Confused by Grant Morrison’s Batman? Sequart Explains it All

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  1. George Haberberger says:

    What does it say about Morrison’s story if someone has to write a book to explain it? My answer is: Morrison is too self-indulgent and was writing for himself not the readers.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      But then what does that make League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which rewards deep reading and serious trivia? I mean, you can’t reasonably expect everybody to have read Bob’s Batman Encyclopedia.

      • mike weber says:

        You’re comparing apples and oranges – Batman is (or should be, or it’s on the march to extinction as a comic) accessible to more-or-less casual readers.

        LoEG, OTOH, is intended for a rather more limited audience.

        That was the big problem with the movie, for that matter – they figured that they had to “simplify” it (i.e., stupidise it) in order for it to be acceptable to a mass audience.