Khal Drogo scoffs at your puny ice bucket challenges.
I sort of half-agree on Morrison’s tendency to do downbeat meta-commentary, but… at this point, christ, I am so sick of that. Like, would it kill him to tell a story that’s just a story, rather than a comment on a comment on how others have told that story?
Evaluated as a story, I think Morrison’s Batman run is very uneven, decent-to-excellent in parts and embarrassingly bad in others, lurching stylistically from sunny pop to muddy grim-n-gritty to mediocre banality, and riddled with incredibly problematic depictions of race and gender. And I think many of these things are more interesting and worth talking about than Morrison’s opinions on what 90s Batman comics were like, or what’s his take on Snyder’s run.
I would like it if, for once, Morrison’s critics could evaluate his comics as comics, rather than as commentary on comics.
Or at the very least, acknowledge that even if you’re going to write a comic that comments on other comics, it has to work as a comic, too. It can’t just, say, drop the Silver Age Batwoman into the climax out of nowhere to resolve things and go, “whelp, there you go, readers - it’s a comment on corporate attitudes toward defunct corporate properties!” It has to work within the fucking story, or else your deus just fucked off in your machina and it’s lazy fucking writing.
I mean, if Morrison really just wants to tool around writing about comics rather than actually writing comics themselves, he could always just tool around on a blog like everyone else. At the very least, it would free up Chris Burnham.
(And that’s not even getting into the quality of Morrison’s meta-commentary, which at times seems one level removed from “Why doesn’t Batman dance anymore?” Seriously, Grant, if you actually wanted to see lighter, sunnier Batman comics, you had seven years to actually do something about that as the writer of Batman. Instead, you had Batman’s ten-year-old son impaled on a sword by his evil clone-brother.)"
— Mrs Gods Instant PancakesCollapse perfectly sums up why I dislike most Grant Morrison.
Dear comics reviewers: this may shock you, but Grant Morrison did not invent metafiction.
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She dabbles in knitting here and there.
She dabbles in homemade Italian recipes.
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