anyone else as tired of him as I am?
Although I did not like Final Crisis, I loved R.I.P. and Batman and Robin.. Now as far as making Batman's world nonsensical, I'm not so sure of that. He's explored many of the facets of the Batman mytho, taken it apart and thrown it right at us. So, if Batman's world seems like it lacks sense now, then its probably because it didn't have that much "sense" to begin with
someone once told me they think that GM writes down all of his ideas on tiny scraps of paper; sloshes them all over his table, picks them up in any random order to make his story, and disregards those that fall to the floor! Sure seems like it sometimes; i think he's too obsessed with trying to "blow peoples minds" with his freshman level philosophy class he's putting on with his batman writing; caring more about asking the mind blowing questions; what if Tom Wane was still alive, what if alfred was his father, etc; than the actual answers. As for his "classic" Arkym Asylum, i know he doesn't like the over-testosterone Miller batman of the 80's; but that doesn't mean you need to make him the complete opposite; some wimpy emo who can't think and can't fight. Blah, at least batman and robin is a little more accessible.
Whenever stories have to rely on abstract concepts like Multiverses and Anti-life equations it takes away what makes the stories compelling and interesting. My favorite graphic novel/crisis is Identity Crisis, because it focuses on what makes the characters who they are, and how they deal with real problems. Final Crisis was just a blur of nonsensical concepts and abstract abnormalities. There wasn't anything that made it interesting.
I enjoyed his Batman run except INC. but his Superman ideas especially his Superman 2000 ones smell like a turd that needs to be flushed away quickly before they stink the joint up like JMS did. The ball is in Perez's court to grow some balls and out-style him.
Grant Morrison is a great writer. However, he is not the writer you want to have on a comic in which you absolutely love the characters. His style and approach is basically the same. He's gonna take the book, evaluate the characters, and remold the entire cast to fit his vision. Continuity doesn't matter, powers don't matter, relationships don't matter. He's gonna flip the book on it's ear. It's a formula Alan Moore has been doing since Swamp Thing. This is perfectly fine if you want to see the characters in totally different ways, however, if you love the characters the way they are and just want some good stories to go with the characters you already love; then Grant Morrison's not your guy. To me I'd read anything by him with characters I could care less about. But, I won't read anything he writes with my favorite characters because I know changes are coming and they're going to major and I probably won't like most of them.
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