Grant Morrison Wants To Bring 'Wonder Woman' Back To Her Roots

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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Of all the things Grant Morrison is famous for, the way he utilizes elements of a character's origin in a current story is probably what makes his writing most recognizable. Morrison goes to the "root" of a character not only to get a better understanding of him or her, but also to craft a story that deals with details of what made the character who they are in their present incarnation. He uses their history to distinguish who they are. Morrison very sucessfully did this when he wrote All-Star Superman and Batman, R.I.P., so people were not the least bit surprised when the writer revealed that Wonder Woman would be his next challenge. Back in 2009, Morrison revealed that Wonder Woman is the one character he would most like to tackle and that he hopes he would have an opportunity to "redefine what she stands for and what she's capable of as a character." Since, however, there hasn't been much word on Morrison's ties to Diana. Until now.

In a recent interview at the Edinburgh Book Festival Morrison revealed his plans for Wonder Woman as well as the kind of research he had to do in order to get a full grasp on feminist concepts that inherently relate to the character.

== TEASER ==
But I think I've found a way to get all that back in again but it took a lot of reading. This has been the hardest project I've ever done. I had to read feminist theory all the way through, from Simone De Beauvoir to Andrea Dworkin and apply it to this character. And to try and do something that incorporated those ideas but completely took them in a different direction. So I mean beyond that I'll say, Wonder Woman needs sex definitely because you know, again as I said in the book, they kind of transformed her into a cross between the Virgin Mary and Mary Tyler Moore. This girl scout who had no sexuality at all and the character's never quite worked since then.

Morrison brings up an interesting point. Should Wonder Woman have to sacrifice her femininity and sexuality in order to be a strong woman? Can she be both? According to the writer, removing any trace of her sexuality is partially the "root" of the problem.

...you could take out the murder element of Superman and Batman and the strips still worked. But when you took the sex out of Wonder Woman, the thing went flat. And the sales died immediately after Marston himself died and never ever recovered....In the way that Superman's supposed to stand for men but at least he's allowed to have some kind of element of sexuality, Wonder Woman is expected to stand for women without any element of sexuality, and that seems wrong...I started looking at trying to do a Wonder Woman that brought back some of these elements but without it being prurient or exploitative.

It's certainly an interesting perspective, and it certainly sounds like a challenge. Morrison also stated that he doesn't want to reveal too much as he hopes the series would be released within the coming year, but he's already revealed plenty about the direction in which he would like to take the character in his book: back to her roots; back to William Marston. What do you think of Morrison's idea for a Wonder Woman book? Is it something you would be interested in reading?

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

cool

#2 Posted by The Poet (8335 posts) - - Show Bio

hmm...I would trust Morrison with wonder woman

but when would he have time for such projects? I mean right now he's doing Action comics and next year he's doing Multiversity or whatever and somewhere around then he's also doing that Batman Inc sequel...Doesn't he have enough on his plate? not that I'm complaining. Guess he's no one to stay still doing nothing

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#3 Posted by Kal'smahboi (3509 posts) - - Show Bio

Neat. I'd read it.

#4 Posted by BallsMonkey (21 posts) - - Show Bio

Go for it Grant!

#5 Posted by CrimsonTempest (307 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd read it.

#6 Posted by ManlyScream (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Okay, but would that be at the end of Azzarello's run? Is this a side story and if so, how will it alter the continuity that is being established right now by the character in the new 52?

It's a great idea that, i believe, has made other female characters more enjoyable than they would have otherwise (batwoman)

Very commendable doing so much research...wonder how many other writers are doing the same...but that's just part of Morrison greatness.

#7 Posted by feebadger (1445 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to read it and he's absolutely right. Wonder Woman can be a hard character to relate to sometimes as she's written as almost pious, chaste and stoic by most writers. She does have strong ideals, certainly and her background is, unusual to say the least, but she's also a woman and in that deserves to be written with more depth and real sexuality.

#8 Posted by Unwritten Duck (110 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison is one of those writers whose works you usually have to read more than once to understand what he is doing. For me this was the case with All*Star Superman. The first time I read it, the story didn't really make sense and it seemed to be lacking, and upon my second reading when I saw that it was about seeing the world as Superman sees it then I was like "Oh now I get it."

