Sunday, October 29, 2006
Wizard: Batman and Talia's baby from Son of the Demon has been pretty much ignored by DC continuity for all these years. Did that make it tougher for you to tackle, or more tempting?This has left me speechless, though I do admire GM's honesty.
Morrison: For a long time, [DC] said [Son of the Demon] was out of continuity. Now it's just kind of out of continuity. I didn't actually read it before I started writing this. I messed up a lot of details, like Batman wasn't drugged when he was having sex with Talia and it didn't take place in the desert. I was relying on shaky memories. But now we have this new "Superboy punch" continuity [after Superboy Prime attacked the fabric of the universe during Infinite Crisis]. People still don't realize how important that single punch was to cover everyone's ass.
But my absolute favorite part? The confirmation that Morrison got the green-light for Bat/Talia before Didio ordered Pfeifer to make Catwoman pregnant, pointedly using one book as a red herring, via the implied Helena Wayne angle, to service another title. Nice. Politics.
While I respect his admission of error, I don't respect his excuse. "Excuse me" is a request, not an assured demand, even with a ready-made party line. I get the impression he's skating by on his reputation rather than making a sincere effort, because I've read a lot of his work. I'm sure it will continue to sell well, but that doesn't mean I think he's doing anything great by reducing a decently complex characterization into psychopathic female #3 so we can hurry up to the good part where Batman turns his missing son into a good boy through sheer osmosis (and yelling threats). Batman and Son has been hideously bad, so far, nor did he cook up ninja-man-bats first. Then again, I'm not sure Usagi Yojimbo did, either.
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You stated your opinion, I stated I had a different opinion in a hopefully humorous way. Looks like it fell flat. I'd hardly call it an aqttempt to crush one's self-worth.