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I love Grant Morrison, but...

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Yeah, Sam Kieth already sort of did the sequel to Arkham Asylum a few years back....although, I wasn't that impressed by it.

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I bet we all forgot about this, as it was such a minor moment in The Invisibles comic book, and lacked meaning until a year ago.

It turns out that Grant Morrison is probably responsible for Donald Trump being elected president....heh

Trump 16. How bizarre.

I mean, not just that a prediction of Trump as president....which was referenced as comedy in both ALF and The Simpsons at some point....but that even the damn year is correct. Creepy.

Perhaps we were all conditioned to accept Trump as president through the media across the years, since the 1980s.

 

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Klaus and the Crying Snowman-This proves to be the best installment of Morrison's Klaus series yet. Morrison finally seems to have found a way to make his concept of Santa work properly.

This compares with that trippiest and most drug-fueled of all holiday movies....Rudolph's Shiny New Year.

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Avatarex - what a fun series. Did it ever get past issue 4 ? Loved the nods to 18 Days in issue 3

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Green Lantern: Blackstars #2 was an improvement over issue #1, although I still don't see the point for this little diversion from the regular Green Lantern comic.

It allowed Morrison to use meta-commentary to satirically mock the present day DC Universe, which was grand. That was what made this issue so good. I wish Morrison would have spent the entire issue doing this. The modern DCU deserves to be ripped apart.

His origin story for his space vampire villain character was quite funny, and so that aspect was good too.

The supposed actual premise of this Blackstars alternate universe tale is still completely lacking though. It's not fleshed out. I'm not sure why Morrison couldn't have just told a similar story without the need for the (once again) supposedly high concept alternate universe backdrop. That part of the story is losing me, so far.

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I mean, maybe, but if so, he's been off and on for a while now. Nameless was amazing and one of Morrison's greatest comics, but a lot of other comics from Morrison around that same period just didn't do much for me.

Wonder Woman: Year One and Klaus were both disappointing, off the top of my head.

Green Lantern has its moments, but other times, it feels like a pretty pedestrian superhero comic. Although, this isn't the first time that has happened to Morrison on a "mainstream" superhero title. His X-Men run was very hit or miss, and I thought it took him a few years on Batman before it was even worth reading.

Looking at the state of the comic book industry as 2019 fades in to 2020, I think that maybe the entire industry is losing its touch.

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