Heroes of UK comics
February 15, 2009 10:40 PM   Subscribe

Leo Baxendale, Hunt Emerson Neil Gaiman, Melinda Gebbie, Brendan McCarthy, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Posy Simmonds, Bryan Talbot - Paul Gravett's Heroes of UK Comics
posted by Artw (25 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bonus link: Why Alan Moore Hates Comic-Book Movies
posted by Artw at 10:43 PM on February 15, 2009


where's Mark Millar? I mean, hes not that great but hes pretty great and he might be a genius.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 10:45 PM on February 15, 2009


where's Mark Millar? I mean, hes not that great but hes pretty great and he might be a genius.

Nice try, Mr. Millar, but that sockpuppet isn't fooling anyone.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:12 PM on February 15, 2009 [4 favorites]


Bonus bonus link: More Moore - A Fumetti/Photocomic written by Alan Moore, published in Eagle in 1982
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:20 PM on February 15, 2009 [2 favorites]


Mark Millar

"This is my face when I'm surgically removed from Grant Morrison's arse!"
posted by Artw at 11:26 PM on February 15, 2009


Well, it is your thread so sticking up for Mark Millar might be off topic. I really want to, though. I don't think I've ever put together an FPP and it might be a worthwhile subject, to attempt to convince MePhilistines(is that new?) of the merits of his writing. G'night for now though and I'm not a sock puppet, just a fan.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 12:00 AM on February 16, 2009


Heh. You want to big up Mark Millar you go right ahead. I just couldn't resist combining Wanted and the general view of his early career that, well, he was some kind of polyp that grew on Grant Morrison's butt.
posted by Artw at 12:10 AM on February 16, 2009


Also, FWIW, Red Son was fucking brilliant, and some of his Swamp Thing stuff and part of The Ultimates weren't bad either.
posted by Artw at 12:17 AM on February 16, 2009


Little early for a nerd fight, innit, gents?
posted by Optamystic at 12:17 AM on February 16, 2009


He's no Posy Simmonds though.
posted by Artw at 12:17 AM on February 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Saving for my FPP. And I'm not sober enough to do him justice.
posted by christhelongtimelurker at 12:55 AM on February 16, 2009


This is a funny category, they don't have to be brits, though since only Gebbie isn't and she seems like tokenism it just seems like Brit heroes of comics. Has enough of Warren Ellis' work been done for non-UK titles that he doesn't qualify? And if they don't have to be brits then I'd probably pop Brian Bolland in there too. What about John Wagner? Carlos Ezquerra?
posted by biffa at 1:58 AM on February 16, 2009


What, no Paul Grist?
posted by MegoSteve at 4:53 AM on February 16, 2009


So, what's the final verdict on The Invisibles? Masterpiece or Incoherent Mess? Or a little from column A and a little from column B?
posted by empath at 9:04 AM on February 16, 2009


I thought it was fucking brilliant, if a bit head scratchy at the end - and if that's good enough for The Prisoner it's good enough for Morrison. Over time it's been Doom Patrol and Animal Man thathave had a stronger place in my affections though. And I really wish you could still get Zenith...

Final Crisis, on the other hand, was a fucking mess.
posted by Artw at 10:38 AM on February 16, 2009


Morrison's fame eclipsed Millar's so much early on that a friend & I tossed around the idea of doing a comic as a goof: "Grant Morrison's Pal, Mark Millar."

The image that sticks in my memory is Morrison's giant floating telepathically projected head.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:39 AM on February 16, 2009


Agree with Biffa - No John Wagner? Fail.
posted by LMG at 11:56 AM on February 16, 2009


This seems like an appropriate thread to post M. J. Hibbet's song Alan Moore. Also, any thread is appropriate for Alan Moore's Sinister Ducks.
posted by Kattullus at 2:20 PM on February 16, 2009


I was always more of a fan of the flashier 2000ad stuff by Mills, Milligan, Moore,and then later Morrison, Smith and Ennis etc... Wagner (and Alan Grant) were just sort of there. Now most of those guys have either drifted away or lost it a little, but Wagner is still solidly manning the fort, writing Dredd and Strontium Dog, and I look back at that stuff and realise that he's actually the guy who made the comic what it was.
posted by Artw at 3:02 PM on February 16, 2009


All I have to say is that We3 movie had better be incredibly good.
posted by cmoj at 5:11 PM on February 16, 2009


I was always more of a fan of the flashier 2000ad stuff by Mills, Milligan, Moore,and then later Morrison, Smith and Ennis etc... Wagner (and Alan Grant) were just sort of there. Now most of those guys have either drifted away or lost it a little, but Wagner is still solidly manning the fort, writing Dredd and Strontium Dog, and I look back at that stuff and realise that he's actually the guy who made the comic what it was.

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posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:51 AM on February 18, 2009


Be pure! Be vigilant! Behave!
posted by Artw at 9:04 AM on February 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Pat Mills is Zarjaz.
posted by Artw at 9:59 AM on February 18, 2009


Invisibles unfortunately does fall into an incoherent mess...

The Filth however is utter genius (link to an article I wrote about it back in the day)

Oh, and in emails, Grant Morrison WRITES IN BLOCK CAPITALS LIKE A PROPER COMICS CHARACTER.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:17 AM on February 19, 2009


He probably just writes himself into so many comics because he turned up at 2000ad too late to be in any Tharg Tales.
posted by Artw at 9:29 AM on February 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


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