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Watchman 04-29-2009 12:17 PM

Morrison's Multiversity
 
Got this off Newsarama,

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The new Wizard (in shops Wednesday) has an interview with Grant Morrison and he reveals that his Multiverse project is called Multiversity

It is a seven issue series (more like seven one-shots, since all the issues will be #1) that will showcase the major superhero group of 7 Earths. Each issue will focus on 1 group and also have a series "bible", that provides the back story to that particular Earth. The issues will tie together to tell a single story "that reimagines the relationship between the DCU and the Multiverse"

He talked about the Charlton Universe specifically saying that he is writing it as if Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons had pitched Watchmen today, using the contemporary political climate but with the actual Charlton characters.

He also hinted at a "Marvel Family" from Earth 5 issue intended as an all-ages book.

He said that he wants this to be his best story ever so he is going to take all the time he needs to write the seven issues.
Sounds great. I hope he covers the pulp heroes earth and the "Halloween" earth.

TheCorpulent1 04-29-2009 12:49 PM

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Not too interested in the Multiverse, to be honest, but this sounds fun.

WompuM 04-29-2009 01:17 PM

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Wow. This sounds.... hmm. What's the relationship between Moore and Morrison? Can grant really pitch his own Watchmen without alienation Moore even more?

TheCorpulent1 04-29-2009 01:22 PM

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DC owns Watchmen, I believe, so anyone at DC could do anything with Watchmen that they wanted. Besides, the issue Morrison describes sounds more like an homage than anything else.

yenaled 04-29-2009 03:05 PM

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Sounds fun to me.

Motown Marvel 04-29-2009 04:05 PM

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im game for this.

Harlekin 04-29-2009 07:02 PM

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Sounds good.

Watchman 04-29-2009 07:42 PM

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Stuff I want to see,

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b5...va/docfate.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b5...superdemon.jpg

I'm guessing we'll also see the Kirbyverse along with the Charlton and Captain Marvel universes.

Sawyer 05-02-2009 06:09 PM

Grant Morrison's Multiversity
 
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com...-multiversity/
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Morrison shares details on The Multiversity
Posted on April 30, 2009 - 12:32 PM by JK Parkin

The latest issue of Wizard Magazine has an interview with Grant Morrison, where the Final Crisis writer discusses his next project for DC, tentatively titled The Multiversity. Kirk Warren at The Weekly Crisis read Wizard (so you don’t have to!) and shares some of the details on the project, as well as a great image that references a bad Michael Keaton movie.

Morrison says, “I’m working on books for seven different parallel universes. Each one is a first issue with a complete story and series bible. Each one spotlights the major superhero group of a different alternate reality. And they all link together together as a seven-issue story that reimagines the relationship between the DCU and the Multiverse.”

Two of the Earths that will be featured are Earth-5, home of the Captain Marvel Family, which Morrison envisions as “a line of books with the Marvel Family done in a more traditional, all-ages, All-Star Superman style,” and Earth-4, home of the “original Watchmen,” the Charlton Comics characters who inspired Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ masterpiece. Morrison says he wants to “do the Charlton characters in a story I’d construct as an update on that ludic Watchmen style - if Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons had pitched the Watchmen now, rooted in a contemporary political landscape but with the actual Charlton characters instead of analogues!”

Lots more at the link, and I daresay if there’s any issue of Wizard Magazine you don’t want to miss, it would be the latest one. And I have to agree with Kirk; attach Frank Quitely to that All-Star Captain Marvel book, stat!
I know how some of you feel about ol' Grant these days, but I'm intrigued.

[A] 05-02-2009 09:17 PM

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I'm also in.. when is this going to be released ?

JonathanKNathan 05-03-2009 07:36 PM

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A Grant Morrison project, and everyone's excited about it? April Fool's was a month ago, I thought.

[A] 05-03-2009 07:41 PM

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It was good enough for you to rush here and create an account :D

JonathanKNathan 05-03-2009 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by [A] (Post 16864023)
It was good enough for you to rush here and create an account :D

You misunderstand me. I think Grant Morrison is the best writer in the history of superhero comics, maybe in comics, period. I'm just unaccustomed to a lot of people being excited about a project of his. They all buy him, but they act like they hate him.

