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Quote of the Day | Grant Morrison on his epic Batman run

Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison

“I chose to build my story around the basic trauma, the murder of his parents, that lies at the heart of Batman’s genesis. It seemed to me there would be a part of Bruce Wayne that resented his parents for leaving him and especially resented his father for not being Batman that night, so the principal villains were an archetypal bad father figure in the form of Dr. Hurt and a dark mother in the form of Talia, our villain for the concluding chapters of the story. This master theme of damaged and ruined families was nowhere more in evidence than in the creation of Damian, the first ‘Son of Batman’ to be acknowledged in the canon. In many ways this has been Damian’s story as much as it has been the story of Bruce Wayne and it’s a story that had its end planned a long time ago – for what son could ever hope to replace a father like Batman, who never dies?

Grant Morrison, in an essay on the DC Comics website, addressing his more than six-year stint
writing the Caped Crusader, from Batman to Batman and Robin to Batman Incorporated



The awesomeness of the accompanying photo is that only Grant Morrison could find a way to pose with Martha Wayne’s pearls.

Now the question is– what are the last four issues of Morrison’s Batman going to be about. Is this Morrison’s Animal Man all over again? It looks like Bruce Wayne, like Buddy Baker, is going to slide into a existential downward spiral… Will issue 12 feature Batman vs Morrison?

^That’s what I’m thinking.

^^ Nope its gonna end with Morrison waking up next to Suzanne Pleshette while his son looks at a snow globe of the wayne manor

@Mark Waid
That’s brilliant. You’ve got keen eyes, sir!

Morrison’s creativity will be missed on the DCU. :(

Really hate that Morrison is leaving DC, for some time at least. I will miss his “madness”. :) What I hate even more is that Damian is going to be killed off. Character I grew to love, after initialy hating him with my whole heart. What can I say… I’m a sucker for happy endings.

I hate it when creators say ” oh yeah i had this planned all along” uh huh sure.

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