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TeenerTot - 2015-02-26

Um...who is he?

Void 71 - 2015-02-26

Alan Moore's Mini-Me.

TeenerTot - 2015-02-26

Oh. Thanks!

infinite zest - 2015-02-26

Or Spider Jerusalem without the hair, but Tux kinda beat me to it in the coments below. That being said, this is kinda like talking to a British guy at a bar who knows a thing or two about things and twos. He's brilliant but I couldn't imagine paying however much these blokes paid to see this guy.

infinite zest - 2015-02-26

For context I spent most of my college life reading Terrence McKenna and smoking DMT and eating mushrooms, and I'd put on his lectures as sleepytime music. I'd really like to hang out with Morrison IRL.

blue vein steel - 2015-02-26

gonna say it because i'm an edgelord, but I like Morrison better than Moore. Also, Spider Jerusalem had hair?

infinite zest - 2015-02-26

Spider in the first issue, which looks more like beardly Ellis, or everybody in Portland I guess :)

infinite zest - 2015-02-26

Speaking of Moore, chances are this will get me kicked off Poetv, but I thoght Watchmen the film was better than the graphic novel.

Bort - 2015-02-26

The ending of the movie was better, that's for sure. I've never been able to buy the notion that you can panic the world into an (even temporarily) orderly result out of it. As soon as the initial panic has worn off, India will be accusing Pakistan of staging the NYC attack, Shias will be accusing Sunnis, dogs will be accusing cats, and it all falls apart.

Now, if the entire world has been suspicious of one specific individual and has been waiting for the day when he finally loses his mind, that's an easy sell. Everyone knows what to make of it, everyone's got their contingency plans, AND it also means the US no longer controls the weapon that has been making everyone so edgy all this time. Much smarter solution.

infinite zest - 2015-02-26

Yay! I never liked the squid. Seemed like a dumb way to put some really "comic book" shit into a graphic novel, and I like to think that's the only reason Moore put it in there in the first place, because DC thought that was the only way it'd appeal to their demographic. And personally I don't even like Snyder's other films. The "Ultimate Cut" (with the Black Freighter included) doesn't work right but the extended cut is probably the best comic book movie I've ever seen because it comes from the heart of someone who really loved the source material growing up (as I did) and wanted to impress someone who didn't give two shits. It was Snyder's Lloyd Dobler moment.

Needtodestroy - 2015-02-26

Fuck Alan Moore.

...except for Rorschach.

Needtodestroy - 2015-02-26

This man is perfect.

bongoprophet - 2015-02-26

Everyone should read The Filth and Transmetropolitan

I should probably read Animal Man and The Invisibles

Architeuthis Tux - 2015-02-26

Unless you're counting the fact that Spider Jerusalem looks like Morrison, he had nothing to do with Transmet.

infinite zest - 2015-02-26

I get 'em confused too. Ellis and Morrison have collaborated on other projects I think, but I'm not super into comics (All Star Superman is the shit though and it's the best thing DC ever did ever). I wonder if Morrison was the real-life inspiration for Spider Jerusalem.

Bort - 2015-02-26

I have one major gripe with "All Star Superman": Dr Quintum creates sentient beings to be his uncomplaining, disposable servants; this is the man Superman trusts to create a new race of supermen? I could have sworn Superman used to fight guys like that. (Of course, back in the day, Superman was not averse to destroying sentient machines, so maybe Dr Quintum is a nod back to that.)

Morrison is terrific when he's doing a thing, but when it comes to basic straight storytelling he doesn't know what to do with himself. "All Star Superman" provided opportunities aplenty for thing-doing, so it turned out well.

That said, several of DC's monthly series of late have outshone "All Star Superman", surprisingly enough. Snyder's "Batman", Azzarello's "Wonder Woman", even "Grayson" and Valentine's "Catwoman" have been outstanding. (There was an issue of "Grayson" where Dick became the rocket that carried Superman through the void to Jonathan and Martha, close to literally. Top that, Morrison!)

blue vein steel - 2015-02-26

@IZ, yes, Ellis wrote Transmet, but he has admitted to basing Spider on Morrison. Also, sorry, but The Filth is definitely "lesser" Morrison. The Invisible, however, is one of the greatest series ever. Also, read JLA: New World Order for a better example of Morrison writing straight super-heroes.

Accidie - 2015-02-26

Needs a 'disinformation' tag.

countvelcro - 2015-03-05

The Invisibles has NOT aged well.

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