Posts Tagged “Grant Morrison”

Grayson, that is. (What, you thought something else…? Dirty mind. Shame on you.) Dick Grayson, formerly Nightwing, formerly Robin, has had a strong fan following for years, especially since he grew up and stepped out of the red-and-green costume (and his mentor’s shadow) a quarter-century ago. Now the character has done what in one sense Continue reading →

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What. The fuck. Was that? Seriously. Final Crisis #7 was every bit as crashingly disappointing as I feared it would be, and more so. Grant Morrison’s reach clearly far, far exceeded his grasp. It certainly did exemplify a writing style he earlier described (warned? threatened?) as “channel-zapping,” though, and gods willing no one will ever Continue reading →

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My single overwhelming impression of this issue: Wow, that was crap. Again. I kind of enjoyed issue #5, enough to be hoping for an upward trend as this story neared the home stretch. Apparently that was too much to hope for, though. (Which perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise, given the book’s multifarious agenda to be Continue reading →

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Okay, it came out over the holidays, but I’m just getting to writing about it now. This issue and the previous one have to fill a number of slots:  they make up “What The Butler Saw,” Grant Morrison’s installment of the “Last Rites” short tales closing out the current era of the Bat-titles; they’re Morrison’s Continue reading →

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The first six pages of Final Crisis #5 were the highlight of the series so far for me. They take us to Oa, following up on the status of Green Lantern Hal Jordan (not seen since issue #3 back in August). Unlike the brief, hit-and-run scenes that have characterized so much of this series to Continue reading →

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Slate reports that psychologists at UC Berkeley have been using Barack Obama’s speeches (among other stimuli) to study the causes and effects of a previously neglected emotional realm, dubbed “elevation.” Jonathan Chaidt of the University of Virginia, who coined the term, describes it thusly: Powerful moments of elevation sometimes seem to push a mental ‘reset Continue reading →

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Hot on the heels of Grant Morrison’s dramatically anticlimactic ending of “Batman R.I.P.” comes Batman #682, the first of two parts of “Last Rites,” Grant’s coda to his current run on the title. In a drastic change of pace from what has come before, this issue basically offers a retrospective, a recap of (the first Continue reading →

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The final issue of Grant Morrison’s much-hyped “Batman: R.I.P.” storyline hit the shelves last week (after delays. what a surprise)… and the best thing I can say about the story, now that it’s complete, is that it had some lovely painted covers by Alex Ross. Fair warning: spoilers ahead. A decent summary of the entire Continue reading →

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Looking in from the outside, it seems like there’s lots of second-guessing and retrenching going on at the number two comics company. With Final Crisis in its home stretch and major goings-on in the Superman and Batman titles, several long-term storylines are up in the air right now, and readers are left wondering whether the Continue reading →

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After a two-month gap (partially planned, but also including an extra three-week delay), DC released issue #4 of Final Crisis this week. And… I can’t really say that it was worth the wait. Here’s what happens in this issue:  with Earth infected by the Anti-Life Equation, the heroes try to rally their forces against those Continue reading →

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