InDaMix said:Grant Morrison seems to get more and more fans with each year, but I was wondering if anyone feels like he peaked with Watchmen? Does 7 Soldiers come close to topping it? I'm a huge Watchmen fan, but some of Grant's later stuff has underwhelmed me.
InDaMix said:Moore did V for Vendetta and a lot of other good books. Morrison did Watchmen. Their names sound similar so people get confused sometimes. You aren't the first person I heard make that error.
InDaMix said:Unless Alan Moore can someday produce a work on the level of Watchmen, I really doubt that.
InDaMix said:Hm. Okay, it's possible I might be wrong, but isn't Wikipedia supposed to be full of errors?
InDaMix said:So I made a small mistake, I still know a lot about comics. Just not the silver age ones.
InDaMix said:Ahh, so I was right. Morrison was involved somehow. Did Morrison do the original Watchman, then Moore the sequel Watchmen?
InDaMix said:Whatever, so I miss some obscure fact, I still know hella lots about comics.
As the third book in his acclaimed Pirates! Trilogy, Watchmen will never be surpassed, even by the author himself, Grant Morrison.
While I think we all agree that Watchman was a rather clunky start to trilogy--as Morrison attempted to shoehorn a lot of 2000A.D. continuity into a rather pedestrian tale of pirates--it wasnt until the sequel, Watchman II: A Dire Ship Across Dire Seas, where his true vision became apparent. I mean, what a twist--that ending!
And then Morrison had to go and completely top it all in the third installment, Watchmen. While the (A) plot is a somewhat obvious tale of retired superheroes and sci-fi monsters, Morrison cleverly weaved the true story--a pirate story--into the plot in a series of pirate-comics read by one of the characters. And just when we thought he couldn't top his twist in part II, it turns out that there never were any pirates at all in any of the stories. The pirates are really us, the readers, all along. Morrison's trilogy is actually a cautionary tale of illegally downloading comics off the inter-net. We are the pirates. Who pirates the Pirates, indeed?
Jesus tapdancing Christ, are there people really THAT misinformed??? We ALL know Morrison wrote Kingdom Come, Marvels and is currently writing Justice.
My choice for POTD.What's happening is, Morrison is so awesome that history is retroactively rewriting itself to put him in positions of prominence fitting of his awesomeness. You can actually see his name on the Declaration of Independence. Also, he invented the wheel.
Stephen Hawkings has talked about this phenomenon before.
i read portrait of the artist as a young man, the whole thing. pretty easy book, some wimpy kid spends the whole book talking about how much he's changing, bangs a prostitute or two, thinks about religion announces he's changed then leaves. not so bad. as for sandman, i came up with a good solution, we've been talking through IM and what i do is keep a few sandman website open on the desktop. then i cut and paste from those websites or paraphrase. she's lovin it. i meet with her tonight at the cafe and using comic reader's techniques and the fondation i layed down it should be gravy, baby.
thanks for the help guys
Jesus Christ, read some of the guys other posts. He's trying to sleep with this indie chick so he has to pretend that he's read Sandman. She told him that she loved Portrait of An Artist As A Young Man so he read it. His opinion?