Friday, September 2, 2011

THE LITTLE MOMENTS - Morrison's JLA - part 4

The first image today is one that made me smile, but was also a moment that allowed Morrison to explain away the "monologuing" of his main villain for these two issues - the Key. The Key had boosted his intellect in order to take over the world, and he states:

"... make a note of an interesting side effect of my expanding consciousness. I can't stop talking to myself ..."

Funny, simple, and yet, a brilliant in-story explanation for why these villains, some of them, might do all this talking to themselves.

The second image showcases Morrison's penchant for grand and crazy ideas that he will include in a story for only a panel or a page and then leave them to move on with the narrative. Most writers would conceive a six-part epic with undead Nazis, Buddhist swastikas, and maggots that eat necrotic tissue. But Morrison is content to share these tidbits and move on. This adds to the density of his storytelling and leaves one's mind racing with the possibilities long after finishing the book.


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