Saturday, 22 February 2014
On Grant Morrison's JLA
Writing about the collaborations between Grant Morrison and Mark Millar at DC and Marvel was always going to be an intimidating prospect. There's so much about the relationship between the two men that's both highly charged and murkily obscured. Knowing who wrote what and why is often impossible to say with any degree of certainty, and yet the challenge can hardly be skirted. After all, a book that claims to be about Mark Millar's superhero comics can hardly avoid wading into a whole series of debates and disputes.
For the next few weeks, the posts in the Shameless? series over at Sequart will continue to focus on Morrison's late-90's run on the JLA and, in particular, the way in which he depicted the Batman during the period. Not the most obvious topic for a discussion of Mark Millar's work, I'll readily admit, and yet I hope that the case for taking such an apparently counter-intuitive approach stands up. Should you be at all curious, the most recent post can be found here.
Finally, I'd just like to remind folks that TooBusyThinking will be returning for its final, nine-day run of posts on March 17th. Should you be of a mind to do so, it'd be a splendid thing to have you drop in over the period.