it'd be really cool if he did, I'd like to see his take on the character.

Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree: I really don't know who else can.
 
Azzarelo is in WW
 
Johns can't let go of GL, and he has Aquaman and JL.
 
I can't think of anyone who would do Superman justice.
Posted by jsphsmth

Yes. Thank you. I wish he had made this decision before he decided to craft poorly written Batman stories for seven years. I hope that DC gives Batman Inc to someone who can actually write Batman.

Posted by GalacticPunt

That is a real bummer. Just over a year of Superman stories worth reading...

I'm still going to enjoy his future, less cape-focused projects. And I don't partake in anything heavier than a beer, but I bet this "MorrisonCon" will have the best drugs ever!

Posted by The_Tree

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: I really don't know who else can. Azzarelo is in WW Johns can't let go of GL, and he has Aquaman and JL. I can't think of anyone who would do Superman justice.

I'd really love to see Johns return, his Superman run is my favorite of anybody's. I think Azzarello could possibly handle more than one book, and I really liked the way he wrote Superman in For Tomorrow. But I can't really think of any other greats to take over either.

Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree said:

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: I really don't know who else can. Azzarelo is in WW Johns can't let go of GL, and he has Aquaman and JL. I can't think of anyone who would do Superman justice.

I'd really love to see Johns return, his Superman run is my favorite of anybody's. I think Azzarello could possibly handle more than one book, and I really liked the way he wrote Superman in For Tomorrow. But I can't really think of any other greats to take over either.

Its really sad, this whole ordeal. Superman has suffered with bad writers and stories for way too long.
Posted by The_Tree

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree said:

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: I really don't know who else can. Azzarelo is in WW Johns can't let go of GL, and he has Aquaman and JL. I can't think of anyone who would do Superman justice.

I'd really love to see Johns return, his Superman run is my favorite of anybody's. I think Azzarello could possibly handle more than one book, and I really liked the way he wrote Superman in For Tomorrow. But I can't really think of any other greats to take over either.

Its really sad, this whole ordeal. Superman has suffered with bad writers and stories for way too long.

Yeah, he's truly a character that deserves an A-list creative team.

Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree: His movie comes out next year. DC better have someone big enough to fill Grants shoes....something I highly doubt.
Posted by The_Tree

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: His movie comes out next year. DC better have someone big enough to fill Grants shoes....something I highly doubt.

Oh yes, I'm REALLY looking forward to it. I have no freakin' idea who'll take over Action Comics, but I hope they're great. I know DC really surprised me when they chose John Layman to write Detective Comics.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

How do you know the kitty is upset at Morrison leaving action comics? Maybe he/she just heard about Sally Ride or J.P. Patches?

Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree: Who's that?
Posted by Kervan21

While I liked the first arc on ACTION for the most part, it sort of lost steam with me towards the end. Then it started to dive into Morrison's typical weirdness. While I really appreciate Morrison's creativity and storytelling capability, I've never been a huge fan of his writing, particularly on Batman. It's just too "out there" for me (I still can't get over Batman getting *omega-sactioned* and having to quantum leap through time. Nor Batman going and recruiting a batman-corp. Snyder gets Batman perfect, as Nolan does in the films. I hope that DC can get a stellar writer on this book. I'm not sure who I'd want to come on. It just has to be someone who can write Superman as well as Scott Snyder is writing Batman.

IMO, the whole Superman line is leaving a lot to be desired. I don't like how Lois is being handled, I think it was a mistake for both Ma and Pa Kent to have died already, and Superman's stories have been really lackluster, other than the first arc in ACTION. I look forward to Scott Lobdell writing SUPERMAN, as I've enjoyed his TEEN TITANS book a lot. But as far as Morrison leaving this book, I think it's time.

Posted by erik_norris

@Miss_Garrick: It's probably all the above. Sad day all around.

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Posted by The_Tree

@SandMan_ said:

@The_Tree: Who's that?

A writer mainly known for his work on the Image book, Chew, which I love. He's also written for Wildstorm. DC's choice for him to write Detective Comics seemed really out of the blue, so that makes me think DC's choice for who takes over Action Comics may be just as unpredictable.

Posted by SandMan_
@The_Tree: and/or disappointing.
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