I'll admit it. The whole reason I've even been in comic shops the past 8 years or so has been for Morrison's books. Sure i enjoy a helluva lot of other comic stuff - but its all just icing on the cake. Now this isnt necessarily a bad thing, but Morrison basically ruins any comic book for me after he leaves it, because there is no way anyone is going to follow it up and top it. See: X-Men, [All-star] Superman, and now Batman. Xmen has been in shambles ever since he left with nothing coming even remotely close, and no one is topping this Batman run - I will be re-reading it for years.
Marvel: Hickman's Avengers/New Avengers
DC: Azzarello's WonderWoman
Valiant: X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot
Other: Hellboy, Cobra Files, Fables, Spawn, Prophet
...And does Mr. Goddanm Batman says so much as ''Thanks''? OF COURSE not. That'd hardly be GRIM AND GRITTY, would it?
-DKU's Jim Gordon.
That said, a writer injecting his or her own personality into a book isn't necessarily a bad thing. You just have to find the combination of the two that is seamless, like I mentioned earlier how his runs on Superman and JLA have been.
Just for clarification's sake, though, I completely understand that these are simply opinions, no better or worse than anyone else's on these boards, pro or con and I have absolutely no problem with those that like his Bat-stuff. Just thought I'd answer a question that was put out there.
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Okay, well, Batman, Inc. for example is not a concept that I could ever imagine Bruce going forward with before Morrison. As for RIP, it just seemed to go along with his fondness for pre-Crisis stories, bringing everything in from Bat-Mite to that crazy colorful costume and that Zur-En-Arrh concept.And just naming the titles of two long stories doesn't count as giving examples.
It's his fondness for all the eras of Batman, the Silver Age ones are just the ones that stick out because he's the only one to try to incorporate it.As for RIP, it just seemed to go along with his fondness for pre-Crisis stories, bringing everything in from Bat-Mite to that crazy colorful costume and that Zur-En-Arrh concept.
Grant Morrison is a wonderful Bat writer. He appreciates the character very well.
I'm honestly I'm quite fond of many a pre-Crisis story, myself. I just prefer those concepts in the age they were originally introduced in. At least as far as Batman is concerned. Like I've already mentioned, I find those sensibilities far more beneficial for books like Superman and the JLA than Batman and X-Men.
Honestly, it's just not my bag. If it's your's that's fine, but I have no interest in being talked into it anymore than I'm sure you do into being talked out of it (which I'm not trying to do, btw. Just presenting a different pov).
Not particularly trying to state one. Just putting forth how I and a few others out there may have interpreted it after someone earlier asked for Morrison criticisms. You don't interpret it that way? That's fine, I have absolutely no problem with that.Citing people from the DC boards doesn't help giving your case ethos.