Monday, November 22, 2010
Kill Yr Idols
Cover your eyes, it's another team-up so intellectually invigorating that reading it all the way through at once may cause total euphoria! This time it's me and the world's leading scholar of all things Grant Morrison, Tim Callahan, going deep and subtle into the vast, seamy morass that is Mo's current extended run on the Batman character. The column's up now on Comic Book Resources, and it's a hell of a read. Tim ever-so-eruditely wallops the piss out of a few of my critiques of more recent issues, I keep on insisting that Batman #666 is the greatest thing since Mark Millar invented comic books, we both reveal that we (personally) hate the guy who drew the picture above, and uh, Henry Rollins comes up. I guess it's sort of ironic that what's undoubtedly going to be my most-read writing on comics ever takes a decisively negative approach to Grant Morrison, aka the one guy going who makes me think people who write but don't draw their comics may not be total pointless voids, but as somebody once said, all idols have to die! Go read, and don't come back until you're done!!