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Today I was reminded of something…


Sometimes people complain… and complain… and complain. I do that often. I like to buy things, just so I will have the basis to complain. That is how I have justified my Batman purchases in the Grant Morrison era. There have been a few creators that will NEVER see a penny of my hard earned cash (or at least what the government will allow me to keep). Today I was reminded why. *chuckle* For those old skoolers that read this still, I leave you with a single image.

Harry What’s-His-Name has a theme park? Not exactly.

OI VEY!  If I see some more crap on my Twitter feed with the #wwohp hashtag, I think I am going to throw myself into traffic.  If there was ever a function in Twitter I need right right now, it would be filter, so I can filter *OUT* those damn #wwohp posts!

Here is a list of 10 things I care about more than the Whatzing Recycled Theme Park Area of Harry Needs-to-get-laid:

1.  My bowel movements.  At least I can get some reading done as well.
2.  Some idiot in the U.S. Senate thinks you can turn off parts of the Internet.  Wasn’t Tipper Gore bad enough?
3.  What stupidity Grant Morrison (the Michael Bay of Comics) will put Bruce Wayne through before he is Batman again.
4.  Miley Cyrus hasn’t hired someone to kick Perez Hilton’s ass into next week.
5.  I still don’t have an Android powered tablet!
6.  No one has started an Internet campaign to get Tom Croom and I a panel at BotCon.
7.  I heard there was some goofy soccer tournament going on somewhere else… not in the US.
8.  I have a greater desire to see the new Smurfs movie than to go see the #wwohp.
9.  Putting my shoes on the correct feet in the morning.
10.  Gravity working correctly when I get out of bed in the morning.

People are having orgasms over a recycled themed area in a decaying park whose ‘heyday’ was 5 years ago and who got rid of its only originally designed area to puke up more sub-par attractions attached to yet another 3rd party property.  At least when Six Flags had the goofy DC Comics themed attractions, Warner Bros OWNED IT!

You know what would have gotten me excited? A Harry Whats-his-name Theme Park.   You know, a whole park dedicated to the franchise.  I really don’t think Harry Potter fans realize exactly how short changed they are to have to be ‘part’ of a theme park.  Oh, guess you’re not good enough to support your own, eh?  Lame.

Grant Morrison’s "Joker" is superior?! Are we in a mirror universe?


I have not been completely vocal in my displeasure for Grant Morrison and his epic fails of the last 2 years… They can be summarized as:

3.) The death of Bruce Wayne (which could be tied into 2)
4.) The death of Darkseid
5.) The complete lameness of the new Seven Soldiers of Victory
6.) Final Crisis (so bad, it needs to be mentioned twice)
7.) DC One Million (Oh boy was that a stinker!)
8.) His Mary Sue in Seven Soldiers of Victory, Animal Man, and a number of other titles
9.) Final Crisis (Yes, so bad it had to be listed THREE times)
10.) Not killing Jason Todd AGAIN after that other idiot Winnick brought him back from the dead.

I read once that Morrison was one of those “art for art’s sake” kind of writers. You know the type that feels you can not understand the depths he goes to in his writing. I used to be a huge Morrison fan. His run on JLA in the early part of this decade completely revitalized the book and team. Where the problem lies, is that even though he has done great good, his ‘problems’ far outweigh those positives.

At this point, you are probably asking yourself, “So Joey… what’s the big deal? What has gotten you on this tirade today?” Surprisingly enough, this does not stem from a dislike of Grant Morrison, but a like for another writer, Paul Dini. After Grant Morrison did #3 on the above list, Paul Dini was asked to come on board and write two books: Batman: Streets of Gotham and Gotham City Sirens. Both of these have been of high caliber, but because of a number of scheduling conflicts there was a guest writer for GCS last issue. Paul Dini returns to GCS with Issue #4 and DC has put a preview up on on their “Blog” The Source. What is truly annoying me to no end is all the “Dini doesn’t write The Joker as well as Morrison” drivel these people are spewing! The Joker’s resergence as a Batman villain in the last 15 years can be accredited to his placement back in mainstream entertainment through Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and Justice League. Three guesses who was primary driving force in those items?!? Oh yeah, it was Paul Dini! Beside Dennis O’Niel’s run on the Batman, I cannot think of another many’s contribution to The Joker that was so defining. I was extremely disappointed when I saw that GCS #3 was not written by Dini and now I am overjoyed to see his return to the book. Many people may not know, but Dini created the character of Harley Quinn for B:TAS and his portrayal of her is has close to the original you can get.

Don’t get me wrong, Grant Morrison is a good writer. He is just a terrible continuity writer. When asked to write his own independent stories or out-of-continuity tales (i.e. All-Star Superman), he is an excellent craftsman. I just need this guy to stay out of my continuity heavy story telling… oh and my “epic” events. Did I mention that Final Crisis was full of complete fail?

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