TheCorpulent1 05-03-2009 08:03 PM

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Final Crisis is the only thing I'm aware of a lot of people buying and hating from Morrison.

JonathanKNathan 05-03-2009 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by TheCorpulent1 (Post 16864136)
Final Crisis is the only thing I'm aware of a lot of people buying and hating from Morrison.

Well I don't know. Clearly, the man sells a lot of books, but every time he announces a project, and every time he does a project, people are tripping over themselves to denounce him for his "Silver Age fetish" or his writing being too hard to read, or any number of other retarded ****-concepts.

Motown Marvel 05-03-2009 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by TheCorpulent1 (Post 16864136)
Final Crisis is the only thing I'm aware of a lot of people buying and hating from Morrison.

BATMAN RIP as well. personally, i thought both were fantastic. morrison rarely fails me.

TheCorpulent1 05-03-2009 08:33 PM

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Oh, right, RIP. I didn't read that because it didn't seem interesting to me. I'm gonna get the trade of Final Crisis and see how I like that. But I've liked most of the other stuff I've read from Morrison.

BrianWilly 05-03-2009 08:43 PM

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New X-Men? Critically acclaimed. #1 chart-topper for months upon months. And frakzillions of people -- I'd say around 50% of the fanbase, easy -- hated it. Hell, off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone other than myself who really loved it.

JonathanKNathan 05-03-2009 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianWilly (Post 16864362)
New X-Men? Critically acclaimed. #1 chart-topper for months upon months. And frakzillions of people -- I'd say around 50% of the fanbase, easy -- hated it. Hell, off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone other than myself who really loved it.

Sure you can. You can think of me.

TheCorpulent1 05-03-2009 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianWilly (Post 16864362)
New X-Men? Critically acclaimed. #1 chart-topper for months upon months. And frakzillions of people -- I'd say around 50% of the fanbase, easy -- hated it. Hell, off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone other than myself who really loved it.

I liked it. There were elements I didn't like, like the Weapon Plus stuff, but that was more because I was already tired of seeing Wolverine's backstory rehashed with a few tweaks by that point. Oh, and virtually everything involving Jean and the Phoenix Force because, frankly, I'm tired of seeing that retconned to hell, too. The rest of it was cool.

Blader5489 05-03-2009 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianWilly (Post 16864362)
New X-Men? Critically acclaimed. #1 chart-topper for months upon months. And frakzillions of people -- I'd say around 50% of the fanbase, easy -- hated it. Hell, off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone other than myself who really loved it.

I think it's one of Morrison's best, and probably the best X-Men run period. Only things I didn't like were Quitely's art and Morrison's characterization of Scott ("But Jean, they were just thoughts!" was so awful a line, it made me embarrassed to be a man).

TheCorpulent1 05-03-2009 11:16 PM

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Scott's had so much bad characterization over the years that that basically is his proper characterization at this point. :csad:

JonathanKNathan 05-03-2009 11:16 PM

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But...they were just thoughts...If thinking about having sex with another woman makes you unfaithful, then dammit, I don't want to be faithful.

yenaled 05-04-2009 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianWilly (Post 16864362)
New X-Men? Critically acclaimed. #1 chart-topper for months upon months. And frakzillions of people -- I'd say around 50% of the fanbase, easy -- hated it. Hell, off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone other than myself who really loved it.

I've never read his New X-Men, and I'm a big Morrison fanboy.

I'll have to give it a go.

Sawyer 05-04-2009 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by TheCorpulent1 (Post 16865164)
Scott's had so much bad characterization over the years that that basically is his proper characterization at this point. :csad:

Cyclops becoming an actual character for once is a bad thing?

JonathanKNathan 05-04-2009 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by LOUD_SILENT_MAN (Post 16869449)
Cyclops becoming an actual character for once is a bad thing?

