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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Pushing the Envelope

So Phil's over on his blog talking about Warren's latest email. The gist of it is that nobody's going to see Japanese movies, therefore Japanese filmmakers are free to do whatever they want, since it doesn't matter anyway. It's a weird kind of optimistic defeatism, but it really reminds me of something Grant Morrison said a few days ago.

I don't remember the exact quote, but he talked about how insane Silver Age comics are (and I can vouch for that, Scott and I spent a good hour looking at crazy-ass Jimmy Olsen Covers at the shop yesterday). He said that back then, people did stories where Superman shot little supermen out of his hands, but when he does a story like the Filth, where you have talking monkey assassins and the supercontext, people dismiss it as being weird.

But what a lot of people don't understand is that weird comics are where you get the best ideas. Nothing Jack Kirby ever wrote makes any kind of sense whatsoever, and yet they contained some of the best and most enduring ideas ever produced.

Man, I've really got to stop talking to Scott about Jack Kirby.

4 Comments:

Blogger Philip Looney said...

That Jimmy Olsen stuff is crazy!

Congrats on the blog. Now you must update it EVERYDAY!!!!!

1/06/2005 8:20 AM

 
Blogger CapVsBats said...

Hey Chris, good to see you've got a blog going! This will allow those of us who can't hang out at HD everyday to hear what's on your mind.

So...you still down on Superman/Batman?

- Jim Shelley

1/06/2005 9:09 AM

 
Anonymous El Diablo Mysterioso said...

El Diablo Mysterioso continues his rampage. I expect to meet little resistance in these early days. Soon you will become aware of my presence. But even then, you cannot stop me.

4/06/2006 1:02 AM

 
Blogger Son of Blog-El said...

Great Krapton! I've missee him again. Can nothing stop his rampage?

8/21/2006 2:14 PM

 

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