Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Comic Geek Speak, episode 457

Peter Coogan and I were on Comic Geek Speak pimping the Met conference, and generally talking superhero outfits. CLICK HERE.


Jason said...

Geoff, I was thinking -- if I do a regular feature called Claremont Did Everything First, perhaps it could also be supplemented by a sidebar called Grant Morrison Did Nothing First. :)

In that spirit ... The lightning bolt against the moon in whatever to symbolize the the Flash in whatever comic had that --

That was done in the pilot episode of the Flash TV series from the 1990s, and was -- I think -- influenced by the bit in Burton's first Batman movie when the bat-shaped plane flies above the clouds and hangs against the moon for a second, becoming Batman's chest emblem.

Morrison was doing nothing original there. As per usual! :)

(I posted this on the CGS forum, but I enjoy knocking Morrison so much, I'm posting it here too.)

Great interview, Dr. Klock, and the event sounds like it's going to be *awesome*. I really wish I lived closer to where it's happening, because I'd love to see it. Best of luck to you!

Ping33 said...

great interview, too bad I can't get to the Met.

Thanks for the shout out :)

Geoff Klock said...

Jason -- THANKS! I read the forum thing, but it was IMPOSSIBLE to log in and comment myself -- I don't know if it was a glitch in their system or what. I need to never say anyone did anything first again, except Claremont.

Or is the lesson here, screw who does it first, I know who does it better.

Ping: no problem.

Jason said...

I say just assume that Morrison never did anything first and you're safe. :)

No, actually, in fairness, I do recall being humbled when I read some Morrison Doom Patrol not long after reading Alan Moore's "From Hell" (in which Jack the Ripper expands outward fourth-dimensionally to become God). I don't recall which issue it is, I think around 25 or 26, but right there, the Doom Patrol fight a villain who claims to be both Jack the Ripper and God. And that's what, a good 15 years before From Hell?

So, unless there's another antecedent I'm not aware of, I have to concede that Morrison did that one first.

But Moore did it better. :)