History Creator / GrantMorrison

20th Jun '18 12:15:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AllThereInTheManual: ''Anarchy for the Masses'' for one thing offers a mighty effort at deciphering ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles''. Most notably insightful are the numerous interviews with Morrison and crew. Otherwise tends to give away tons of more or less required information about his work in interviews, which usually end up unread on obscure corners of the Internet.

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''Anarchy for the Masses'' for one thing offers a mighty effort at deciphering ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles''. Most notably insightful are the numerous interviews with Morrison and crew. Otherwise tends to give away tons of more or less required information about his work in interviews, which usually end up unread on obscure corners of the Internet.



* AuthorAvatar: [[ComicBook/TheInvisibles King Mob]], [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Mo G.]], [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad "The Writer"]] [[labelnote:*]]this one was actually written by John Ostrander as a TakeThat to his appearance in ''ComicBook/AnimalMan''[[/labelnote]], [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers No-Beard]], both [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Wally]] [[ComicBook/FlexMentallo Sages]], [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Mind]] [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo Grabber]] [[ComicBook/FlexMentallo Man]], [[ComicBook/NewXMen Professor X]], [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers The Seven Unknown Men of Slaughter Swamp]], the "Batman" architect from ''Tales of the Unexpected'' [[labelnote:*]]again by a different writer, in this case Creator/BrianAzzarello. Morrison was reportedly unhappy with the character's [[PhoneticAccent Scottish accent]][[/labelnote]], and many more.

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[[ComicBook/TheInvisibles King Mob]], [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Mo G.]], [[ComicBook/SuicideSquad "The Writer"]] [[labelnote:*]]this one was actually written by John Ostrander as a TakeThat to his appearance in ''ComicBook/AnimalMan''[[/labelnote]], [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers No-Beard]], both [[ComicBook/DoomPatrol Wally]] [[ComicBook/FlexMentallo Sages]], [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers Mind]] [[ComicBook/FiftyTwo Grabber]] [[ComicBook/FlexMentallo Man]], [[ComicBook/NewXMen Professor X]], [[ComicBook/SevenSoldiers The Seven Unknown Men of Slaughter Swamp]], the "Batman" architect from ''Tales of the Unexpected'' [[labelnote:*]]again by a different writer, in this case Creator/BrianAzzarello. Morrison was reportedly unhappy with the character's [[PhoneticAccent Scottish accent]][[/labelnote]], and many more.



* CardCarryingVillain: Morrison seems to have a liking for villains who are openly and exultantly evil: Darkseid in ''JLA'' and ''Final Crisis'', the Black Glove in ''Batman RIP'', Luthor in ''All-Star Superman'', [[spoiler: Leviathan, a.k.a Talia al Ghul in ''Batman Inc'']], etc.

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Morrison seems to have a liking for villains who are openly and exultantly evil: Darkseid in ''JLA'' and ''Final Crisis'', the Black Glove in ''Batman RIP'', Luthor in ''All-Star Superman'', [[spoiler: Leviathan, a.k.a Talia al Ghul in ''Batman Inc'']], etc.



* ContinuityPorn: Morrison is known for bringing back obscure (and even unpopular) ideas. Some dislike this and believe these ideas are best forgotten, while others think he makes these concepts work much better than before.
** This is a reflection of his personal belief that ''EVERYTHING'' that has ever been published is somehow still in continuity.

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* ContinuityPorn: ContinuityPorn:
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Morrison is known for bringing back obscure (and even unpopular) ideas. Some dislike this and believe these ideas are best forgotten, while others think he makes these concepts work much better than before.
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before. This is a reflection of his personal belief that ''EVERYTHING'' that has ever been published is somehow still in continuity.



* AGodIsYou: ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', ''ComicBook/TheFilth'' and his [[Creator/DCComics DC]] superhero writing all contain examples of unique, bizarre or transcendent self-empowerment.

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* AGodIsYou: AGodIsYou:
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''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', ''ComicBook/TheFilth'' and his [[Creator/DCComics DC]] superhero writing all contain examples of unique, bizarre or transcendent self-empowerment.



* TheUnintelligible: According to the notes included by other members of the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' writing staff in one of the [=TPBs=], Morrison himself.

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According to the notes included by other members of the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' writing staff in one of the [=TPBs=], Morrison himself.



* ViewersAreGeniuses: Morrison writes believing this wholeheartedly. Of course, your opinion, as stated above, may vary.
** We suspect if you've read Creator/RobertAntonWilson's Cosmic Trigger trilogy then you'll get most of Grant's references.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: Morrison writes believing this wholeheartedly. Of course, your opinion, as stated above, may vary.
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vary. We suspect if you've read Creator/RobertAntonWilson's Cosmic Trigger trilogy then you'll get most of Grant's references.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Supposedly, Music/MyChemicalRomance wanted him to make an appearance in the music video for [[Music/TheBlackParade "Mama"]] that never got made, where he would have played Satan opposite Liza Minnelli (who would have played the Virgin Mary). Though the "Mama" video never came to be, fans later got a consolation prize when he played the CorruptCorporateExecutive Korse in the videos from ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys''.

