Re: OMG! FC #7!
- From: Michael <thisspace@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 12:35:40 -0800
Rob Jensen wrote:
On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:09:56 -0500, Joe Sewell <ultrajoe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In article <97vgl.2873$eE2.2046@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Clem Clambake" <clemclambake@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It didn't make a lick of sense, but at least we finally got to see Sunshine Superman again.
I was wondering if anyone else caught him in the mix.
Of course, he was introduced during Morrison's run on Animal Man (the so-called "Crisis 1.5" arc), right?
The bit with the Zoo Crew made my brain hurt more than anything else, I think.
Only if you missed the 3-issue Final Ark (or whatever it was called).
I have to admit, their return actually redeemed that otherwise sorry excuse for a story.
I had no problem with the Final Ark story -- even though the ending
was somewhat bewildering, the transformation of the Zoo Crew and other
denizens of Earth-C/26 into real (but intelligent) animals at the end
of that story made a certain amount of internal sense. But Morrison
bringing them back fully unexplained (and in a stupid case of bad
editing, calling their universe Earth-35 rather than Earth-26) was
horribly stupid writing -- even if you accept sort of at face value
that Morrison is essentially repeating himself from All-Star #10 with
Superman creating everything, including Superman himself, Morrison
doesn't even try to make a statement about the arbitrariousness of
existence by identifying any of the hugely left-field things in FC or
FC:SB as arbitrary, absurdist, accidental, mistaken or intentional.
It almost feels like Morrison was trying to write the superhero comics
equivalent of the Beatles' Revolution #9, but the difference is that
Revolution #9 is a sound collage while Final Crisis is NOT the
equivalent -- an image collage. If Neil Gaiman had written it and
Dave McKean had illustrated it, then maybe FC could have been a
collage, but c'mon. I don't think that Morrison is trying to say that
structure is stupid or structure has no purpose -- he's not a
nihilist, he's an absurdist and hedonist -- it just reads like he
couldn't be bothered to tell enough of the plot to Jones, Mahnke and
Alamy (throughout the series) for any of them to be able to draw the
story. They did their best with what they were given, but what they
were given was, like, a scrapbook of notes toward an actual story, but
those notes were written at random on random pages and then torn out
and the fragments thrown onto the floor at random and then Morrison
picked up the fragments and taped them at random and then said,
"Here's the story I meant to tell!" It'd be a cute joke -- if
Morrison were four -- but it's not a joke and he's over forty. And so
is the cost of the story.
If I didn't think they'd actually do it and make horrible amounts of money off of it, I'd suggest DC publish a Dummies Guide to Final Crisis.
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