I think the same will apply with Wonder Woman. Now I'm not expecting All*Star Superman Wonder Woman, but I do expect Grant to take the character in a direction where she's never been taken before and that's what interests me the most.

#9 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2240 posts) - - Show Bio

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

#10 Posted by daredevil21134 (11462 posts) - - Show Bio

Amen Grant

#11 Posted by NightFang (9976 posts) - - Show Bio

Interesting.

#12 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

@Unwritten Duck said:

Grant Morrison is one of those writers whose works you usually have to read more than once to understand what he is doing. For me this was the case with All*Star Superman. The first time I read it, the story didn't really make sense and it seemed to be lacking, and upon my second reading when I saw that it was about seeing the world as Superman sees it then I was like "Oh now I get it."

I think the same will apply with Wonder Woman. Now I'm not expecting All*Star Superman Wonder Woman, but I do expect Grant to take the character in a direction where she's never been taken before and that's what interests me the most.

Well said.

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#13 Edited by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio

@ManlyScream: @ManlyScream said:

Okay, but would that be at the end of Azzarello's run? Is this a side story and if so, how will it alter the continuity that is being established right now by the character in the new 52?

It's a great idea that, i believe, has made other female characters more enjoyable than they would have otherwise (batwoman)

Very commendable doing so much research...wonder how many other writers are doing the same...but that's just part of Morrison greatness.

For a while now when this project comes up it is rumored to be another ongoing or a mini or an OGN last time he mentioned it:

" I'm working on this Wonder Woman thing that I've been doing for years, which was going to be Earth One and I'm sure it'll end up somewhere with Brian Azzarello doing the new in-continuity Wonder Woman."

Whatever that means either it is another book or will be in the Wonder Woman ongoing. He has lots of projects coming up which include Batman Inc, two movies, Multiversity and possibly The Flash so who knows when this project will actually be published.

#14 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

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#15 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

#16 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

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#17 Posted by shawn87 (2095 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds awesome. It's only fitting that Wonder Woman would be next on his list. He's done great things with Superman and Batman, now it's time to complete the trinity 

#18 Posted by Grimoire (537 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm happy that as good a writer as Grant Morrison realized what Wonder Woman seems to be lacking and hope to see what he can do. Can't wait.

#19 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnny_spam said:

@ManlyScream: @ManlyScream said:

Okay, but would that be at the end of Azzarello's run? Is this a side story and if so, how will it alter the continuity that is being established right now by the character in the new 52?

It's a great idea that, i believe, has made other female characters more enjoyable than they would have otherwise (batwoman)

Very commendable doing so much research...wonder how many other writers are doing the same...but that's just part of Morrison greatness.

For a while now when this project comes up it is rumored to be another ongoing or a mini or an OGN last time he mentioned it:

" I'm working on this Wonder Woman thing that I've been doing for years, which was going to be Earth One and I'm sure it'll end up somewhere with Brian Azzarello doing the new in-continuity Wonder Woman."

Whatever that means either it is another book or will be in the Wonder Woman ongoing. He has lots of projects coming up which include Batman Inc, two movies, Multiversity and possibly The Flash so who knows when this project will actually be published.

don't forget about Seaguy: Eternal! he's already lied about that coming out

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#20 Posted by kennybaese (1110 posts) - - Show Bio

I will read a Morrison Wonder Woman run or mini or whatever. Some of his ideas seem cool too.

#21 Edited by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

His recent projects seem to be plagued with delays. We still need to see the conclusion of his Batman Inc storyline and his continually promised multiverse project, both of which are also supposed to be out in 2012. Does anyone believe that he can write WW, finish these projects, and write Action at the same time?

#22 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

LMAO! Yeah, I'm sure this'd definitely help DC out of the sexist reputations they've gained. Definitely.

#23 Posted by TheCrowbar (4286 posts) - - Show Bio

Grant Morrison is going to have Wonder Woman tied up?

#24 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

Considering his contempt for other comic book writers, (please read his recent Rolling Stones interview before blasting me) it means that Azzarello's run will be undone. Shame I really enjoyed the first issue.

