At SDCC, It was announced that the Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette's Wonder Woman: Earth One will get a sequel. It will feature Paula Von Gunter as a Nazi superwoman that leads a Nazi army in an assault on Pasadise Island.
Sequart's latest contribution to comics scholarship is The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer. This is a subject that has been touched on in the past in various outlets for comics journalism, but never comprehensively. The British Invasion looks to be a serious effort to not only tell the story of the early careers of these three writers, but the lasting effect they have had on the comics medium.
I've been waiting for Wonder Woman Earth One since I saw the first black and white preview pages many months ago. Grant Morrison has had some great takes on DC's pantheon of iconic characters lately, namely with All-Star Superman and Batman, Inc. In interviews, Grant Morrison has promised that it would honor the original spirit of the character as created by William Molulton Marsten. After the details Marston's personal life were made completely public in last year's Secret History of Wonder Woman, this promise became more and more intriguing.
Since it was announced, Grant Morrison's Klaus has been an intriguing book. The first looks at this book showed a Santa Claus that was built like a super-hero, and was decidedly less jolly than the Santa we've all come to know. However strong Grant Morrison's reputation is, this story's premise seemed unlike something that could actually work as a comic. Despite all of these doubts, Grant Morrison has written some of the best comics of the last twenty years. Will Klaus stand up next to Invisibles, All-Star Superman and Batman & Robin?
Spoiler Alert! There is absolutely no way to review this comic without spoiling certain aspects of its story. I'm also going to take the opportunity in this review to explore the facts about the DC Multiverse that this comic reveals. I won't talk too much about the actual story involving two Batmen fighting for their lives, but more about the worlds revealed.
The Multiversity #1 Written by GRANT MORRISONArt and cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO1:10 B&W Variant cover by IVAN REIS1:25 Variant cover by CHRIS BURNHAM1:50 Variant cover by BRYAN HITCH1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISONBlank variant cover availableOn sale AUGUST 20 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED TThe biggest adventure in DC’s history
Being that it’s Batman month here at Needless Essentials, it’s only appropriate that as Comics editor, I have a list of my favorite 5 Batman stories. In the interest of full disclosure, I really don’t like Batman as a character. He’s been spoiled for too long by writers who forget that he’s supposed to be