Category Archives: Grant Morrison
The World Wonders If Robin Finally Gets R.I.P.’D In Batman Inc. #8 On The Wednesday Run – February 27, 2013
A few weeks back, this column highlighted Batman #17, the final chapter in a storyline entitles “Death of the Family”. If you missed it, you can read about that particular issue here.
Now, it’s not really a spoiler to say that no one really died in the Batman family (Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, etc.) in that issue – but they were left quite distraught and distrustful of their patriarch hero.
Batman Inc. #8, perhaps the most amazingly wacky and fun series that still somehow seems to exist within regular DC “New 52” continuity, without giving too much away, may have an entirely different kind of ending.
Let me help you get caught up.
This Will Make You: Happy! #1 But You’ll Need A Loan For Joe Kubert’s Tarzan Of The Apes: Artist’s Edition On The Wednesday Run – September 26, 2012
Image Comic, one of the “independent” publishing companies, keeps on knocking new comic book series’ out of the park! Their titles have been making the headlines across the top of Wednesday Run columns throughout 2012 – and today, September 26, is no different.
But there are two picks to choose from this week. One that will be sure to put a smile on your face (it’s in the title of the new series, after all) and one that you might have to mortgage your house in order to purchase (but worth every penny of interest you’ll have to pay)!
Choice is a good thing, right? Check them out after the jump!
Exactly how close can a writer be to his or her own fictional story? Set aside William Burroughs for a moment. No, wait. Include him.
For fan-favourite scribe, Grant Morrison and his The Invisibles comic book series, the answer to that question is, seemingly, perilously close.
For Morrison, putting the main protagonist of his monthly periodical in jeopardy affected the real-life teller of the tale in profound physical ways. And that says nothing to the state of dwindling sales and an acute fear of cancellation. Writer and creation are one and the same, you see, and the panacea, beyond writing the protagonist in more comfortable confines?
Yeah. You read that right.
And thus is the born the enduring mythology and fan love affair that is The Invisibles.
Oh, it’s a special day at the comic shops today.
What do you get when you put a plethora of top industry talent together and give them the keys to the Batman mythos? Something absolutely remarkable, that’s what. A Batman storyline for the ages. One that adheres to decades of that character’s continuity, yet still finds ways to blaze new ground. A tale destined to be remembered as one of the most action-packed, mysterious, fun and absolutely crazed sequences of monthly comic book storytelling ever published.
And that kind of praise, of course, leads to a much-deserved deluxe hardcover compilation.
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When you think super-teams in the DC Comics universe, the Justice League comes to mind immediately, maybe followed by the Teen Titans, the Justice Society and half a dozen others. I’m going to delve a little deeper, and take a journey into the forgotten corners of the DC universe. Here’s a look at some of the forgotten teams of the DC Universe.
Back from March break?
Thawed from the winter cold?
Fresh from pumping iron at the gym?
Ready for the summer?
Willing to flex some hard, sexy muscle on the beach, all bulging biceps and swollen pectorals, wearing nothing but a teeny, leopard-print banana hammock? Flex Mentallo, the famous “Man of Muscle Mystery”, did just that…over sixty years before he was first created?!?
Wait! What? How!?!
Earlier this month, fellow Biff Bam Pop! writer, Glenn Walker, gave us a harrowing (and thrilling) tour through the mad halls of Arkham Asylum, DC Comics’ home for crazy, wicked characters. You can read that fantastic article right here.
But there are other comic book characters from DC that are not of the mainstream, ones that could just as easily be locked up beside the Joker, Mad Hatter, Psycho Pirate and Clayface. They’re out there on the fringes, inducing a sense of crazed vertigo in readers everywhere! Here are five of them:
Arkham Asylum. Now that’s a name that provokes fear and terror for many. Officially named the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane, the hospital/prison is where many of Gotham City’s, and the DC Comics universe’s, most dangerous deranged criminals are incarcerated. From a minor reference in one comic book, it has become so much bigger, most recently with two huge selling videogames and what looks to be a major plotline in one of this summer’s surefire blockbusters, The Dark Knight Rises.