Not particularly worried about it though, as all his recent projects seem to be plagued with delays. Must be the artists' fault. We still need to see the conclusion of his Batman Inc storyline and his continually promised multiverse project, both of which are also supposed to be out in 2012. Does anyone believe that he can write WW, finish these projects, and write Action at the same time?

what are you talking about? his contempt is for writers he specifically has a past with (Alan Moore/Mark Millar)...I don't see why he'd have anything against Azzarello, they rarely even work in the same genre of comics

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#25 Posted by DarkChris (303 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, I will read whatever Morrison will writer. Since Azzarello's run seems pretty good and they don't want to mess up with the New 52 continuity, he could write a maxi series of timeless stories with Wonder Woman. Not All-Star Wonder Woman, something other like Wonder Woman: Forever or something like that.

#26 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

LMAO! Yeah, I'm sure this'd definitely help DC out of the sexist reputations they've gained. Definitely.

If DC or Grant tries to censor/change the story because of that, I'll be pissed, who cares about a reputation when it comes to making stories? It's a ridiculous idea anyways, DC being sexist that is, the new people in charge may be incompetent but sexist? Pfft.

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#27 Posted by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost: Also The New Bible his lies must be stopped!

#28 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

LMAO! Yeah, I'm sure this'd definitely help DC out of the sexist reputations they've gained. Definitely.

If DC or Grant tries to censor/change the story because of that, I'll be pissed, who cares about a reputation when it comes to making stories? It's a ridiculous idea anyways, DC being sexist that is, the new people in charge may be incompetent but sexist? Pfft.

Never said anything to the contrary.

#29 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnny_spam said:

@aztek_the_lost: Also The New Bible his lies must be stopped!

you know, with as bad as Grant is at juggling multiple projects, I really wish he'd just drop this Action Comics thing and pursue his other projects, he's already done Superman, I highly doubt his run on Action will receive the acclaim of All-Star so he might as well just do these new ideas he's got that people want to see

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#30 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

LMAO! Yeah, I'm sure this'd definitely help DC out of the sexist reputations they've gained. Definitely.

If DC or Grant tries to censor/change the story because of that, I'll be pissed, who cares about a reputation when it comes to making stories? It's a ridiculous idea anyways, DC being sexist that is, the new people in charge may be incompetent but sexist? Pfft.

Never said anything to the contrary.

I know, but you brought up a valid point that represents the ideas of the vocal portion of the comic-reading populace.

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#31 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

Well...I can't say I always enjoy his ideas, but this one could work. Don't know though...Don't hate me Morrison fans, but he has a thing with redifining super-heroes (or villains) and I don't think it can always work for the best. That's all.

#32 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

LMAO! Yeah, I'm sure this'd definitely help DC out of the sexist reputations they've gained. Definitely.

If DC or Grant tries to censor/change the story because of that, I'll be pissed, who cares about a reputation when it comes to making stories? It's a ridiculous idea anyways, DC being sexist that is, the new people in charge may be incompetent but sexist? Pfft.

Never said anything to the contrary.

I know, but you brought up a valid point that represents the ideas of the vocal portion of the comic-reading populace.

Well my opinions on the subject are (briefly):

  1. What they did to Catwoman was cheap. Trying to get readers based on boobs hanging out of comics.
  2. What they did with Starfire isn't bad in terms of sex and such, its just bad because it ruined a good character.

So, yeah. DC isn't sexist, just exploiting and incompetent. But then again, which big Comic Book company isnt?

#33 Posted by super_psycho (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

He is sick and twisted but he has done wonders

#34 Edited by johnny_spam (2035 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth: He said the rape scene in Identity Crisis was wrong and did not feel right something many people complained about. He also wrote Final Crisis a year before publication and asked DC not to use the New Gods, in his Seven Soldiers run he showed what happened to them. DC ignored and made Countdown afterwards. Many times his books are in their own corner only when he introduces characters are they used by others but storylines involving existing characters are ignored Joker for example was deformed quiet and sent into Arkham yet many writers used him like nothing happened. It should be the part of the editor to fix those problems.

#35 Posted by toastedbread (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll be interested to see what he does with it but I'm not convinced that Wonder Woman's had her sexuality removed, I think people are just uncomfortable acknowledging it. She's really physically prominent, dresses like a barbarian and is associated with much more aggressive weaponry than most other heroes with all the times she's drawn with swords and shields. If she was a guy, I honestly think she'd come across as "virile" rather than "virginal". Is putting her back into bondage just a way of putting a woman who's sexuality is largely due to her physical prowess rather than more traditionally sexualised behaviour back into an understandable box? i.e. that of a dominatrix?