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Supposedly, Music/MyChemicalRomance wanted him to make an appearance in the music video for [[Music/TheBlackParade "Mama"]] that never got made, where he would have played Satan opposite Liza Minnelli (who would have played the Virgin Mary). Though the "Mama" video never came to be, fans later got a consolation prize when he played the CorruptCorporateExecutive Korse in the videos from ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys''.
8th Jun '18 6:04:33 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''ComicBook/{{Klaus}}''

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* ''ComicBook/{{Klaus}}''''ComicBook/{{Happy}}''


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* ''ComicBook/{{Klaus}}''
12th May '18 7:07:04 PM costanton11
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Supposedly, Music/MyChemicalRomance wanted him to make an appearance in the music video for [[Music/TheBlackParade "Mama"]] that never got made, where he would have played Satan opposite Liza Minnelli (who would have played the Virgin Mary). Though the "Mama" video never came to be, fans later got a consolation prize when he played the CorruptCorporateExecutive Korse in the videos from ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys''.
** Morrison considered a ComicBook/SpiderMan story where the modern, popular John Romita Peter Parker met the original Steve Ditko Parker.
23rd Apr '18 5:12:14 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* LighterAndSofter: ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', as befits [[AllLovingHero his depiction]] of the title character.
15th Apr '18 6:22:26 PM nombretomado
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** In his ''{{JLA}}'' run, he brought back such goofy stuff as Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s Silver Age imp sidekick Quisp in a way that fit the tone of the new title.

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** In his ''{{JLA}}'' ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'' run, he brought back such goofy stuff as Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s Silver Age imp sidekick Quisp in a way that fit the tone of the new title.
10th Apr '18 11:31:29 PM NightShade96
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He has also appeared in ''Film/MomAndDad'' in a cameo role.
21st Mar '18 7:41:38 AM TheMountainKing
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** The later chapters of ''Supergods'' also contain a fair amount of WordOfGod, especially regarding the genesis and intended meaning of ComicBook/TheInvisibles and ComicBook/FinalCrisis.

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** The later chapters of ''Supergods'' also contain a fair amount of WordOfGod, especially regarding the genesis and intended meaning of ComicBook/TheInvisibles ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' and ComicBook/FinalCrisis.''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''.
19th Feb '18 10:01:42 PM BeastC
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* ''[[ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt]]'' (co-written with Creator/ScottSnyder, James Tynion IV, and Joshua Williamson)
11th Dec '17 11:31:43 AM BeastC
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Supposedly, Music/MyChemicalRomance wanted him to make an appearance in the music video for [[Music/TheBlackParade "Mama"]] that never got made, where he would have played Satan opposite Liza Minnelli (who would have played the Virgin Mary). Though the "Mama" video never came to be, fans later got a consolation prize when he played the CorruptCorporateExecutive Korse in the videos from ''Music/DangerDaysTheTrueLivesOfTheFabulousKilljoys''.
30th Oct '17 9:17:01 AM CaptainColdCutCliche
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* ReimaginingTheArtifact: Frequently employed:
** In his ''{{JLA}}'' run, he brought back such goofy stuff as Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'s Silver Age imp sidekick Quisp in a way that fit the tone of the new title.
** ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' was a project whose entire remit was to take dated or underused old characters and re-imagine them for today.
** ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'' is almost nothing but Reimagining Artifacts from the 1960s and 1950s stories.
** ''ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman'' has a bunch of these, as part of his quest to make ''everything'' canon.
*** Morrison's unconventional take on ComicBook/{{Robin}} with the character of Damian Wayne deserves special mention. Where many fans have previously taken the very concept of a KidSidekick with a grain of salt (see above) because of the obvious dangers of the superhero profession, Damian shook up the classic Batman/Robin dynamic in that he was a ''scarily'' competent fighter who was [[TykeBomb raised as an assassin]] from an early age, and he could be even ''[[PsychoSidekick more]]'' deadly in the field than [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson,]] who served as the Batman to his Robin.
*** Morrison also brought back Bat-Mite, who was a thoroughly Silver Age thing that wasn't used beyond that point if not in some kind of Mxyzptlk story or something. Morrison reimagined him as the drug-fueled guide to Batman on his journey in "Batman R.I.P."... but then Mite disappears implying he actually averted this and really ''was'' an imp from the fifth dimension. Really, it's up to the reader's interpretation.
*** The Club of Heroes that Batman belonged to is reimagined as a kind of parody of the Legion of Super-Heroes; they were formed by a bored billionaire who wanted a club of heroes of his own, and Batman never even showed up to their first official meeting, and the club disbanded after that.
*** On a more general note, Batman's aversion for alcohol, at least as far as UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks had it, was originally part of his goody-two shoes personality. Now, it is part of his fear of losing his physical and mental edge if he drinks, so he has good reason to prefer milk.
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