Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"You say hello, and I say goodbye"

Continuing on with the unofficial Batman theme @ the House this week, I'll be providing some scans from an interview with Grant Morrison and Neal Adams featured in Wizard Magazine#194.

But first,
if you checked in over @, then you'll know that Morrison's planning or has planned to leave DC and possibly comics in general in 2013. It seems he's ready to do other stuff away from comics that doesn't include ignoring continuity and writing President Obama as Superman. I kid, I kid. I'm glad he chose to willfully ignore the reboot and do things his way; face it folks, he's one of the very few comic writers around to be able to do it and get away it. No Mr. Morrison's ready to spread his wings and write for movies, and what not. Here's the link to get the skinny on the whole thing:

Now he is supposed to finish up that long-delayed, long-talked about Multiversity mini by next year, so here's hoping because I and countless others have been waiting or that thing to come out since what, 2008?

And since the project doesn't have to be connected or rooted to the current DCU continuity, it stands a much better chance of being a success. Well at least it does to me. Who doesn't want to Morrison's take on The Watchmen? Or a whole world devoted to the Captain Marvel family? Throw in 6 other worlds, and call me sold!

Then following that, Rob Liefield announces he too is leaving in 2013. And no one cares.........
Seriously, who's buying Hawkman, Grifter, and Deathstroke right now? Anybody? He twitted(oh brother) all three titles sold out, which is nice and all, maybe for fans of those titles/characters. But what he didn't mention was that he was probably the one that bought 'em all in the first place. Oh you........

Here's the scans from that Wizard interview. This was wayyyy back in Dec '07 when Morrison was really  starting to get into the grove of his Batman saga. He was tasked with bringing Ra's Al Guhl back from the dead after writer Greg Rucka killed him off, or rather had Ra's daughter Nylissa do the deed.

This was a way too short interview that should have been at least 4-5 pages long, instead of the short 2 we got, as you can tell how much Morrison just loved talking about Batman with Adams. In the short space provided, we get a small glimpse of the wide range ot topics they go into; such as discussing how Ra's should be drawn, the dueling ideologies between Batman and Ra's, how hot Talia is, and how Batman should be portrayed. All good stuff, and no doubt they talked about a lot more stuff than that. Shame really, but that was how Wizard Magazine rolled in its later years. High on fluff, and a lot of the good stuff. Oh well, I'll still miss you Wizard.

So here they are in case you didn't see them the first time.....


Finally, here's some parting music with who else, The Beatles! And yes if you didn't know already, this is their hit, and a personal favorite of mine, "Hello, Goodbye"


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

so it looks like you figured a way around your size issues :)

did you just simply set your scanned image to be "X-large" when you placed it in your posting?

Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah, pretty much:)
I scanned the images, and then set them to the default size setting of 400X600, thinking that would fix it, but not so much. I'll have to change the size formats even more for future scans.

Omega Agent1 said...

It might not have worked out the way you wanted it to but I learned something. 400x600? do you set it from the scanner or the cpu?

Neal Adams is Batman. He's one of my favorite artist. His style speaks comics. Great post

Dan said...

Freud was right, males and size always ends up the focus lol. If you want you can alter the width and height specifically when you convert the compose post screen into HTML version. It's a lifesaver for me, so hope it helps you.

Grant has quit superheroes so many times, it's hard to believe him this time - and he's my favourite writer! He did it after DC rejected his Superman reboot (which they pretty much rehired him to do a few years later), but it's all good, his solo creator owned stuff is great and no doubt he'll still flick a few things the way of Image and Vertigo as he moves on. Always best to get out on top though... unlike the other creator named in the posting...

Dale Bagwell said...

@Omega: The scanner. Basically I scan the image, and its then opened up in MSPaint. From there I'm given the the size options. It's not perfect, but I'm working on it.

Glad you learned something ol' buddy. Never let it be said, you can't do some learning @ the House:)

And yes, Neal Adams really is the Goddamn Batman, no matter what Frank Miller tries to tell you:)

@Dan, thanks for the advice. I'm going to try that immediately and see if it helps.

Yeah I'm kinda' skeptical too about Morrison leaving, but whatever. It's not like I've been reading his stuff lately anyways, since I stopped after his last run on Batman ended.

I remember the last time he quit too, like during 2000 I think, after that whole Matrix/Invisibles scandal, but then after a few projects for Marvel, he went back to the evil corporation he was pissed off against in the first place. I guess money really can change one's perspective.

As for Liefield, I'm like Chris Griffin from Family Guy, when he commented on actor Kevin Costner: "How does he keep getting work!?"

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