Tag: Frank Quitely

Grant Morrison

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their work. Grant Morrison is in the spotlight this week, with a look at his work with DC’s Man Of Steel.

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Gibson Quarter injects energy, emotion into comic art

An explosion rings out across a landscape, the shockwaves of the blast reverberating across an open field as the splintering bits of a small shack litter the country side, joined by the flailing human bodies and dismembered body parts of those too close to the blast’s detonation. Meanwhile, elsewhere, a sly little monkey smirks at their misfortune.

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The Walking Dead #100

When any book hits a milestone, it’s routinely momentous and deserving of a measured amount of fan fare. With its 100th issueThe Walking Dead, co-created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, hit such a milestone with its July 11th release, accompanied a wealth of media hype, fan hype and more covers than can possibly be necessary. Yet in a case like this, what matters is the comic itself, as regardless, in the end, a book needs to stand on its own.

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Batman Incorporated #1

From 2006 forward, Grant Morrison’s name has been synonymous with Batman. Through the main title and his definitive Batman tale, to the depths of certain oblivion through time, back to the re-ascension of Bruce Wayne to the mantle of the Bat, Morrison’s Batman opus has garnered a fair and justified amount of acclaim over the last six years. His name was missing, however, from the new crop of “New 52” titles in Fall 2011 when DC relaunched its titles. Moving several months forward, we find Morrison has returned to finish his Batman Inc. story, it leading the way for DC’s second wave of “New 52” titles.

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