History Creator / GrantMorrison

7th Aug '16 12:12:17 PM nombretomado
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After those critical successes, he wrote ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', which became the best selling graphic novel up to that point, and featured selected members of Batman's rogues gallery - as well as the Dark Knight himself - as different aspects of non-comic book, medical insanity, such as schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He then wrote several miniseries in Britain and for VertigoComics, and rose to stardom with the relaunch of ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', which featured DC's big superheroes together again for the first time in years. Besides being aptly described elsewhere on this website as "made up of back-to-back Crowning Moments of Awesome", Morrison's JLA also served as inspiration for the {{DCAU}}'s ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', usually made up of back-to-back Crowning Moments of Awesome itself. At the time he was writing JLA, he was working on Creator/VertigoComics' ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', his most personal world, which he described as information given to him by Aliens during an abduction in Kathmandu.

Since then, he has worked with Creator/MarvelComics, writing the controversial ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' run, and the ''Marvel Boy'' and ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: 1234'' miniseries. He returned to DC, and wrote ''ComicBook/TheFilth'', ''ComicBook/{{Seaguy}}'', ''Vinamarama'' and ''ComicBook/{{We3}}'' for Vertigo before cutting loose in {{the DC U}}niverse with the seven Comicbook/SevenSoldiers miniseries and the universally beloved ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''. He proceeded to yet again redefine the mindscrew in his ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman]]'' run, attempting to reconcile the character's 70 years' worth of interpretations, and finally realized his life long dream of somehow making the DC Universe a sentient being in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. He then went on to work on the new ''Batman Incorporated'' and ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Action Comics]]''.

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After those critical successes, he wrote ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumASeriousHouseOnSeriousEarth'', which became the best selling graphic novel up to that point, and featured selected members of Batman's rogues gallery - as well as the Dark Knight himself - as different aspects of non-comic book, medical insanity, such as schizophrenia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He then wrote several miniseries in Britain and for VertigoComics, and rose to stardom with the relaunch of ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', which featured DC's big superheroes together again for the first time in years. Besides being aptly described elsewhere on this website as "made up of back-to-back Crowning Moments of Awesome", Morrison's JLA also served as inspiration for the {{DCAU}}'s Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', usually made up of back-to-back Crowning Moments of Awesome itself. At the time he was writing JLA, he was working on Creator/VertigoComics' ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'', his most personal world, which he described as information given to him by Aliens during an abduction in Kathmandu.

Since then, he has worked with Creator/MarvelComics, writing the controversial ''ComicBook/NewXMen'' run, and the ''Marvel Boy'' and ''ComicBook/FantasticFour: 1234'' miniseries. He returned to DC, and wrote ''ComicBook/TheFilth'', ''ComicBook/{{Seaguy}}'', ''Vinamarama'' and ''ComicBook/{{We3}}'' for Vertigo before cutting loose in {{the DC U}}niverse the Franchise/DCUniverse with the seven Comicbook/SevenSoldiers miniseries and the universally beloved ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''. He proceeded to yet again redefine the mindscrew in his ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Batman]]'' run, attempting to reconcile the character's 70 years' worth of interpretations, and finally realized his life long dream of somehow making the DC Universe a sentient being in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''. He then went on to work on the new ''Batman Incorporated'' and ''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Action Comics]]''.
4th Aug '16 2:14:07 PM BeastC
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31st Jul '16 10:54:48 AM nombretomado
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* DeconstructorFleet: Most of Morrison's work revolves around deconstructing, subverting, and mashing together as many tropes and genres as possible. Sometimes this covers a staggering variety of things (see ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles''), and sometimes his focus is narrowed to merely the entirety of the {{DC Comics}} universe (see ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'') or the history and mythos surrounding a particular character (see ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''), but he's always doing it in one form or another.

