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August 24, 2006

Grant Morrison: Best Interviewee Ever

It's really rare for me to link to an interview with a creator talking about a specific comic book series. Of course, very few of those creators doing specific comic book series are Grant Morrison, who, in the midst of more standard talk about the Joker and the Batmobile, can summon up the goods to hilariously carpet bomb another creator's project, as in this comment on Frank Miller's upcoming Batman vs. Al Qaeda comic book:
"Batman vs. Al Qaeda! It might as well be Bin Laden vs. King Kong! Or how about the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind up against a hungry Hannibal Lecter! For all the good it's likely to do. Cheering on a fictional character as he beats up fictionalized terrorists seems like a decadent indulgence when real terrorists are killing real people in the real world. I'd be so much more impressed if Frank Miller gave up all this graphic novel nonsense, joined the Army and, with a howl of undying hate, rushed headlong onto the front lines with the young soldiers who are actually risking life and limb 'vs' Al Qaeda."

Even if you love Miller's work and hate Morrison's, you have to admit that's pretty funny.

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