@PaulGCornish has written a fantastic blog post.
A rant about the behaviour of comic fans in light of @grantmorrison’s interview with @thalestral in the @NewStatesman.Grant Morrison: Is he really such a villain?The New Statesman published an interview with Grant Morrison this week in which he discusses his reasons for stepping away from superhero comics. It seems that his run on Action Comics and Batman Incorporated are coming to a natural end and a lot of his ideas seem to be leading him away from superheroes. He also states that he’s finding the pace of writing monthly comics and having to co-ordinate with multiple artists to be a hectic experience. But there also seems to be another, more depressing reason. He’s sick of being the bad guy. Morrison’s sums it up in the following quote;So I kinda felt that.. it just began to feel too unpleasant to work within a comic book fan culture where everyone was mad at you all the time and giving you responsibility for legal cases and things that I have got honestly nothing to do with in my life and will shortly have zero connection with. But I felt that. There was a sense of, a definite sense of the temple was being burned down and it was time to run away.It does seem that a lot of the criticism of DC Comics’ ethical practices and overall creative direction has been directed towards Morrison. One fan (this twat) even protested by eating Supergods, Morrison’s book chronicling the history of the superhero genre. I’m not going to defend Morrison’s views here, because he does a pretty good job of that himself in the interview. But what I will say is this. When Morrison writes superheroes, it sells. For example, sales on Action Comics went up 93% during the past year during Morrison’s run. Morrison’s superhero work then, is obviously admired by a lot of people.