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editing at Marvel that lets this
My first foray was something that I actually enjoyed for the most part. All Star Superman. It just felt fun and light and had absolutely no bearing on continuity. Then I picked up Batman and Robin and the first two volumes were not bad. I saw his New X-Men at the library and picked it up and I am not sure what I liked worse, his writing or Frank Quietly's art. How is it possible that these two also did All Star Superman. I call shenanigans. Morrison's goal must have been to completely destroy the x-men franchise. Usually I see where he is going with his ideas and just think that he fails to execute. Not with x-men, there was no redeamable factor. Now this is based soley on volume 1. I don't expect to read volume 2.
Because I didn't hate the first two volumes of Batman and Robin, I thought I should pick up volume 3 and here comes Grant Morrison. Volume three was disjointed and had to be studied to figure out exactly what was going on. The gaps in that comic are so wide you could write entire TPBs to fill them in. It is like the man writes a plot outline and then instead of writing the story just adds some dialogue to the outline. I know some people like the fact that he allows them to fill in the blanks themselves, but I am not one of those people. When I pay for a comic, I want the writer to have actually written a story. I will start filling in the blanks when I start getting paid to do so. On that note, I hate self checkouts. The checker's pay is already added into the price of your products. When you use self check out you should save money. Hey, since Morrison is only writing half the story, shouldn't the comic be half price?
I can't swear the man off though. He is just too omnipresent in DC comics. For some reason that I am unable to fathom, he is very popular, but Leifeld was very popular in the 90s, so who knows.
I also read We3 which was okay with really pretty art and lots of gaps. Morrison kills a bunny in it though.