[identity profile] skybard.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Two pages from when Animal Man met his maker, but first, an unrelated panel from the same trade:

The whole scene made me love the Crime Syndicate of America, but this panel in particular.

Recap: Animal Man has met his maker, who took him out and pitched him against some bad guys...so that he could run through his credits. Animal Man gets his arse kicked.

I love this whole trade. It really makes you think. :) (Apart from the Red Bee bit, which just made me feel sad. ._.)

So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?
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Date: 2009-05-04 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Ask for Gail Simone as writer, and 10% of all action figure and graphic novel sales.

Oh, and Perez on art.(I may not appear too often, but by all the gods I'll look spectacular when I do!)

Date: 2009-05-04 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagome654.insanejournal.com
I do like that Morrison depicted himself as a completely unsympathetic and pretentious jerk. I really do think he's more self aware than people give him credit for, and I appreciate that he's at least trying to say something with his work...Now if only he'd stop writing Batman, or at least stick to fun, trippy adventures with Bat-mite. Damian and Ace the Bathound can come along too.

So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Wonder why I got cheated out of a fantastically well endowed chest and then contemplate why my series hasn't been canceled.

Date: 2009-05-04 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Invent the invisible sports bra and make a killing off of it in comic book land.

Date: 2009-05-04 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Wonder if he now regrets endorsing Peta...

Date: 2009-05-04 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluejaybirdie.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

To be honest...the first thing I would do would be to jump off a building to see if I could fly. I mean, death in comics isn't permanent and physics don't apply! And then, like the previous commentor, I would wonder why I, in all defiance of comicbook traditon, remain curveless. Following that, I'd let my writer just have it for all the crap he's put me through and demand he fix my body and my mom's brain. Angsting done, I would make myself a badass superhero costume and go around being a fourth wall-breaking, ass-kicking vigilante.

I have put wayyy too much thought into this...

That scene with the CSA is AWESOME.

Date: 2009-05-04 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freddylloyd.insanejournal.com
My favorite moment in this run is when one of the costumed characters points straight out of the page and yells something like, “Don’t you see? It’s them! They want us to fight! They...like to watch!”

Date: 2009-05-04 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxhack.insanejournal.com
Grant Morrison supports Peta?

Is he TRYING to get me to hate him?

Date: 2009-05-04 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halloweenjack.insanejournal.com
Start looking for the really powerful, reality-altering gizmos that seem to be scattered around. Then, when some smart-arsed writer comes prancing in to establish his avant-garde cred by breaking the fourth wall, I'd take him back to Earth-Wherever-He's-From and see how he likes having his life fucked with.

Date: 2009-05-04 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leikomgwtfbbq.insanejournal.com
I would panic.

Then I would whine at my creator about when I get my superpowers, or when do I meet the handsome superhero and get to be his sidekick... Basically, I'd be that really annoying character in the creator's head that's always pestering for her own story and for cool things to happen.

(I have two such characters myself. I know how they roll.)

Date: 2009-05-04 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] killermoth1.insanejournal.com
The one thing I didn't like about that Morrison vs Animal Man scene was that at the end it became more about Morrison himself, especially with the end. That said, the previous parts were a great examination of comic characters.

Now, if I found out I were in a comic, (despite the fact that only the writer would allow me to find out and even then he'd control my actions) I'd ask Paul Dini to write me, give me superpowers (but no enemies) then tell him to finish the book with "And he had fun for the rest of his life". Hopefully that means I'm in control then, or else I'm suddenly on hold..

Date: 2009-05-04 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Breathe a sigh of relief and thank the gods.

Then I'd head for the X-Men!

Date: 2009-05-04 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jarodrussell.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Get drunk and sleep with Maria Hill, because at that point no writer could inflict any worse agony on me.

Date: 2009-05-04 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorksidefiker.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

My book would probably be one of those weird indy things that about 10 people read, put out by the friend of one of the guys who runs the comic store. So the first thing I'd do is demand that my writer give me a better, much less depressing job that DOESN'T involve dealing with people very much.

Date: 2009-05-04 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nymphgalatea.insanejournal.com
I had to have a little lie down after reading Morrisons' run on Animal Man. It was just so beautifully strange, unlike anything else I'd ever read.

