Told you a subsequent announcement would make me look stupid. So: Grant Morrison will be writing Batman Inc as of November. Some thoughts:
- I like the team book idea, and I like that he’s been inspired by watching the excellent The Brave and the Bold cartoon. But.
- If Morrison’s only doing a team book, and all the other books are in the hands of other writers, is he relinquishing control of the overall direction? Or still running things in the background? Any MorrisonBatman is better than no MorrisonBatman, but I’d really rather this all be part of his Big Plan rather than simply him sticking around to play for a bit longer.
- Is Bruce Wayne doing a Steve Rogers, then, and not actually reclaiming his mantle just yet? Interesting, if so – I’d have no doubt that the idea’s been arrived at independently, but you do wonder if events over at Marvel have ever made DC think “Hmmm… let’s play this one a bit differently.” Of course, this is all just speculation – maybe he will go straight back to playing Batman, and it’s just that there’s going to be more than one of them.
- Seven Batman-led books, then. And people complain about Wolverine? Pssh. He’s got nothing on ol’ Bats.
[Cornell] added that his first arc [on Knight and Squire] featured Richard III brought back to life as a clone with an army of monarchs who try to re-conquer the world through Facebook.
Yeah, can’t wait for this one.