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.