Grant Morrison

#1 Posted by Xangel (72 posts) - - Show Bio

anyone else as tired of him as I am?

#2 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio

On the whole, no, I am not fed up of him, however, a few issues of Batman and Robin and the entirety of 'The Return of Bruce Wayne' have been terrible.

#3 Posted by Soloman (126 posts) - - Show Bio

He's brought Batman into the realm of the nonsensical. I do not like that.

#4 Posted by Primmaster64 (21138 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason with red hair? Really?!

#5 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

No way! Grant Morrison is amazing!

#6 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@Primmaster64 said:
" Jason with red hair? Really?! "
That was canon. 
 
@Soloman said:
" He's brought Batman into the realm of the nonsensical. I do not like that. "
No, he did not.
#7 Posted by danhimself (22492 posts) - - Show Bio

I used to not like Grant Morrison but ever since he took over Batman he's become one of my favorite writers....I may even go back and give his run on New X-men another try

#8 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio
@danhimself said:
"I may even go back and give his run on New X-men another try "
Do.
#9 Posted by inkbot01 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

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 

#10 Edited by Tyler Starke (4410 posts) - - Show Bio

I have a love hate(emphasis on the hate) relationship with morrison. He's put out some amazing work, but I feel like he's just being contrary most of the time with the changes he makes. But again he is a great writer with a crazy imagination.

#11 Posted by Xangel (72 posts) - - Show Bio

 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.    

#12 Posted by Soloman (126 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#13 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope, I love Morrison. I really wish he was writing for a more interesting set of characters though.

#14 Posted by Darth Paul (273 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoy his writing. He's one of my faves. But, I really haven't read anything by him recently.

#15 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison is the best comics writer, period

#16 Posted by Xangel (72 posts) - - Show Bio
@Soloman: absolutely; totally hit the nail on the head! 
#17 Posted by Soloman (126 posts) - - Show Bio
@Xangel: Hey thanks man :)
#18 Posted by Black_Kn1ght (270 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison rocks

#19 Posted by AMS (1387 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#20 Posted by Night Thrasher (3679 posts) - - Show Bio

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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