I'd be more interested in seeing Wonder Woman's sexuality being explored *without* the bondage elements.

#36 Edited by super_psycho (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

@toastedbread said:

I'll be interested to see what he does with it but I'm not convinced that Wonder Woman's had her sexuality removed, I think people are just uncomfortable acknowledging it. She's really physically prominent, dresses like a barbarian and is associated with much more aggressive weaponry than most other heroes with all the times she's drawn with swords and shields. If she was a guy, I honestly think she'd come across as "virile" rather than "virginal". Is putting her back into bondage just a way of putting a woman who's sexuality is largely due to her physical prowess rather than more traditionally sexualised behaviour back into an understandable box? i.e. that of a dominatrix?

I'd be more interested in seeing Wonder Woman's sexuality being explored *without* the bondage elements.

agreed

#37 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@johnny_spam said:

@jsphsmth: He said the rape scene in Identity Crisis was wrong and did not feel right something many people complained about. He also wrote Final Crisis a year before publication and asked DC not to use the New Gods, in his Seven Soldiers run he showed what happened to them. DC ignored and made Countdown afterwards. Many times his books are in their own corner only when he introduces characters are they used by others but storylines involving existing characters are ignored Joker for example was deformed quiet and sent into Arkham yet many writers used him like nothing happened. It should be the part of the editor to fix those problems.

this, I think you read it wrong if you picked up he hates all comic writers

he thinks the industry is dead but that doesn't mean he hates the people who work in it

and he went on to say he liked Identity Crisis afterward, he was just going on a thing about how he doesn't know why rape needs to be used in comics (see: hatred of Moore)

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#38 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@ReVamp said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

Wonder Woman? Relevant? I'd read it.

@ArtisticNeedham said:

On so many documentaries I have seen they say there is a lot of S&M implied in it and a lot of suggestive sexuality, does he mean to take it back to that?

I sure hope so, bondage FTW!

lol.

to be perfectly honest, I don't think you could take WW "back to her roots" without bondage, that's kind of a huge part of the original character, if it's not a part of the series even in some weird Morrison-y way then Grant really dropped the ball

LMAO! Yeah, I'm sure this'd definitely help DC out of the sexist reputations they've gained. Definitely.

If DC or Grant tries to censor/change the story because of that, I'll be pissed, who cares about a reputation when it comes to making stories? It's a ridiculous idea anyways, DC being sexist that is, the new people in charge may be incompetent but sexist? Pfft.

Never said anything to the contrary.

I know, but you brought up a valid point that represents the ideas of the vocal portion of the comic-reading populace.

Well my opinions on the subject are (briefly):

  1. What they did to Catwoman was cheap. Trying to get readers based on boobs hanging out of comics.
  2. What they did with Starfire isn't bad in terms of sex and such, its just bad because it ruined a good character.

So, yeah. DC isn't sexist, just exploiting and incompetent. But then again, which big Comic Book company isnt?

If Starfire was a good character, it was a long time ago. Not recently. And Catwoman fans liked this interpretation of Catwoman didn't they? As for other things, like there not being enough female writers, that's hardly DC's problem, they couldn't have equal female:male writers unless they'd deny a lot of male writers who deserve to have a shot for a bunch of females nobody's ever heard of or who haven't proven themselves yet

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#39 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

@aztek_the_lost: Not how I read it. Along with the comic industry in general, he also had an issue with Meltzer's Identity Crisis in addition to the writers you mentioned.

If it gets in the way of his stories, he is willing to undo other storylines; Countdown was sacrificed for his Final Crisis.

To be fair, people were also told not to touch the New Gods leading up to Final Crisis, because of their spot in that.

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#40 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@jsphsmth said:

@aztek_the_lost: Not how I read it. Along with the comic industry in general, he also had an issue with Meltzer's Identity Crisis in addition to the writers you mentioned.

If it gets in the way of his stories, he is willing to undo other storylines; Countdown was sacrificed for his Final Crisis.

To be fair, people were also told not to touch the New Gods leading up to Final Crisis, because of their spot in that.

besides, nobody liked Countdown anyways, sure very few people liked Final Crisis but 1 is more than 0, I don't see the problem

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#41 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost: Countdown blew chunks.

