He talks about WW as if Superman and Batman have no baggage. One comes across as repressed and asexual no matter they say about him and Lois and the other a man who has homosexual overtones with his young protege. I think you could find subtext anywhere you want.
So if Grant does not get WW ( it's okay Grant, you don't have to get her at all cause some don't get Superman or Batman) is he saying his idea of WW is what is going to be better that what he feels has been written? Not necessarily.
Well let's see what he can do. But he can be very good or very bad. I just don't get his insistence that Superman and Batman don't have issues.
And while I think Morrison can do wonders with WW, he always seems, imo, to over-focus on the sexuality thing in interviews, almost as if it's the only thing that should define the character. Does he really think that "reindeer games" is going to get a modern audience to take WW seriously?
Heck, the last two times Morrison has used Wonder Woman, he's put the bondage stuff upfront and did great with it, even if she not a major character in either story.
'The marquis. Well, you know, to be honest, he seems a little bit dodgy to me.'
'Mm,' she agreed. 'He's a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur."
I doubt Morrisson can handle the material. He would emphasize the sexy kink of Marston but I doubt he would link it to the philosophy of Marston.
He even makes sure to say in that link that it would be not prurient.
As for Cry For Justice, that's a widely hated series, so it's probably not the best example of well-done "adult" storytelling in action. It also focused on characters that don't share the status of the likes of Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman.
Anyway, I'm just giving my own impressions, based on what Morrison has said. It's still a project (assuming there's actually anything on the way) that interests me.
Grant Morrison isn't just a big name writer. He's THE comic writer of the moment. Like Moore before him. Sure he's done some wacky stuff, but Morrison on his off day is better than a slew of other writers. Putting Morrison on a Wonder Woman book would be great. He has a respect for the character and if he took her on there is no reason why it shouldn't be fan-freaking-tastic.
I mean, there is no reason he has to embrace the character like he has Batman but at the very least people would take notice. And sustainable interest from the company is all DC would need to make Diana into the next Barry Allen.
I'm a big fan of Morrison, but didn't like the idea of him doing Wonder Woman. I don't care what anyone says, his use of her in FC and his JLA showed me he simply wasn't the right person to be writing the character. But after FC when he gave that interview and 'apologized' for her role in FC, and how it was meant as a way to flush away his negative feelings for the character gave me a strongly renewed faith in him tackling the character.
As far as the sexuality is concerned, well, I don't know. At the very least it shows him putting some thoughts in some of the things of the past and history of Wonder Woman (something that feels seriously lacking in today's crop of writer's who tackle her). I'm up for whatever he tries. I just hope to God he tears away some of the warrior characterizations the character carries around.
i would love Grant Morrison to take on wonder woman. imho it couldnt be any worse than the crap dc does
Morrison, on the other hand, has managed to write relatively mature work about superheroes, including the Big Three of DC, and he hasn't turned them into porno jokes, so the idea that he's somehow going to try turning in a seventy page OGN of Wonder Woman being perverted is a silly fear.
Forget the fact that Morrison has written some of the most fascinating comics of our day. Forget the fact that he is as talented as anyone who as ever worked in the medium. Forget the fact that he could bring a massive amount of coverage to Wonder Woman, coverage that she has desperately needed for a long time.
Forget all that.
He's Grant Morrison. He's bad. He wrote Final Crisis, so he should be castrated.
That's the typical WW fan reaction.
And, I don't know, a lot of people seem to agree her role in ROBW was fairly bawlin'. So, yeah, no need for pessimism outside the usual caution optimism you should always take when any writer comes onto anything.