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Hellstone

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Marvin and Wendy

Subj: Morrison and Waid's runs, not my cup of tea
Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 at 07:04:41 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Morrison and Waid's runs
Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 at 06:17:13 pm EDT

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> > Could you please let me know which issues Grant Morrison and Mark Waid wrote and what your opinion is of their runs.
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> A quick reference check shows that Morrison wrote, not counting "spin-offs", JLA #1-17, 22-26, 28-31, 24, 36-41 and JLA SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1. Mark Waid wrote JLA #18-21, 32-33, 43-58 and 60. I didn't read Waid's runs because I didn't care for his JLA: YEAR ONE limited series. I found Morrison's run boring and confusing.
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> Scott

Morrison's run was boring if you choose to read the Stock Market page of the newspaper while riding a roller coaster... Morrison's run totally ROCKED! Meltzer has turned the league into a club of chatty girls... Morrison's run was a thrill-ride from end-to-end, flat-out. Batman-centric? Who cares? Why not pump the Bat up and muscle the whole team up? The JLA/Justice League of America has been in a slow crawl for a few years now. I welcome someone (anyone!) who can take this franchise and make it the action/adventure powerhouse it is meant to be and not have the art stink up the joint (see current New Avengers for such stinky art combined with a decent story).

> Morrison's run was boring if you choose to read the Stock Market page of the newspaper while riding a roller coaster... Morrison's run totally ROCKED!

Or... it was just boring.

I usually love most things Morrisoi, but except for the first five issues and the "It" two-parter, I didn't care much for his JLA run. Too much of a "breath-taking concept of the day" approach. Nothing made me care for the characters, or for what happened. Neither "Rock of Ages" or "World War III" made any sense.

And Howard Porter is the worst regular JLA artist of all time, IMO.

Waid's run was pretty uneventful as well. But he DID write one of my fave JLA stories ever: The "Heaven's Ladder" graphic novel.

If you want to read great superteam stories by Morrison, try The Invisibles or Doom Patrol instead.


/ola


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