And if I were in a comic I'd go out into space, find some of the Green Lantern Corps and go exploring with Kyle Rayner, get drunk with Guy Gardner. Maybe try to rehabilitate Ruffles the Ragecat. Wear a big floaty blue cloak. Stuff like that; it'd be fun.

Date: 2009-05-04 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] endis_ni.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Lose a lot of weight and take up that offer of magick boot camp. Actually, I'll skip the weight loss- I'll have a nice slinky astral form instead. Possibly outlined in purple, why not?

Date: 2009-05-04 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hyperactivator.insanejournal.com
Use all the info I've learned to convince all the other characters that I'm god and get them to do my bidding.

Date: 2009-05-04 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashez2ashes.insanejournal.com
If I found out I was in a comic book I'd be really really worried about why I hadn't been canceled already... Or more likely I'm a reoccuring background character (the girl that always sits at the cubicle behind the main character)....

I'd probably see if I could hit anyone with my word balloon. *thwak8*

Date: 2009-05-04 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] interrobamf.insanejournal.com
So, what would you do if you found out your life was a comic, scansdaily?

Interrobamf, Superhero Dominance Fetishist?

Hey, as long as I'm not on Earth-616.

Date: 2009-05-04 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] besamim.insanejournal.com
What would I do if I found out I was a comic book character?

What I was written to do.

Logically, how could I do otherwise? In this Animal Man issue, Morrison makes it repeatedly clear that every single thing poor Buddy says or does since the beginning of the series--including protesting his fate and, earlier in the issue, losing his shit and seemingly impaling Morrison on a shattered window--he does because Morrison wills it.

The upside to this, if there is one, is that, as Morrison tells Animal Man in response to his "You existed long before I wrote about you and, if you're lucky, you'll still be young when I'm old or dead. You're more real than I am." I think there's a certain amount of truth to that, as there is for all fictional characters, in any medium, which remain popular for generations. No one heard of me before I was alive (duh!); after two generations at most no one will likely know I ever lived. In contrast, untold numbers of people have known who Achilles was for 2800 years, and may well know about him for 2800 more. So in a sense, which of us is "real" and which is "fictional"?

Date: 2009-05-04 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thandrak.insanejournal.com
Realize that I am not the whacky sidekick. I'm the character that gives the sidekick a bit of depth. Whimper. Then get prepared to be killed off to show a plot point.

Date: 2009-05-04 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silverzeo.insanejournal.com
Morrison would never do the same with Bats, even under his control he will beat his ass.

Date: 2009-05-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darklorelei.insanejournal.com
I'd get cancelled!

Date: 2009-05-04 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mcity.insanejournal.com
Figure my poor luck with women is a good thing, as they'd doubtless die the second I started to like 'em.

Unless I'm in a Deconstructionist comic, like Watchmen or Deadpool or Animal Man, in which case I'm screwed.

Date: 2009-05-04 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
Possibly one of the cleverest turns a story arc ever took. Best part is, anyone else tries it it'll always come off pale. (Much like our Scotsman here)

This was why I enjoyed SUPERMAN BEYOND, even if I wasn't as fond of the rest of FC. (well, not true. I pretty much liked all Morrison's and Johns' stuff in it--it was Rucka I didn't enjoy) SB is in fact a culmination of what Morrison began here, Morrison's bizarre "paperverse" view of the DCU. SEVEN SOLDIERS as well.

Date: 2009-05-05 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] d_moonbeam.insanejournal.com
If I found out my life was a comic book?
I'd wonder how come I never see any superheroes outside of conventions and bitch at my creator for their lack of creativity. The only catch would be if maybe my life were the type of comic where I make the superheroes and such and the moment my work is published they suddenly appear.
At that point I might be (appropriately) freaked, then once I got over it I would revel in its awesomeness.
If I was in a Marvel comic, I'd go looking for the X-Men, if I was in the DC Universe, I'd somehow get in contact with the Green Lanterns just so I can kick Hal in the head.
Why? Because not only would I be able to do it (unless Hal is over 6ft 3in), but Hal is susceptible to head injuries, so it's bound to happen ^_^
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