YMMV / Grant Morrison

  • Broken Base: Morrison is one of the most polarizing authors in comics to date.
    • In particular, his New X-Men run is polarizing even amongst ardent fans.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some X-Men fans label his New X-Men run as this.
  • Mary Sue: Deconstructed with Damian Wayne, as many people (including Bruce, his father) think he's an annoying little snit. It's a matter of personal opinion how successful this deconstruction is, since many readers argue that he nevertheless embodies certain Sue-ish qualities played straight.
    • There's also the fact that in Batman #666 we see a grown up Damian who suspiciously looks a lot like Grant when he takes his mask off. This was actually Kubert's design idea, but it wasn't the first time something like that had happened.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Nightmare Fuel: Arkham Asylum, parts of Final Crisis.
  • Squick: One of the characters in The Filth is a porn actor with... unconventional fluids. The New Gods' possessing of characters in Final Crisis (Mary Marvel possessed by Desaad, Dan Turpin's... "death" by Darkseid's taking over his mind).
  • Villain Sue: Parodied. His JLA villain Prometheus is an aversion of this trope, encapsulating how to make a Badass Normal a Justice League level threat without dipping into God-Mode Sue levels of Crazy-Prepared. While Prometheus does some incredibly Sue-ish things - like curb stomping Batman off panel - he also has crippling psychological flaws, oversights in his planning, and a few kinks in his advanced technology. Essentially, he spends one issue in Villain Sue territory before the sheer magnitude of his undertaking comes crashing down around him. When Prometheus shows up again at the end of Morrison's run, trying to do the same tricks as before, things backfire on him spectacularly.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic?: Some of his stories could be considered as that. Sometimes a flying, cigar-smoking fish is just a flying, cigar-smoking fish.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Animal Man and most of the early issues of his Doom Patrol were made in his Straight Edge period, before he ever tried experimenting with alcohol and drugs. (There was, however, one later arc in Doom Patrol that was inspired by psychedelic mushroom trips.) The Invisibles, though, was absolutely made on drugs - specifically hallucinogens.