somebody stop grant morrison from making me hate batman

Let’s get this straight before discussing the awfulness that is Batman Incorporated #8, I’m about as far as you can get from a Grant Morrison fan. The comic writer certainly has his devoted followers, but although I think he can sometimes create something worthwhile completely outside of DC continuity (All-Star Superman), most of the time I’m sick to death of his overly-complex (and at times nearly incomprehensible) stories which force well-established characters into roles that don’t fit them in order to create a “definitive” version of the characters purely to serve the man’s massive ego.

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Wakey wakey, Bladerunner! It’s time to FREAK-OUT over Pixar’s Brave, the meh-fest that was Prometheus, the return of Stephanie Brown (kinda), a whole mess of AvX, and a look back at the books that’ve pissed us off this summer! We’re even sober! Get your listen on before some a-hole tells you not to see Brave (because they are wrong. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.)

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There are two different types of comic writers. The first attempts nothing more than to tell good stories month after month by understanding the characters, the world they inhabit, and working within that framework. The second attempts to deconstruct the existing reality of a hero in an attempt to create a definitive version. Grant Morrison is the later. And that’s why he so often pisses me off.

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Leave it to Grant Morrison to give us the worst opening and one of the worst final panels of the Dark Knight’s career both together in a single issue for the extra-special price of $5.

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