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* DeconstructorFleet: Most of Morrison's work revolves around deconstructing, subverting, and mashing together as many tropes and genres as possible. Sometimes this covers a staggering variety of things (see ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles''), and sometimes his focus is narrowed to merely the entirety of the {{DC Creator/{{DC Comics}} universe (see ''Comicbook/FinalCrisis'') or the history and mythos surrounding a particular character (see ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman'', [[Comicbook/GrantMorrisonsBatman his run on]] ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''), but he's always doing it in one form or another.
3rd Jul '16 5:10:05 AM Morgenthaler
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Whether or not his stories are good is a topic of much debate. Some people love them, some people believe he's just some wacky guy who can't write a story without severe WriterOnBoard and whose constant forays into ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs end up dominating his books to the detriment of plot and character. He did once state in the letters page of ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles'' that his protagonist, King Mob, a TuxedoAndMartini ObiWan AuthorAvatar only got laid all the time because the comic book was a magic spell Morrison was casting, and so [[SympatheticMagic making his main character get laid would get him laid]]. And if you think he's joking, [[CloudCuckoolander you haven't read ''Supergods'']]

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Whether or not his stories are good is a topic of much debate. Some people love them, some people believe he's just some wacky guy who can't write a story without severe WriterOnBoard and whose constant forays into ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs end up dominating his books to the detriment of plot and character. He did once state in the letters page of ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles'' that his protagonist, King Mob, a TuxedoAndMartini ObiWan AuthorAvatar only got laid all the time because the comic book was a magic spell Morrison was casting, and so [[SympatheticMagic making his main character get laid would get him laid]]. And if you think he's joking, [[CloudCuckoolander you haven't read ''Supergods'']]
15th Jun '16 6:58:43 PM BatmanKalEl
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** His attempt to turn ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', Marvel's poster child for the WellIntentionedExtremist trope, into a CardCarryingVillain, though? Not well-received. The writers that came after him [[ArmedWithCanon couldn't retcon the whole thing away fast enough.]]

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** His attempt to turn ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}'', Marvel's poster child for the WellIntentionedExtremist trope, into a CardCarryingVillain, though? Not well-received. The writers that came after him [[ArmedWithCanon couldn't retcon the whole thing away fast enough.]]
15th Jun '16 6:56:12 PM BatmanKalEl
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** His attempt to turn ''SelfDemonstating/{{Magneto}}'', Marvel's poster child for the WellIntentionedExtremist trope, into a CardCarryingVillain, though? Not well-received. The writers that came after him [[ArmedWithCanon couldn't retcon the whole thing away fast enough.]]

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** His attempt to turn ''SelfDemonstating/{{Magneto}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'', Marvel's poster child for the WellIntentionedExtremist trope, into a CardCarryingVillain, though? Not well-received. The writers that came after him [[ArmedWithCanon couldn't retcon the whole thing away fast enough.]]
2nd May '16 1:01:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman: Earth One'', another entry into the same universe in which ''ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne'' and ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'' are set.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman: Earth One'', ''ComicBook/WonderWomanEarthOne'', another entry into the same universe in which ''ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne'' and ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'' are set.


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2nd May '16 12:56:04 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Franchise/WonderWoman: Earth One, another entry into the same universe in which ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne and ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne are set.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman: ''Franchise/WonderWoman: Earth One, One'', another entry into the same universe in which ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne ''ComicBook/BatmanEarthOne'' and ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'' are set.
2nd Apr '16 10:04:00 PM meatwadf
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* WritingForTheTrade: Morrison has stated that his run on Batman is to be divided up into "separate books" that all go together. This makes some of the more unusual issues make more sense. Final Crisis also becomes much more comprehensible when reading it as a trade rather than individual issues being released each month (which has contributed much of the FanDumb against Final Crisis itself).

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* WritingForTheTrade: Morrison has stated that his run on Batman is to be divided up into "separate books" that all go together. This makes some of the more unusual issues make more sense. Final Crisis also becomes much more comprehensible when reading it as a trade rather than individual issues being released each month (which has contributed much of the FanDumb against Final Crisis itself).month.
2nd Mar '16 2:15:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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