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Old February 2 2012, 06:36 PM   #3271
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Action #6 was back to the usual Morrison "what the hell is going on? did I miss an issue" writing he's known for... the preceding issues were far too comprehensible
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Old February 2 2012, 07:27 PM   #3272
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Action #6 was back to the usual Morrison "what the hell is going on? did I miss an issue" writing he's known for... the preceding issues were far too comprehensible
Agreed.
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Old February 2 2012, 08:31 PM   #3273
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Action #6 was back to the usual Morrison "what the hell is going on? did I miss an issue" writing he's known for... the preceding issues were far too comprehensible
Agreed.
Double agreed. And I don't think I got Animal Man at all this week. I mean I understood what happened. I just don't get why we spent 2/3 of the issue with the movie Cliff was watching on his iPod.
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Old February 2 2012, 09:58 PM   #3274
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Long Live the Legion!!! I just finished Action Comics...you guys are right that this is Morrison at his esoteric and overambitious ideas best! He did the Legion/Clark origin thing better than Geoff Johns did IMO! I had the same feeling reading that panel of Imra's dialogues that I did way back when Johns did Superman and the Legion of Superheroes and Paul Levitz Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes The Early Days...this is why I'm a fan of the Legion. It's a double paradox inspiration. They're inspired by Superman's example, but fort Clark he's inspired by them. The Legion are the first superheroes he meets at a point in his life where he's very lonely and has just discovered his powers, and he's enthralled and excited by them...it also helps that they come from the far future! I loved the Doctor Who reference! This issue does contain heavy stuff...particularly with the Anti-Superman Army hiding inside of Clark's brain!!!! LOL. Classic Morrison. The art is great and I loved the older versions of the Legion founders. I still suspect Morrison is seeding things for later on. He's been doing this all through this arc if one is paying attention. I loved the Smallville scenes and the back up story as well. By far this is still my favourite of the New 52.
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Old February 2 2012, 10:31 PM   #3275
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I dunno, Reading Morrison's stories sometimes reminds me of a kindergartner telling me about her day at school. The story makes no sense, it jumps around between events seemingly unconnected to one another, the characters are too over-the-top and wacky and then the story pretty much ends with "And then.... That was it!"

He's sort of the Lauren Kyanka of comic books.
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Old February 2 2012, 10:37 PM   #3276
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Morrison isn't for everyone that's for sure...some of his ideas and plots take me a couple reads to understand what he's getting at. This was probably by far the most esoteric issue of the book so far, mostly to do with the convoluted time travel story line and the villains hiding inside of Clark's brain. I love him though, he challenges you and does different stuff and isn't afraid if you don't understand or like it. He's always been one of my writing heroes so as I've said plenty of times before, my opinion is a little biased concerning him. I've been reading his work for so long that perhaps I'm one of a few who has become numb to his wackier stuff. I have been stumped before by him and gone WTF. This issue was not the case though! Bring it on Grant!
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Old February 2 2012, 11:07 PM   #3277
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I haven't enjoyed 2000 era Morrison like I did 90's Morrison. I sampled Action and bailed.
RIP in Batman was mediocre imo at best. He did a rehash hatchet job on yet again another 'Death of Jean Grey'.
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Old February 2 2012, 11:11 PM   #3278
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^ Disagree with you big time Craig but that's fine. They're still using elements from Grant's New X-Men run in ReGenesis and IMO has made the X-Men comics as fun as they've been in a long time. Oh and as has been mentioned in other threads before Jean has been longer this time around than she has any other time in her history...which is why fans of her, including me, have been clamouring for her return for quite some time now, so I'd hardly call his New X-Men run a "hatchet" job. They've also used elements from other runs as well, including Joss's.
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Old February 2 2012, 11:44 PM   #3279
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i thought Batman RIP had some interesting ideas...but the execution was pretty terrible. the latest issue of Action was a total WTF did i just read, but all the issues before that were really enjoyable.
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Old February 3 2012, 01:09 AM   #3280
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@Admiral, ok I admit "hatchet job" is a bit harsh but at the point I was typing it a tamer singular term escaped me. It wasn't all bad but as a body of work I much prefer his 90's material by far.
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Old February 3 2012, 01:13 AM   #3281
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Fair enough. Like I said, it's fine if we disagree. I just happen to really like his New X-Men run. If it was so bad Marvel would be totally ignoring it! I will agree that RIP was sloppy despite the fact that I liked element of it. I first discovered Morrison during his JLA run which was fantastic for the most part and have been a fan of his ever since! He has been a writer that has rarely disappointed me, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. At least where his superhero work is concerned. There's stuff that I haven't read like WE3 which seems out there and I've yet to check out The Invisibles despite hearing some great praise for it. I have yet to read his Doctor Who work still as well.
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Old February 3 2012, 01:23 AM   #3282
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Invisibles is "esoteric and overambitious ideas" Morrison. WE3 is very idea driven, but easy to understand.
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Old February 3 2012, 06:48 PM   #3283
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DC and Marvel both are tied for marketshare but DC dominated in the Top Ten sales wise last month.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/...takes-all-ten/

After the Before Watchmen announcement this week I might have to rethink my Marvel will be back on top statement. The summer is going to be very interesting. Self contained event arcs within the New 52 books, plus Before Watchmen for DC. Plus Batman: Earth One and maybe Multiversity finally...against whatever the Spider-Men is, along with the two Avengers Vs X-Men books and whatever else Marvel has yet to announce. Avengers will probably have started the Ultron War by that time, you'll have Bendis and Bagely's Avengers project, Spider-Man Season One. It's a great time to be a comic book fan whatever the case maybe I think.
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Old February 4 2012, 06:17 PM   #3284
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Read Animal Man #6 last night

Big waste of money. There no doubt was an easier way to show how Buddy's son felt about the risks his dad takes than wasting 17 pages of narrative watching a movie that fictionalized the very similar emotion.
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Old February 4 2012, 08:10 PM   #3285
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I haven't been reading Animal Man, but I'm not sure "easier" is why anybody with ambition writes anything. I was tempted to get the issue because I like the idea of a fictionalized account shedding light on the "reality", especially given Buddy Baker's heavily meta-textual career.
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