GRANT MORRISON’S PHILOSOPHY OF COMICS
Interview with Grant Morrison….
In Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, we’re going to see Batman travel to different historical epochs. For example, we’ll see Pirate Batman and Caveman Batman, who appeared in old-school Bat-yarns. What was your motivation for this and what was DC’s reaction when you pitched it?
First off, Batman also wore a kilt at one point! As for DC, they said, “OK, if anyone can do, it’s you.” I guess my inspiration is this – I like to pretend that every story that ever happened to Batman was real and is part of this one guy’s life. Even the Adam West Batman – let’s just say there’s this one year where Batman and Robin were out living this crazy and kooky life, and while the criminals were out killing people, they were just acting like lunatics.
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MARK MILLAR MAD ABOUT MARVEL VAMPIRES
Based on the teasers we’ve been seeing from Marvel recently, it seems like things are about to get bloody, with not only Blade apparently on the X-Men roster but VAMPIRE JUBILEE. One more time: VAMPIRE JUBILEE. Now, call me crazy, but now that the shock has started to wear off a little, I think I might actually be in favor of an undead, bloodsucking Jubilation Lee, since lady has no powers and it would be nice to see her be something besides a human sparkler in a giant yellow trenchcoat at some point.
Anyway, introducing vampires into the X-Men might be ok in my book, but do you know who does not like this? Mark Millar. He does not like this at all, because he fears it may be too similar to his upcoming “Vampire X” storyline in “Ultimate Avengers.”
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Do you think the X-Men Vampire story line is too similar to the Vampire X story? What are your thoughts?