Thursday, March 26, 2009

Comics Are Essential

Grant Morrison. Frank Quitely. Batman and Robin #1.


Grant Morrison: 'Batman and Robin', which opens with the 3-part 'Batman Reborn' arc, is maybe more poppy, and more colourful, but it's also creepier. It's like David Lynch doing the Batman TV show.

(on Quitely's art) And he’s producing things like sound effects, because nobody does sound effects anymore. Everybody has given up on them, so what we’ve done is incorporate them into the artwork. When someone hits water, the water rises up and makes the “splash” effect. It just looks fantastic.

Read more here.
And here.

The common thread between this and The Brave and The Bold is an embrace of the character's whole history, including the Adam West incarnation.