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"Batman’s mission is really … almost a never-ending one and there’s a kind of terror to that I think that people may not necessarily want to see. They might not want to understand that the Batman’s mission never ends. There’s a kind of hope in that Batman will ultimately win and I guess what the story is saying, really … is it’s taking a long-running franchise where this guy is going to be revamped forever and he will always be new, and he will always come back shiny and new, and bigger and faster. But for him there’s a kind of horror in that. … That’s kind of where I was trying to get at: What if the Batman story never ends? What if you felt that for just a moment?"

- Grant Morrison on the existential horror of being Batman. (Source: NY Post)

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The Map of the Multiverse - click through for an enlarged (i.e. readable) version


Vibrational Match - Growing Flowers in the Outer Church

(All images by Chris Weston; all words by Grant Morrison)


Wisdom via Grant Morrison.


Grant Morrison on comics


Grant Morrison


Did you know that Grant Morrison mapped out the DC Multiverse? His vision works for me. I am not blindly devoted to the guy, but I see merit in the way he is handling the transition to the 5th World.

Jack Kirby went to DC in the late ’60s-early ’70s and worked on his magnum opus, “the Fourth World”. It was composed of a number of miniseries, and it is essential reading for the background of the DC Universe. (Just google this phrase: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World.)

The brunt of the issue deal with gods from different worlds interacting with the mainstays of DC comics, mostly Superman and Jimmy Olsen. The New Gods, Darkseid, Apokolips, and the Forever People all came into play at this time.

Skip forward a couple years, and nobody really knew what to do with the New Gods after Kirby left. They kept the villains - like Darkseid -around, because they were great. But Kirby’s visions for them did not get picked up and worked properly (IMHO, anyways) since Grant Morrison began working on JLA back in 1997. Morrison has steadily built on his vision of DC’s Multiverse, and having been reading it since JLA # 1, I am generally looking to seeing where he goes next.


Bonus: Young Grant Morrison for grantmoz.
found here

"Writers and artists build by hand little worlds that they hope might effect change in real minds, in the real world where stories are read. A story can make us cry and laugh, break our hearts, or make us angry enough to change the world."

- Grant Morrison (writer of comics)

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Animal Man #10 by Grant Morrison, Chas Truog, Mark McKenna, and Tatjana Wood
The fears of living in the DC Universe.

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The Cloudmaker’s Cottage by Nikita Gill