Grant Morrison ending his work on Superhero comics for the foreseeable future
After that, his run on Batman Inc. and by extension his nearly 7 year long run on Batman ends with issue 12.
Oh, and Multiversity is going to be there somewhere, probably after Batman Inc.
And then it’s pretty much creator-owned, non-cape comics. Which is gonna be great in and of itself, but weird for me.
Hell, maybe this is an excuse for me to get off cape comics for a while too? Feels like a pretty big paradigm shift.
Was looking through my Stickies and found this
“Notes about the New 52”
- Too many shady government agencies (Argus, Shade, DEA, Nowhere, Blackhawks, Star Labs,
- Everything being done with the younger generation characters is shit, anything good coming out of that (ie: Bunker) gives off a very 90’s ephemerality due to proximity
- The Blue Beetle story has managed to become
- Do we need a Batgirl when we have Batwoman? Batgirl should be Oracle again.
- Just get Booster Gold and Ted Kord together. He doesn’t need to be Blue Beetle.
- The Green Lantern titles outside of the main one itself feel largely unimportant, New Guardians is fun at times but succumbs far too often to needless plotline changes caused by it’s progenitor title
- Grant Morrison’s influence on Batman feels like another universe in itself, which might be for the best. In a Universe where most important events have been condensed into a 5 year timeline, there isn’t much room for Batman Inc. to have developed. Damian Wayne is a fantastic character, but his existence adds far too many questions to this new timeline.
- Action Comics started off with a very strong direction, but as the story arc went on it became okay when it should have been great. We don’t get nearly enough time with the younger, more brash t-shirted Superman before he becomes a bit more mild and gets his armor. The Golden-Age Socialist Superman we were promised seems to have been replaced very quickly with a zany sci-fi Superman we are used to. At this point I think i’d prefer it if Grant wrote a sort of “greatest hits” for a Superman we’ve never seen before. We have the story where he gets his costume, lets see his greatest adventure with the Justice League. His first meetings with a new rogue’s gallery. This all seems very similar to what we are getting, but a bit more linear.
I should expand on this
I spend way too much time thinking about this stuff
- all the shady government agencies should be one big shady government but I don’t think DC has the balls to do something like that (remember when they pulled that story about Superman teaming up with an muslim superhero out of fear of releasing too many unpatriotic things)
-the entire ‘young’ dc line is basically just a ‘little too late’ attempt to capitalize on the success of Disney’s Tron and what they’re doing puts too much distance between the prior young/teen DC comics and the young/teen cartoons that everyone already knows and loves
- blue beetle and a few other heroes would have been much better suited for team books and if they were going to give them their own titles perhaps launching them as cohesive mini-series would have been a better idea
-Justice League and Justice League Dark are already very serious, there’s no good reason why JLI has to be as serious as the other ones especially when DC is severely lacking in the comedy department
-most of the other Green Lantern titles, while fun/interesting at times, feel mostly irrelevant and would probably do better if condensed into one new green lantern galactic exploration type book that preserved the mystique of the other lanter corp
-the Batman timeline still makes no sense and I think if anyone tells you that it does then they are lying
-there doesn’t need to be a batgirl comic and a batwoman comic, batgirl should still be oracle and batwoman should get a lot more exposure in other comics than she does. bringing batgirl back just feels like a lazy attempt to capitalize off of her iconic status
-action comics is the only good superman thing in the new 52 (superman beyond is good and he’s good but silent in justice league) but even action comics slipped up by taking superman out of his jeans and t-shirt outfit too soon and shelving the social justice champion bit way too early on. i agree that grant morrison should do a sort of greatest hits type thing with action comics but that should definitely include returning to his young brash era sometime in the future
-as tacky as it might seem there needs to be a stormwatch/justice league crossover soon
-bringing in rob liefeld on three titles might be the biggest mistake that DC has ever made and I can almost promise that all of his books are going to cancelled
i dont even want to keep going, this is depressing