For further reference on why this is true, see everything X-Men-related since Messiah Complex. A horrific personality is worse than no personality at all.

hippie_hunter 05-04-2009 08:38 PM

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I dunno, I guess I'd rather see Scott act like his First Class incarnation than his uber dick like incarnation.

JonathanKNathan 05-04-2009 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by hippie_hunter (Post 16870119)
I dunno, I guess I'd rather see Scott act like his First Class incarnation than his uber dick like incarnation.

Well me too, but I'd also rather see him act like cardboard than his uberdick incarnation. I think I'd rather see him dead, honestly. You know whose characterization doesn't get screwed up? Uncle Ben's, that's who.

Max Shrek 05-04-2009 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by BrianWilly (Post 16864362)
New X-Men? Critically acclaimed. #1 chart-topper for months upon months. And frakzillions of people -- I'd say around 50% of the fanbase, easy -- hated it. Hell, off the top of my head I can't really think of anyone other than myself who really loved it.

Ooh, ooh, me, me!:woot:

Manic 05-04-2009 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JonathanKNathan (Post 16870265)
You know whose characterization doesn't get screwed up? Uncle Ben's, that's who.

Thank god he's still the only comic book character who the "dead means dead" rule applies to. The more dead he stays, the less likely he is to get screwed up.

CBG 05-04-2009 11:46 PM

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Eh. I'll follow.

TheCorpulent1 05-05-2009 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by hippie_hunter (Post 16870119)
I dunno, I guess I'd rather see Scott act like his First Class incarnation than his uber dick like incarnation.

The worst part is that he was so good right before that. In Astonishing X-Men, that gambit with the gun, followed by that wry, slightly cocky "X-Men don't shoot people"? Classic. That was like Cyclops mixed with Han Solo and it worked perfectly. Dude's been a leader and the best of his class for his entire life--he should be a little bit cocky and have a roguish charm about him. But no, instead we get Scott the dick, ordering secret death squads around and declaring himself the uncrowned king of all mutants everywhere by way of some imagined moral superiority.

BrianWilly 05-06-2009 11:09 PM

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In-depth Morrison interview.
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We know about the Charlton Earth-4 and the Shazam Earth-5, what other Earths will we see?

One is without designation yet. It’s with all of the nineties characters because I really miss those guys, like Connor Hawke. It’s kind of version where they first had Earth-2 and Earth-2 was the older guys from the Golden Age. This is those guys but they’re not the main heroes. There’s a whole younger generation of heroes – kind of media brats almost. There’s a comic about them.
I will buy this until it bleeds. And then I will buy it some more.

yenaled 05-07-2009 02:07 AM

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Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

TheCorpulent1 05-07-2009 08:56 AM

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Sweet, I hope we get the non-nerfed versions of those characters. I would live on that world.

JonathanKNathan 05-07-2009 12:24 PM

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I'm glad Morrison is doing this, and I'm pretty sure I've literally had conversations with people to the effect of, "Wouldn't it be great if Grant Morrison wrote a Kyle Rayner/Connor Hawke/Wally West/etc JLA book?" But at the same time, isn't this just giving DC an excuse to never give a **** about the characters again?

TheCorpulent1 05-07-2009 01:23 PM

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No more than it's giving them excuses to never give a f*** about the Charlton characters or the Captain Marvel family again.

JonathanKNathan 05-07-2009 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by TheCorpulent1 (Post 16884358)
No more than it's giving them excuses to never give a f*** about the Charlton characters or the Captain Marvel family again.

And they didn't really need one anyway, point taken.

TheCorpulent1 05-07-2009 07:37 PM

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I just hope Morrison does right by Captain Atom. Lord knows the guy could use a break right about now, even if it is just an alterna-verse copy of him.

Watchman 07-12-2010 02:47 PM

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Rise thread!

Looks like we're getting some news about this at Comic Con.

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Originally Posted by Bleeding Cool
So what can we expect from DC Comics at San Diego? Well, in a reversal of recent convention policy, announcements. Lots of them.

