Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Culture Wars - C Is For Comic

And what better than 'WE3' by Grant Morrison:

Often derided for his rather, umm, strange plotting, Scottish author Grant Morrison pulls off a taut, gripping tale best described as a cross between 'The Terminator' and 'The Incredible Journey'.

The artwork by the pseudonymous Frank Quitely is a perfect match for the story (which doesn't happen often), capturing the characters' essential natures - despite their bio-engineered suits - as perfectly as the writer does, and you'd have to have a heart of stone not to shed a tear or two at the ending. The author said in a recent interview for 'SFX' magazine that he actually prefers to write in a happy ending because 'life's not like that':

"Happy endings spit in the face of all the evidence and I love the essentially human defiance of that."


Tomorrow, F is for Film.


James Higham said...

Here's a toast for happy endings.

David Thompson said...

It's a damn fine yarn. And possibly soon to be a film.

JuliaM said...

"Here's a toast for happy endings."

Cheers! :)

"And possibly soon to be a film."

Mmm, if done right, it'll be a corker...