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"Once we could talk about a much wider array of subjects before the superheroes were tied to a very specific mindset. And as I say, in other cultures and in India specifically, we're getting to use superheroes in a culture that's quite forward-looking. If you see the video that Sharad [showed at Comic-Con], it's talking to all the young girls, saying "what super power would you like?" And all the powers are these really benign, helping-people powers. "I want to touch trees and it comes back to life, I want to touch a mud hut and it turns into a house, I want to take away people's sickness." And you contrast that with our image of a female superhero who's Wonder Woman with a sword and a shield and a grunting grimace on her face, she's a warrior from some ridiculous mythological past.

"So I liked the idea as well of turning people this slightly more feminine approach and trying to get superheroes back to what they do best, which is helping people, and not just protecting their own asses from the latest monstrous villain."
-- Grant Morrison

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Klaus #6

Aug. 5th, 2016 05:59 pm
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"I’m referencing the whole history and development of the Santa Claus concept, from Siberian shamanic roots in the hallucinogenic red-and-white amanita muscaria mushrooms — the potent ingredients of which were often imbibed by adepts after being strained through reindeer urine (seriously) — to legends of Odin and the Wild Hunt, to the Norwegian semi-pagan Julernisse and St. Nicholas, all the way to Coca-Cola’s popularization of those psychedelic mushroom colors and the 21st-century portrayals of Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, etc." -- Grant Morrison

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Klaus #5

Jun. 14th, 2016 06:44 am
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'The last couple of creator-owned things I've done, "Nameless" and "Annihilator," honestly, was dealing with my mother's death and all of these dark subjects. Coming out of the other side of that, I just wanted to do a big, fantasy, sexy, superhero Santa. The feeling behind it is very genuine. It's like someone coming out of a tunnel.' -- Grant Morrison

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JLA #22 has the JLA fighting Starro the Conqueror, called "It." Half the team fight It in the real world, while Superman, Green Lantern/Kyle Rayner and Wonder Woman/ Queen Hippolyta fight It in the dream world. Without their powers.

Daniel's pep talk  )
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'I always felt one of the fundamentals of Wonder Woman in at least the last two decades is that she always seems to be on trial, and I don't mean that in a story sense. Everyone's always saying, "Why does nobody buy Wonder Woman? Why isn't she any good?" It seems like she's always on trial, so I thought if I literalized that and made the story basically the Amazons bringing her back home after her first adventure away and putting her on trial, it'd be different from anything else you might see. The Amazons have their own ways of doing things. It's kind of asking Wonder Woman to justify herself, which I feel has almost been what the character's had to do for a long time.' -- Grant Morrison

I'm dividing this into three parts because there are so many pages. Here's part 3.

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'For the first 48 pages, there are no men — it’s just women talking to each other. And then halfway through the book, we’re building up to this big fight, and then I thought, “No, I’m not.” This book isn’t about fights, there’s not going to be any fights. So we threw out the rules of traditional boy’s adventure fiction. It’s the most exciting book I’ve done in years, it changed everything I’m thinking about the future.' -- Grant Morrison

I'm dividing this into three parts because there are so many pages. Here's part 2.

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'I sat down and I thought, “I don’t want to do this warrior woman thing.” I can understand why they’re doing it, I get all that, but that’s not what William Marston wanted, that’s not what he wanted at all! His original concept for Wonder Woman was an answer to comics that he thought were filled with images of blood-curdling masculinity, and you see the latest shots of Gal Gadot in the costume, and it’s all sword and shield and her snarling at the camera. Marston’s Diana was a doctor, a healer, a scientist. So I went back to those roots and just built it up again.' -- Grant Morrison

I'm dividing this up between three posts, since there are so many pages. Here's part 1.

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Klaus #4

Apr. 23rd, 2016 02:57 pm
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"I wanted my own Superman, ultimately. So we're kind of doing the revamp stuff I usually do for DC, on a much more universal character. There are so many more stories we can tell. We can kind of go anywhere with this guy after this." -- Grant Morrison

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So, Wonder Woman: Earth One finally came out a day or two ago. Generally, I liked it, but I think there's going to be a LOT of different opinions on it. I'll post scans from it when I can find them, but for now, here's the interview IGN did with Morrison about the book.

Source: IGN.com

WARNING: VERY VERY SPOILER HEAVY INTERVIEW BELOW!

And also art from inside the book. BUT MOSTLY SPOILERS!

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Klaus #3

Mar. 8th, 2016 11:16 pm
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"This is the tale of one man and his wolf against a totalitarian state and the ancient evil that sustains it. Part action thriller, part sword-and-sorcery, part romance, part science fiction, Klaus has given us free rein to revamp, reinvent and re-imagine a classic superhero for the 21st century. He’s making a list and he’s checking it twice. This Christmas it’s all about psychedelic shamanism, anti-authoritarian guerrilla gift-giving, and the jingle bells of freedom!" -- Grant Morrison

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Of all the absurdist foes the Doom Patrol faced during Grant Morrison's run, my favourite without question is the abstract champion of nonsense Mr. Nobody, not the least because his origin is among the strangest you'll find in a mainstream comic.

'Like forever piled on forever and forever, world without end, yahoo!' )

Klaus #2

Jan. 16th, 2016 11:59 pm
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"I keep coming back to, why has no one thought of this? This is like a Mark Millar idea. It seems so obvious, but it's been very engrossing, going back to the roots of Santa, the Siberian shamanistic kind of version of it, and then you've got the character Sinterklaas, and everything built up towards the familiar guy that we know." -- Grant Morrison

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Klaus #1

Dec. 14th, 2015 07:11 pm
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'I thought it was such a franchise-able thing. It allows me to create my own Batman, my own Superman, my own Doctor Who. There's so much you can do with this character. Everyone's familiar with it, but no one really knows him. It was all about just getting to the roots of this thing. Here's a massive icon everyone around the world knows -- how deep can we dig, how can we we make him human? We take this quite seriously, and do it like Frank Miller did "Batman: Year One," but with Santa Claus.' -- Grant Morrison

Less than a third from a 31-page comic )
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 "I had this notion way back. I was doing the "All-Star Superman" stuff, and I got so into Superman, so into his character, so involved with what we were doing. When I finished, it occurred to me that I'd really love to do this -- with a character that wasn't owned by a corporation. [Laughs] I thought about, "Who does everyone know?" "Who's every kid's favorite hero?" I suddenly thought, "How come no one's told the 'Year One' of Santa Claus?" It seems so obvious. Basically, this is my "All-Star Santa Claus." [Laughs] "Santa Claus Year Zero." It's kind of neat approaching that character as if he was the world's greatest superhero, and we've never learned the origin."


--Grant Morrison

 

And with that introduction, I present to you four pages from Klaus #1 (of 6). Be shocked. Be amazed. Be mildly amused somebody green-lit this thing.




 

Ho Ho... Ho? )

Happy holidays!

 




 

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