Including all ten artists to be announced on Grant Morrison’s upcoming massive multiverse comic.

Though I hear that Yanick Paquette is one. David Finch is another. As is Frank Quitely.


Drz 07-12-2010 02:49 PM

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Was this gonna have a Nazi Batman, or just Nazi Superman & Supergirl? I'm probably mostly interested in Superdemon, Aquaman & Doc Fate tho!

Tron Bonne 07-12-2010 03:17 PM

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I forgot all about this thing. I'm still kind of interested in it

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Originally Posted by WompuM (Post 16840094)
Wow. This sounds.... hmm. What's the relationship between Moore and Morrison? Can grant really pitch his own Watchmen without alienation Moore even more?

God, I know this is a really old post, and I bet Womp doesn't even remember, but in case he does, I'm kind of curious what exactly you meant here

fifthfiend 07-12-2010 04:48 PM

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I always thought the best characterization for Scott was basically totally repressed, tightly wound ******* who's so tightly wound because he knows that if he ever unwound he'd turn into the kind of ******* he is now.

fifthfiend 07-12-2010 04:51 PM

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Like to my mind if you write the absolutely perfect, ideal Cyclops, then absolutely nobody likes him, including himself, but everyone who isn't an idiot realizes that without him the team falls apart and then everybody dies. Which still doesn't make anyone actually like him any better.

Kurosawa 07-12-2010 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Watchman (Post 16839774)
Got this off Newsarama,



Sounds great. I hope he covers the pulp heroes earth and the "Halloween" earth.

Looking forward to the Marvel Family Earth a lot. Not so crazy about the Charlton Earth, as one of the things about Watchmen that I found relieving is that they did it with other characters and therefore didn't smear Ditko's characters.

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Originally Posted by TheCorpulent1 (Post 16865164)
Scott's had so much bad characterization over the years that that basically is his proper characterization at this point. :csad:

As far as I'm concerned, Jean has been dead since Uncanny XMen #137 and Cyclops hasn't been seen since #138. They have ruined both characters beyond repair. And I am a huge Cyclops fan.

Watchman 07-12-2010 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Kurosawa (Post 18531429)
Looking forward to the Marvel Family Earth a lot. Not so crazy about the Charlton Earth, as one of the things about Watchmen that I found relieving is that they did it with other characters and therefore didn't smear Ditko's characters.

Morrison writes an excellent Captain Marvel so it will be nice to have a proper Marvel Family back and I know that Morrison won't shy away from things like Uncle Marvel and Hoppy.

SpideyInATree 07-13-2010 12:34 PM

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This is great news! I remember hearing about this on a podcast I listened to like over a year ago and just kind of forgot about it. Good to see that it's still going to come to fruition. I've become a big Morrison fan through his Seven Soldiers of Victory and his amazing Batman run. I'm very much looking forward to see how this project turns out.

Drz 07-23-2010 02:46 PM

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Frank Quitely was just confirmed as an artist for one of the Multiversity issues. Morrison is thinking Multiversity might come next summer.

Cain 07-23-2010 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Watchman (Post 18531921)
Morrison writes an excellent Captain Marvel so it will be nice to have a proper Marvel Family back and I know that Morrison won't shy away from things like Uncle Marvel and Hoppy.


My dream has been that when he got done with Batman he'd fix the **** outta the convoluted mess that is the New Earth DCU Marvel family in a new book. Forget the multiverse redeem them in the canon lol though I do look forward to this book though.

Drz 07-23-2010 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Cain (Post 18575959)
My dream has been that when he got done with Batman he'd fix the **** outta the convoluted mess that is the New Earth DCU Marvel family in a new book. Forget the multiverse redeem them in the canon lol though I do look forward to this book though.

Haha Cain it's so funny that you posted this RIGHT now! Guess what Morrison just said in Comic Con?:
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Any chance Morrison might take on the Marvel (Shazam) family? Morrison said that one of the Multiversity titles will be a 38-pager called "Thunder World," and contains "everything I wanted to say about those characters."
38 pages doesn't seem too bad, right?:)


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