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Grant Morrison – From Batman To Wonder Woman

Grant Morrison
Grant Morrison

The New Statesman carries a long interview by Laura Sneddon with Grant Morrison, the well-regarded Scottish comics’ writer closely associated with the reboots of such classic American superhero titles as Batman, Superman and the Fantastic Four, as well as his own creations (not least 2000AD’s early anti-hero Zenith). I’ve never really been a fan of the superhero genre in comics and graphic novels, especially in the DC and Marvel form, but Morrison is clearly a creative force to be reckoned with and many admire his abilities as a writer. Recently there were some understandable concerns expressed when the well-known left-wing figure accepted an MBE or ceremonial title from Britain’s head of state, not least in Scottish nationalist circles (accusations of “celebrity-seeking” have haunted Morrison for many years). However that will be nothing to the flurry of excitement in global Fandom when his version of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman hits the shelves in 2013.

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