Another day, another nine alternate Earths...
Thanks for all the comments and corrections last time out. I know I haven't updated anything yet but I will once this all goes into a proper annotations post when it's all done. As usual, let me know this time around if I missed anything (else) or got something horribly wrong (again) - you can always reach me on the Twitter, or alternatively you can email me here.
*Obligatory joke about checking the spelling and putting some pictures in it when it's properly done*.
A measly three thousand words this time out on Earths 11 through 20. Kid's stuff... let's get on with it.
Not seen since their original publication in Paul Duncan's ARK magazine, here are Grant Morrison's reviews of Howard Chaykin's Black Kiss (from November 1988's ARK #26), Bryan Talbot's The Adventures of Luther Arkwright (from April 1989's ARK #28), and Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy's Strange Days (from June 1989's ARK #29).
Grant obviously wasn't a fan of Black Kiss, but Chaykin's revenge came when he called Morrison "the most pretentious asshole I've ever read" in a Comics Interview piece the following year, recalling a pal of his reading the first page of the Arkham Asylum script to him over the phone. Chaykin's comments obviously stung Morrison, as he referenced them (naming no names) in his retrospective piece in 2005's 15th Anniversary Edition of Arkham Asylum.
As usual please bear in mind that these reviews were written more than 25 years ago, and that Grant's opinions on these comics might very well be totally different these days...
Here at Transmissions Towers, we're well aware that the ol' Deep Space Transmissions hasn't been updated as often as it should of late. While my multitude of assistants toil in obscurity finishing the annotations for Pax Americana and Thunderworld (lol - they will be done eventually though, honest guv), I thought I'd take the opportunity to share with you the work being done on the hot-off-the-presses Multiversity Guidebook *as it happens*. There's a couple of reasons for this - firstly because I can't seem to get anything in a finished-enough state to put up lately so this keeps the wolves from the door content-wise, and secondly because this thing is going to be REALLY long...
Finally, it's also a prime opportunity for you (yes, YOU) to join the team by letting me know if I missed anything or got something horribly wrong. You can always reach me on the Twitter, or alternatively you can email me here.
All of this will of course be folded into a proper annotations page for the Guidebook when it's finished. I might even check the spelling and put some pictures in it if you're lucky.
So without further ado, here's a bit more than three and a half thousand words on Earths 1 through 10...
So, in my usual prompt and timely fashion, I've finally finished the annotations for The Multiversity: The Just #1. Just two more 40+ page issues to catch up on before the Guide Book drops in a couple of weeks... [groans]
I found out today how the scripting for Morrison & Millar's VAMPIRELLA issues was broken down between the pair (care of an ancient Usenet post from Mark Millar himself), which makes SKRULL KILL KREW the last M&M collaboration (at least of their US stuff) where I don't know for sure who wrote what.
Apparently all of their stuff was
plotted together (in the pub...) and then each issue was scripted solo
by one of the two - they don't seem to have collaborated at all on the
Here's who wrote what in case you were ever curious -
SKRULL KILL KREW
So there you go, you need never accidentally read a Mark Millar comic ever again. You're welcome :)
Read on for thrill-packed annotations greatness...
The next exciting chapter is finally here! Rejoice as I can now go and read everybody else's annotations and commentary a mere three weeks after they were first posted!I'll try and be a bit more timely next time. I said try. You don't own me...
The five year wait is over, and Grant Morrison's latest final word on superheroes is here at last. In case you haven't seen (yeah right, who am I trying to kid?) the legend that is David Uzumeri has returned to Comics Alliance for their annotations, and Yeezus of the New Gods Jim Harbor is crafting an epic analysis for the ages on his own blog (multiple thousands of words on the first three pages so far - link as soon as it's done!). I suspect (hope, pray) the Mindless Ones will cast their esoteric hat into the Borromean ring as well at some point, and I I'd urge you to check them all out - there's a lot to be said for fresh pairs of eyes, and, if The Multiversity proves to be half as dense as Seven Soldiers or Final Crisis, you could comfortably read a million words on it and still not cover every wrinkle that hides between the pages.So why not get a head start on those million words right now, and dive in to the annotations for issue #1?