Tag Archive: Grant Morrison

The Multiversity: Ultra Comics 1 (May 2015)

What’s Grant Morrison doing with Ultra Comics, a Multiversity tie-in issue? Well, he’s giving Doug Mahnke a lot of great stuff to draw. If you ignore all of Morrison’s breaking the fourth wall… Continue reading

The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes 1 (November 2014)

Besides the awkward bookends, which writer Grant Morrison seems to be writing as close to pulp as possible, The Society of Super-Heroes is an excellent Multiversity tie-in. Chris Sprouse is the perfect artist… Continue reading

Annihilator 1 (September 2014)

A Hollywood screenwriter discovers his creation has sort of come to life and he also has a brain tumor. The writer, not the creation. Grant Morrison has clearly seen Barton Fink and a… Continue reading

The Multiversity 1 (October 2014)

If Grant Morrison needs help breaking the fourth wall–he does it poorly in this first issue of Multiversity–he should have asked John Byrne. But with the exception of Captain Carrot, Morrison’s references to… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 143 (June 1994)

The Parliament of Stones? What’s the Parliament of Stones? Morrison and Millar end the issue on a couple ominous notes, the aforementioned new Parliament being one of them. They also have the handful… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 142 (May 1994)

Well, Morrison and Millar sort of explain how Alec Holland ended up separated from the Swamp Thing but not really. At least not to anyone who has been reading the comic for a… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 141 (April 1994)

Morrison and Millar open this issue with the Alan Moore Cajun dude stand-in getting killed. The new, mindless Swamp Thing kills him. Cajun Alan Moore dies protecting his family. Mindless Swamp Thing is… Continue reading

Swamp Thing 140 (March 1994)

Grant Morrison and Mark Millar take over the book, starting with Alec Holland–a human one–waking up in Peru. Swamp Thing was just a bad trip but he’s better now. It’s a good idea… Continue reading

Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes 1 (February 2012)

Famously (or infamously), the Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes special burned off the remaining Inc. issues from before the “New 52.” It’s less a cohesive big issue than just two issues packaged as one,… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 8 (October 2011)

Who knew Morrison was a fan of Batman: Digital Justice? Or is he just a fan of Tron? Batman and Oracle team up to play a really cool VR game where they have… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 7 (July 2011)

This issue might be Morrison’s best Inc. so far. He doesn’t try anything special, just tells a good story about a Batman and Robin pair on an American Indian reservation. When Batman shows… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 6 (June 2011)

Had I just slammed my head against a wall three times, I would have produced about as much confusion as this issue of Batman, Inc. Admittedly, I would have missed out on some… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 5 (May 2011)

Saying it’s all red herrings might be a little harsh, but it is accurate. Morrison went through a lot of creative trouble to introduce a new villain–and a new Batman, Incorporated franchise (while… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 4 (April 2011)

Morrison should have titled the story, “Pay Attention.” He juxtaposes Batman and El Gaucho dueling against Batwoman, but not just one Batwoman. He also goes into the history of the first Batwoman–the first… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 3 (March 2011)

Sometimes being too ambitious–especially if well-read–can get a writer in trouble. In this case, Morrison tries marrying a Batman comic to a Borges labyrinth. It’s an interesting comic, but the pacing is all… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 2 (February 2011)

All in all, Morrison’s resolution to the first Batman, Inc. outing is conventional. Batman and Catwoman take down the bad guy. Sure, he’s an interesting bad guy–Morrison mixes an absurd character with some… Continue reading

Batman, Inc. 1 (January 2011)

Yanick Paquette is a fine artist for Batman, Inc. but he’s not a good artist for Batman. He draws him very large than life and Inc. has enough Tom Strong similarities, it doesn’t… Continue reading

Action Comics 3 (January 2012)

Almost nothing happens this issue. Clark has a nightmare of Krypton (where we learn of some new menace who can follow him to Earth), he argues with the cops and then Lois. He’s… Continue reading

Action Comics 2 (December 2011)

Oh, good grief. Really, all Grant Morrison can come up with is Lex Luthor unknowingly working with Brainiac? Did he even come up with it, or did he just watch the pilot to… Continue reading

Action Comics 1 (November 2011)

Well, this one is certainly disappointing. Morrison’s fresh take on Superman—a young Superman, so young he’s practically just Superboy without Krypto—is problematic. But it’s the first issue and one would usually give Morrison… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 8 (May 2011)

Wow… it ends even worse than I could have possibly imagined. I like how in Morrison’s reality, a gang of roaming thugs (who bring a vicious dog with them to attack kids) are… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 7 (November 2010)

So, it’s been a little unclear—until now—how the present action unfolds in Joe the Barbarian. Since the kid is having a fit, it really shouldn’t matter if Morrison doesn’t make a big deal… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 6 (August 2010)

You know, Morrison spends a lot of time this issue suggesting Joe’s journey through his house is some great metaphor for his life. This issue he attacks his newfound friends, dismissing them as… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 5 (July 2010)

As far as I remember, the most emotionally honest Morrison has ever gotten was in We3 when he viscously killed his adorable and likable animal protagonists…. Well, he achieves some more emotional honesty… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 4 (June 2010)

It’s a little perplexing how much I enjoy the artwork while still don’t enjoy the overall reading experience of Joe the Barbarian. Morrison apparently really wants a Harry Potter-like franchise with his name… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 3 (May 2010)

So is the kid supposed to be a diabetic? Is that why he keeps talking about needing a soda? I can’t remember if Morrison even established that condition in the first issue. He… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 2 (April 2010)

So Grant Morrison doesn’t have an editor and Vertigo will publish anything he gives them. Good to know. This issue of Joe the Barbarian is both better and worse than the previous one.… Continue reading

Joe the Barbarian 1 (March 2010)

So why am I reading this comic? Morrison apparently forgets just having his name on a cover doesn’t make a book necessarily special or interesting; Joe the Barbarian is, after one issue, a… Continue reading

Batman and Robin 9 (April 2010)

Morrison recovers pretty well for the conclusion. With Batwoman, Batman (Dick Grayson), Damian and Alfred all fighting a zombified Batman… I wish I could say Stewart’s art finally fulfilled the promise his name… Continue reading

Batman and Robin 8 (April 2010)

Oh, ok, so this arc is a forerunner to The Return of Bruce Wayne, where it’s explained Darkseid really cloned Batman or something. And then Batwoman dies in Dick’s arms so he can… Continue reading