Thursday, January 27, 2005

Which Was the Best Morrison Comic Released This Week?

Yes...yes...we know, the Morrison love that emanates from this blog is thick, like a fog.

This week gave us a DOUBLE dose of Morrison books, and also, with JLA Classified #3 and We3 #3 (both the conclusions of their respective stories), a fun chance to ask ourselves the question...which Morrison issue did you like the best?

Well, what do you all think?

I don't want to muddy the discussion with my pick at this point, so I'll leave it you folks.

And no answers of "I'll just cut them both in half!"


Blogger Joe Rice said...

Easy, it's We3. The first indicator is that Quitely trumps pretty much any artist, any day, especially a fairly standard-good one. The second is the actual emotional input and output of the story dwarfs that of the entertaining romp that is JLA: Classified. Loved them both dearly, but there's no doubt which is a better comic.

1/27/2005 06:58:00 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

Now don't get me wrong....I'm a huge Morrisonite. I once spent a night reading the Invisibles backwards just to see if it would fuck with my mind. I'm one of four or five people on CBR's X-Boards who gets the ending of Morrison's X-Men run. I love the guy to pieces.


Neitehr his current JLA story or We3 is all that great. The JLA story is basically just kinda...enhhh. Very much been there, done that. And We3 is an interesting idea that should have been a 30 page comic.

It were Joe, weren't it, who said that maybe comic fans shouldn't get so crazed over work that's good in comparison to the vast amount of crap? These are nice little stories, but they're hardly worth the salivation you lot have been giving them.

And, yes, darlings, that is jsut Auntie Chad's opinion.

1/27/2005 08:03:00 AM  
Blogger alex said...

We3. I've just about damn near cried with every issue. The art is Fucking Amazing, and the story has kept me guessing at every page. I actually thought they were all going to die. I had no idea what was coming. What actually happened was perfect and touching and neatly wrapped like a perfect birthday present that has an orgasm inside. He actually made you think that those were Real Animals talking. It's an amazing piece of work, that book.

JLA:Classified was fun as hell, and probably the single best Superhero book out there, but as good as it wass it had none of the emotional resonance of We3, and the art, while fun as hell, doesn't even come close to Quitely.

This is me salivating with anticipation for Vinamerama and Seven Soldiers...

1/27/2005 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Ed Cunard said...

Joe, you've again won my heart. I literally teared up reading WE3, but I freely admit it's because I'm a sucker for animals more than anything else.

I can't actually say which is better, because I haven't picked up either yet.

1/27/2005 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Ed Cunard said...

I meant Alex, not Joe.

I still love you, Joe. Don't make me choose.

1/27/2005 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Rice said...

Brian, can I get a ruling? Can we cut Cunard in half to share him?

1/27/2005 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

I'll echo everybody's We3 assessment, but damn if Superman lecturing the Ultramarines didn't make me giddy. Jackie hadda ask me what I was hooting and hollering about when I closed that sucker.

It was pretty darn good, but you can't beat the raw emotion of Bandit. You're wrong Chad, We3 was really, really good. It was simpler than we're used to from Morrison, but I think that strengthened the signal. I can't believe the doggy and the kitty made it. I expected the bunny to come hopping along, too, which made me sad. I shall pretend that the scientist dude gave the bunny to his adult veternarian daughter to nurse back to health.

It's the only way I can continue.

1/27/2005 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger Chad said...

I didn't say it was bad. I was jsut saying that it certainly isn't worth all the hoopla.

1/27/2005 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I didn't say you said it was bad. You said that We3 isn't "all that great."

I disagree. I think it is all that great. It is worth the hoopla.

Maybe it's that going the animal route is just an easy out, but I haven't been so emotionally touched by a comic book in a long time.

1/27/2005 01:58:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I didn't get JLA:C, so I have to go with We3. Boy, is that some good comics right there.

1/27/2005 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Rice said...

I didn't get JLA:CBut . . .but . . .I thought you liked superheroes! You'll get Kitsonwaidboringness before this adrenal gland genius?

1/27/2005 03:12:00 PM  
Blogger Batiduende said...

I didn't read WE3 #3

I didn't read JLA: C #3

Diamond screwed up the order of my local comic shop. They only got one box of comics, and only one of those was one I preordered. Diamond send them a wrong order of a bunch of toys instead.

So, in conclusion, I hate you and envy you all in equal measure for not suffering like I am suffering.

Oh, and guess what the only comic I got was... Engine Head #6.

:( is not enough today.

1/27/2005 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger David Welsh said...

"Can we cut Cunard in half to share him?"

Half, my ass, Joe. He was my imaginary boyfriend first!

Oh, and as to the actual topic, "We3." Choke. Sob.

1/27/2005 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Ed Cunard said...

So then, cut me in thirds.

And David gets the middle part.

1/27/2005 09:13:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Rice said...

I've always been glad that Ed's weiner grows out of his kneepit. But I've never been GLADDER.

1/27/2005 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger Stony said...

I got JLA: Classified, and it was a pretty good issue, I like that thing Morry does.... where most writers when they have a wild idea spend a few pages, maybe even up to an issue explaining it, Morry just drops it in one panel, barely explains it and just carries straight on telling the story... Now that's treating the audience with respect, that's giving them the benefit of intelligence.
And it certainly left it open for others to write the Ultramarines.... albeit, probably poorly.

But you know what the most exciting thing about this issue for me was...? I only have to wait for the next one for the return of the Giffen/DeMatty JLA.

1/29/2005 03:50:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

I wonder how I'll handle reading the Giffen/DeMatteis JLA.

It's probably gonna piss me off every issue thinking of Sue's murder and retroactive rape.

1/29/2005 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do I understand correctly that I'm the only one who thought JLA Classified 3 to be a piece of cliched horseshit unworthy of Morrison's name that should bore any sane man to tears, not to mention scientific evidence that the JLA always ruin every comic they appear in, whereas WE3 was pure genius?

1/30/2005 07:53:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

Yeah, I don't get it.

What cliche was it using?

1/30/2005 08:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> What cliche was it using?

Are you kidding? The second JLA showed up, all the clever goodness of the book was replaced with mind-numbing tedium. Wonder Woman punches people, wow, I've never seen that before.

The drop in quality between JLA:C #2 and #3 is like a bottomless pit, and all it took was JLA actually appearing in their own title.

1/30/2005 08:24:00 PM  
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