Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?

It's all going a bit meta.

The other week, Joe Michael Straczynski spoke to Aint It Cool News and said, talking about Before Watchmen.

But how is it any more wrong than the way any comics creators were treated, especially those who came out of the Golden and Silver Age? Worse than Jack Kirby, who couldn't even get his art back in his failing years? Worse than Siegel and Shuster?

Considering there's a legal case right now between DC and the Siegel/Shuster estates, this was a remarkable statement by such a high profile DC comics creator. It basically admits that the pair got screwed.

Now JMS was defending DC, but it's not too far removed from Chris Roberson's statement about DC being an immoral company that got him fired off of Fairest.

And now, in today's Action Comics, set in three or four parallel universes, we get this scene, featuring Clark, Lois and Jimmy who have, between them, summoned up, created, a very real Superman.

And we get words that feel ripped straight out of Rick Veitch's Maximortal, that seem highly critical of a corporate approach to comic books and creators, and understand the compromises creators make along the way. What's going on?

Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics? Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?

It's not the only Grant Morrison metafiction kicking off today, in Animal Man, we get a flashback to a certain arc from another universe…

Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?

Indeed. But for full Morrismania, check out Boy Chimney in Dial H. Looks like he stepped right out of Doom Patrol. And could well be the character find of 2012!

Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics of London. The full creative team of Transformers #80.5 will be signing on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. And their Roger Langridge exhibition is on now.

Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?
Now Grant Morrison Tackles DC, Siegel And Shuster In Action Comics?

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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