A Dark Day for DC

Not only was today a bad day for myself, it was a bad day for DC as well. On the surface nothing to tremendous has happened, but I can’t let it go ignored. As you may or may not have heard, Grant Morrison will soon be done with DC comics. It was assumed and rumored that Batman Incorporated would only be twelve issues, and he confirmed that if the book continues, it will be without him. He has also stated that he will be departing Action Comics at issue 17. This will deal a deathblow to the strongest Superman comic on the market. Again, its just a creator leaving to pursue his own interests, it just comes as a harsh blow to DC and fans of DC.

Grant Morrison is behind the greatest Superman story of all time (All-Star Superman), and was given much acclaim for his current run on Action Comics. Action Comics has been one of the strongest comics on the market, and it should come as no surprise that Morrison is responsible for much of its success. The gap in quality between Action and the Superman title is also quite apparent. While I followed the Superman title for a long period of time, it’s quality has shrunk as the title has gone on, not to mention that the title will have undergone 3 creative changes by issue 12. The lack of direction in the Superman title, left Action Comics to gather all of the praise and be the comic Superman fans enjoy. With Morrison’s departure, it is my belief that DC will lose a quality Superman title and have nothing to replace it with. I suppose that only time will tell, but the era of strong Superman titles, at least for now is over. Man of Steel comes out in a year, DC has that long to create a strong Superman title to present fans and movie goers.

It is dark day whenever a creator leaves a company. It’s almost tragic when that creator is critically acclaimed and behind two best sellers.

Until the next time, fear for Superman.

Rn

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7 thoughts on “A Dark Day for DC

  1. While it is a dark day for DC, I am excited to see what he will do with Image. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but I read that he is also planning to wrie a finite Wonderwoman story. I’ll look forward to seeing what he comes out with in the near future.

    • I am just sad that his projects for DC are at an end. And though I might be trying to expand into other companies, DC is still my home. I will most likely not read his Image series because it will remind me of what could have been at DC.

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  3. Morrison is leaving DC?
    Does that mean he won’t be writing/ruining Batman again anytime soon?
    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Does happy dance*
    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Does happy dance*
    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Maybe now someone can fix the horrible mess he made of the Bat books and get rid of his Mary Sue Damyan Wayne, too!
    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Does happy dance*
    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *Does happy dance*
    YESSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Then again, I do like his owrk on Superman. I admit Morrison gets Supes far better than he gets Batman.

    • I enjoy Batman Inc. I agree that he makes Damian less Damian, but he is the best Superman writer of the generation, if not all time. Having him on Action has been a surprise and has been extremely well done. Best Superman book of the past 2 or 3 years. So say what you want about Batman Inc, Action Comics is one of the best comics on the market. And will be until he leaves.

  4. Plus Snyder is currently working on a book with Jim Lee so I think the Man of Steel will be fine. Opinion of Batman Inc. BEFORE the relaunch aside, since it has been nothing short of a mess. After reading it I actually cringe anytime its mentioned in other books. It doesn’t make sense with everything else going on and it seems to be making no effort to. And some (SOME) of the problems with Superman have been due to his unwillingness to share what he was doing with his past that could be included or alluded to in the main title. Honestly I think it will just clear up headaches for DC. I think its best for both of them

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