Monday, November 17, 2008

I've Got a Horse in My Pants, and I'm Not Afraid to Use It.

I thought Sir Apropos of Nothing would be a good bet. Peter David, adapting one of his own books into a comic, yes? Peter David, the funny guy who writes X-Factor, wrote Hulk and an eearlier X-Factor and the only sadly forgotten 2099 comic, Spider-Man 2099? But it ended up being kind of boring. Except for the joke at the end about Stephen King's Dark Tower. Pete, you're slipping.

So I just re-read Grant Morrison's X-Men run. I like how when you read a Grant Morrison run on a superhero, you go from "that's so cool" to "that's... uh..." to "WTF is happening in this damn comic?" to "The alien brain rays have made me a man now, and I must father three-armed progeny."

This video probably explains it all.


Th. said...


Spider-Man 2099 is the only one I remember.

If that, um, makes you feel any better.

Th. said...


Oh: and I just had that GM experience.

B.G. Christensen said...

1. In my reader, just the first part of the title showed: "I've Got a Horse in My Pants, and I'm Not..." I assumed the rest would be "...Happy to See You."

2. Peter David's runs on Young Justice and Supergirl are among the best comics every produced in the history of mankind. I once checked out Sir Apropos from the library with the intention of reading it, but it was really long and that scared me off.

3. I've found that Grant Morrison runs are much better when read all together because you go much more quickly from the WTF stage to the alien brain rays stage. I'm hoping that will prove true of Final Crisis and Batman R.I.P. because right now I have no clue what's going on in either of them.