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Grant Morrison On 'Action Comics' And 'Multiversity'

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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:02 pm

Grant Morrison On 'Action Comics' And 'Multiversity'

The writer discusses ending his 'Action Comics' run and teases more about his upcoming works 'Multiversity' and a 'Wonder Woman' project



Source: Newsarama

Grant Morrison will be wrapping up his run on Action Comics with issue #s 17 and 18. He  revealed that when he first came on to this title starting with the DC reboot the plan was for him to only do a 6-issue arc. Morrison wanted to incorporate some left over ideas  from All Star involving a younger Superman. That didn't quite fit in with the Nu52 Superman designs so he decided to use Action Comics to create the back story of Clark Kent and how he became the icon known as Superman.  

But then he did the story involving the Legion of Super Heroes which then lead to dealing with the implications of time-travel. Morrison thinks the Legion still fit in well to the overall story:

"It's not the current Legion. It's the Legion from a world where things didn't work out well ... they're from a future where the bad guys won."
 

He then decided to add Mxyzptlk  to the mix as a way to illustrate Superman's life history from past, present and future all at the same time from a 5th dimensional perspective.

When asked about the apparent brashness when we first saw his young Superman:
 

"This new Superman is a tough guy, but he's kind-hearted and gentle.This is a Superman who absolutely believes what he does is right, all the time, because he's Superman, and he's right all the time because he's Superman."

 

Along the way Morrison also tossed in the alternate Superman from Earth-23  as a teaser and eventual lead-in to his upcoming Multiversity project which  DC officially announced would be  seeing print back in September. Multiversity will be a guidebook to all of the alternate 51 Earths, complete with a map of these other universes. 
 

After Multiversity, Morrison will be tackling a Wonder Woman project. He can't reveal too much about it yet only that he has so far been doing very thorough research into  mythology and "the entire history of feminism."

 

Action Comics #17 goes on sale February 20.  Below are the covers and some interior art from this issue. 

















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Chesscub

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Postby Chesscub » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:15 pm

Terry Dodson is no longer Marvel exclusive? Get him on Birds of Prey. :shock:
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bkthomson

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Postby bkthomson » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:15 pm

I hate to say it but I'm just not that anxious to read this title. Sad, since I'm a fan of Morrison.
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eltopo

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Postby eltopo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:18 pm

bkthomson wrote:I hate to say it but I'm just not that anxious to read this title. Sad, since I'm a fan of Morrison.

yeah same I like Morrison but his Action run has been crap aside from a issue here or there
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:21 pm

None of that made any sense to me.
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BubbaKanoosh

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Postby BubbaKanoosh » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:21 pm

Morrison is going to fuck up WW.

Fuck.
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misac

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Postby misac » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:36 pm

BubbaKanoosh wrote:Morrison is going to fuck up WW.

Fuck.


I think it'll be an All Star type deal. The current title seems popular I doubt they'd mess with that.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:47 pm

They brought back Superdoom? I thought that abomination got put out of commission by Super Obama last year.
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:26 pm

IIRC Super-Prez just trapped SuperDoom into the multiversal membrane or something like that.
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Draco x

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Postby Draco x » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:34 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:IIRC Super-Prez just trapped SuperDoom into the multiversal membrane or something like that.


Where he should have remained in my opinion. Didn't really get the point of the character.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:44 pm

"It's not the current Legion. It's the Legion from a world where things didn't work out well ... they're from a future where the bad guys won."

Sounds like the current Legion to me...

Bad Guys = Johns, Meltzer, and the hapless "classic" Legion fans too blind to see the brilliance of Waid's Threebootwho rooted them on bringing forth this soup of abortion boiled in horse diarrhea know as the "class Legion revival."
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bkthomson

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Postby bkthomson » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:04 pm

Juan Cena wrote:Sounds like the current Legion to me...

Bad Guys = Johns, Meltzer, and the hapless "classic" Legion fans too blind to see the brilliance of Waid's Threebootwho rooted them on bringing forth this soup of abortion boiled in horse diarrhea know as the "class Legion revival."

Not a fan I take it. :smile:
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:51 pm

Actually it looks like the adult Legion from the post-Zero Hour incarnation :wink:
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superfictious

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Postby superfictious » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:51 pm

His Action run wasn't perfect, but I've liked it. Looking forward to whatever's coming next.
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Postby superfictious » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:55 pm

And I have no doubt I'll like whatever Morrison does with WW over anything Johns has done with her in JL. I'm glad the character is going through a popularity spike right now.

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