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Comicguy1


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There are definitely some people out there who think that (And have written.) he is the best Batman writer, and I just don't get it. Morrison did some good stories, but compared to his body of work on the whole, his Batman is some of his weakest. And in my opinion, he brought in or back Silver Age stuff that was best left forgotten. I wouldn't say that his run was great. I think that he did a better job writing Dick as Batman than he did Bruce. But I'm really struggling to see how Morrison defined the character, or how he trumps Miller, O'Neill, etc for the best writer EVER! If anyone thinks that he is or isn't, can you please elaborate as to why? Thank You.


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Quinn


Member Since: Thu Aug 17, 2017
Posts: 46


Quite agree. His stories made no sense. The villains were evil for the sake of being evil. They made as much sense as Adam West Batman villains.

They were metaphors, not characters. Do not get me started on Batman Inc. Bruce publicly saying he pays for Batman puts a target on every employee of Wayne Enterprises. Stop the business, stop Batman. So why wouldn’t villains who formed evil cabals just to match witts with BatmAn blow up Wayne businesses with people in them?

I also hate Damian, wish he stayed dead.

Or I could be wrong.


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Mikel Midnight


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 1,395


I loved the idea of reviving the International Club of Heroes, but agree that publically revealing the funding made no sense.

I think Morrison has a deft touch with the character and wrote some good stories, but I never cared for the 'Bat God' interpretation of him and Morrison did a lot to propogate that.


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D. Strange


Member Since: Tue Sep 19, 2017
Posts: 272


He culled the last of the "MAN" from Batman, which I was not fond of.

I can name a lot of writers I think are better, O'Neil of course, but also, Moench, Dixon, almost every writer of the first 100 issues of Legends of the Dark Knight(except for Morrison, I thought his was lame), Wein, Dini, Grant.

Oh yeah, and Englehart. How could I forget Englehart.

What they all have in common is they wrote Batman as a person. Morrison has not been shy that he thinks that the main characters of DC should be just archetypes.

That is not my speed. I think it is a weird tun for who is often called "the most human superhero."

I actually thought all the Batman stories around his run were better. Robinson, Dini, even Winnick...all great. Morrison, not a big fan.. except Club of heroes and 666. Sort of.


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Reverend Meteor


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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    There are definitely some people out there who think that (And have written.) he is the best Batman writer, and I just don't get it. Morrison did some good stories, but compared to his body of work on the whole, his Batman is some of his weakest. And in my opinion, he brought in or back Silver Age stuff that was best left forgotten. I wouldn't say that his run was great. I think that he did a better job writing Dick as Batman than he did Bruce. But I'm really struggling to see how Morrison defined the character, or how he trumps Miller, O'Neill, etc for the best writer EVER! If anyone thinks that he is or isn't, can you please elaborate as to why? Thank You.


I liked some of his Batman stuff. He's a big idea guy but not so great with the follow through maybe?

He's one of those writers who likes to deconstruct and subvert the mythology of whatever character he's working on. And some of that IS interesting but at the end of the day it isn't a good BATMAN story.

Denny O'Neil and Chuck Dixon didn't need to do any of that fiddly high concept stuff to do good Batman stories IMO (wait were they involved in No Man's Land...I may have to eat my words).

I never got into Batman Inc. but that run somewhere around Batman #666 with the Kubert art...I admit I genuinely did like that bit and found it interesting.



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D. Strange


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O'neil quit because of No Man's Land.


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thuggernaut


Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
Posts: 759


Cool ideas of his get wrecked by haphazard execution and DECOMPRESSION.

The only thing I rather recall enjoying of his run were the first few issues of the Quitely B&R series.

The rest doesn't quite do it for me; and I especially disliked the Caveman batman story after his "death" or whatever that whole thing was.

Morrison (and all heralded recent writers) are not in the same universe of quality/influence as Miller, O'Neil and other bronze age greats.


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zvelf


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