"I'm going to paraphrase Nietzsche, when you judge a work, the work judges you."
DC hired him to write the book going in with that knowledge. he even wrote the zero issue and fleshed out the run for another issue. so he went beyond what he initially was hired to do.
but because he wasn't chained to a desk and forced to write another thirty issues (even though he had no more story to tell), he's apparently running roughshod over his bosses.
So, what does anyone else think of #16? I haven't read it yet since my comics now ship at the end of the month. :(
Pull-list: Action Comics, Batman, The Flash, Superman, Superman Unchained, Batman/Superman, Astro City
No, I work in the real world were when you fuck up you get fired. Why people insist on walking on eggshells for these so called artist is beyond me. Maybe they should go into the real world and get real jobs and try some of that shit they do in their fantasy world and see how far it gets them.As someone who occasionally gets paid for some words here and there, this literally makes me sick. This mindset is why so many brilliant minds die in the gutter. Appalling.A good so called artist never runs out of stories to tell. It's why they make the ridiculous amount of money they make to write. You should be pissed he is quitting. He had a job to do and he left in the middle of that job.
I'll just skip the cock fight that has broken out here and jump right into my thoughts on the comic. If I thought that DC had a clue what to do with Superman, I'd be delighted that Grant was leaving. The stories in this comic have been scatter brained and slipshod at best. Superman does stuff because Grant has a cool scene (in his own mind) for Supes to be in, and nothing else really matters. The book feels like a bad video game story that you'd find in Mortal Kombat or DOA. There's just enough there to get to Grant's next money shot. This hardly seems like the same guy who wrote All-Star. It is the directionless mess that we've had in every ongoing Superman comic for the past decade. It's not special or even particularly good. Its barely above average on its best day, which only makes it seem like a good comic compared to the other Superman book or the whining walking the country pablum that we got before the reboot.
Put Brian Q. Miller on the book and let Superman be less of a d-bag.
Star Wars: Dark Times,
Richard Stark's Parker by Darwyn Cooke,
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye
I'm no Morrison acolyte but I think he gets Superman on a fundamental level and while this issue was a bit of a comedown from 15 and yes the overall story is
intentionally muddled and obscure I really enjoyed it. I agree with some here that perhaps, having such a radical writer might not have been the best idea for a ground floor rebuilding of the brand, we got the other extreme in the Superman title, bland approximations of 90s triangle era stories. Didn't Grant say at one point,he would be happy to write Superman for the rest of his life? am I right with that? now im not saying he should and i understand his talk of burn out,lenghty Bat-arc and then choppy Superman story afterwards, it makes sense to me.
Has Action been perfect? No, it's had its wobbles and underwhelming moments but it has also challenged the way Superman stories could be told, given us a plethora of concepts
to be potentially fleshed out (which Lobdell is doing to a degree) and I'm happy this is the framework heading into this Banner Superman year.
Lexrules, I enjoy your posts, even if i don't agree with them and i just want to get that out of the way before i make this point, so it is not seen to be a pointed attack
but i must take issue with the whole forcing writers to continue telling stories through contractual means. I mean people forcing contractual obligations killed the Chris Reeves Superman film series of which you are such a fan, and that is just one example of how it can be detrimental. It'd be one thing if Morrison left his arc un-concluded and just skipped out but he hasn't. He's going to end his run and move on. I don't see any problem with that.
Thanks for your balanced opinion.
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