For the tenth edition of The Spinrack: Retro Reviews, GLX checks out three Grant Morrison comics.
The Filth #1(2002)
Greg Feely is a lonely man with some odd sexual tastes. He lives with his cat, Tony, and just goes through the days without anything interesting happening to him. Things about to get interesting for him, though - real interesting. Grant Morrison creates an odd, but interesting world. It's filled with bizarre characters and situations. The best part about his writing is the split between Greg and Tony, near the end of the comic. The events before the split compliment the separation between the two well.
Chris Weston's pencils are nothing extraordinary, but they are solid and his storytelling is solid. Gary Erskine and Matt Hollingsworth round out the art team and they work well with Weston's pencils. The Filth #1 is an odd comic, but there's some good stuff within the pages. Definitely worth buying.
7.9* out of 10*
This comic, by Grant Morrison and Howard Porter, focuses on Tomorrow Woman, the JLA's latest recruit. All is not what it seems with her, though. Morrison's writing is solid, while Porter's pencils are well done.
7.8* out of 10*
The Ultramarine Corps is here to defend America. What are they planning to do with Shaggy Man, though? Grant Morrison's writing is pretty solid. There were enough interesting elements to keep me engaged with the comic. Howard Porter's pencils may not be the most eye catching, but he can tell a story in a clear and crisp manner. This comic is worthy of your time.
7.8* out of 10*
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For years, GLX has been writing on-and-off for The Outhousers covering comics, video games and comics - among other things. He currently resides in The South. Yes, that's capitalized, and, no, that doesn't mean it's a place full of sunshine and butterflies.
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