[This thread is part of our Grant Morrison Reading Project. Unlike most of the other Morrison threads, this one was written as the original issues came out.]
Issue 1 (of 6)
The man in the street says: A very well illustrated story. Beautiful clear storytelling on the visual level. Is that guy in the grey trousers with the yellow belt perhaps Batman? His name is on the cover... He can certainly sock it to the bad guys when he gets going. What’s he doing in the Stone Age? Is that Superman at the end with those other guys? He looks very mean. Why does Batman jump to Puritan times at the end? He doesn’t seem to know who he is or what he is doing?
The average DC comics fan says: Beautiful art. Has Sprouse ever drawn DC characters before? If not, why not? Who are these cave men? Vandal Savage is the main villain. Why is Bruce in the Stone Age? Is this related to the last scene of Final Crisis? Why are the skies red? Is there a Crisis going on somewhere, or somewhen? Why don’t the superheroes refer to each other fondly by their first names? I like it when they do that. I’ll bet there’s a good comics series to be made out of Booster, Superman, Green Lantern and that guy in the bubble travelling through time! I’d buy it!
Neither Bruce nor the readers are yet aware of any method of time-conveyance.I had a look at one of the previews for #1, and I have one question; what kind of time-travel his Bruce 'using'?
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Horn'd One said:Neither Bruce nor the readers are yet aware of any method of time-conveyance.I had a look at one of the previews for #1, and I have one question; what kind of time-travel his Bruce 'using'?
Da-Man makes much of the necklace which belonged to his mother – Anthro’s wife. It is to be treasured by the tribe “until the All-over”. To them it is a symbol of love and nurturing, but to Savage, it is just a trophy of war, a symbol of ‘might is right’.
You probably realized this, but it also echoes Martha Wayne's pearl necklace...the one that falls apart in the alley after she's killed in front of Bruce.
Great analysis, Figs!