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#42 Posted by VioletPhoenix (300 posts) - - Show Bio

Believe in Morrison..This guy got me hooked to New X-Men and his Batman run.

#43 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost:

Yeah, Starfire might have been a character a long time ago, but that's because she hasn't had that much of a show time and when she has she's always been defined by Grayson. Still, her essence has always been there.

Now, when it comes to Catwoman, I'm not talking about her acting like a slut, or about her having sex randomly with Batman at the end of the issue. I'm talking abotu the fact that the writer suddenly chose to have a boob in a bra slipped outside of her costume in one of the first panels of the comic book. That could easily have been avoided. It was unecessary. It was just... stupid. I mean really? How did that help the story, the character, or anything at all? And please don't come at me with some bulls**t that it because she didn't have time to dress properly (not that you would). I'm not talking about the decisions that led her to do it in the comic book, I'm talking about the decisions that led the writer to portray it that way. We both no that scene could have been portrayed in a different way.

Well, we're getting off topic, here's to Wonder Woman having the possibility of a Morrison run.

#44 Posted by Mercy_ (92684 posts) - - Show Bio

@jsphsmth said:

@The Dark Huntress: I didn't know Morrison was part of DC's management team. He decides who is allowed to write what?

I knew I should never have expressed an opinion on the all-mighty Morrison.

Getting back to the original question, no I seriously doubt the storyline will be realized in 2012.

It was an integral part of the story. He put it out there that people using these characters would screw with that story. He was told that people wouldn't use those characters. In addition to that, it's Morrison. DC pretty much lets him do whatever the f*ck he wants.

There are people here and in the comic book community who do laud Morrison as a god. I'm not one of them. So maybe it would be wise to not come along with sarcastic comments and assumptions of people's opinions on things?

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#45 Posted by ReVamp (22865 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@jsphsmth said:

@The Dark Huntress: I didn't know Morrison was part of DC's management team. He decides who is allowed to write what?

I knew I should never have expressed an opinion on the all-mighty Morrison.

Getting back to the original question, no I seriously doubt the storyline will be realized in 2012.

It was an integral part of the story. He put it out there that people using these characters would screw with that story. He was told that people wouldn't use those characters. In addition to that, it's Morrison. DC pretty much lets him do whatever the f*ck he wants.

There are people here and in the comic book community who do laud Morrison as a god. I'm not one of them. So maybe it would be wise to not come along with sarcastic comments and assumptions of people's opinions on things?

Is that a bad thing? LMAO :P Couldn't resist.

#46 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Dark Huntress said:

@jsphsmth said:

@The Dark Huntress: I didn't know Morrison was part of DC's management team. He decides who is allowed to write what?

I knew I should never have expressed an opinion on the all-mighty Morrison.

Getting back to the original question, no I seriously doubt the storyline will be realized in 2012.

It was an integral part of the story. He put it out there that people using these characters would screw with that story. He was told that people wouldn't use those characters. In addition to that, it's Morrison. DC pretty much lets him do whatever the f*ck he wants.

There are people here and in the comic book community who do laud Morrison as a god. I'm not one of them. So maybe it would be wise to not come along with sarcastic comments and assumptions of people's opinions on things?

This. Sorry I tried to prevent the spreading inaccurate information but it has nothing to do with the fact that I get off to an effigy of Grant Morrison every night before I go into my drug-induced dreams.

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#47 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

What does it mean for the revamped WW that they now want to go "back to the roots?"

#48 Posted by tbpinkfloyd (126 posts) - - Show Bio

Why? I mean, Azzarello's series JUST started and it's awesome!

#49 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@ReVamp: I know you're right about the boob scene, I guess it just didn't register as a big deal to me, I know it was pointless but so was the entirety of OMAC #1, Mr. Terrific's existence as a character and the Legion of Super-Heroes (and their lost counterpart) and I don't see people ranting about that. It's not sexist though. I refuse to live in a world where any man who worships the female figure (naked or otherwise) is condemned as sexist.

And yes, here's to hoping Morrison actually writes something he's promised to and it doesn't suffer delays only to turn out as generic crap (Joe the Barbarian #8).

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#50 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@fodigg said:

What does it mean for the revamped WW that they now want to go "back to the roots?"

based on the claims of the article, this has been in the works far longer then The New 52

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