Copyright does not protect the idea for a game
This book is clever and fun. The comic history stuff from the 90s to present is amazing. The battles with Lord Alan epic. The early history whacky and fun. A great read.
The chapters are miss numbered on audible & the narration lacks the beatnick enthusiasm Morrison posses--but still fun and in keeping with the story
A fine listen.
Gentleman Person. Cardigan Champion. Hobbyist Enthusiast.
YES, Morrison is so smart, his ideas are dense yet well delivered, I could listen a half dozen times and still be totally engaged.
Morrison's take on the importance of certain characters and why they have endured or faded, why they were important than and now.
I like Grant's child like quality at times
you get to find out what he was thinking what he wrote what he wrote and why.
when he writes Arkham .
I like that he had the balls to kill big names in his books
when he talks about the Superman and X-men titles and their 9/11 links.......creepy, get those books its cool as hell just to see them in that light.
Say something about yourself!
What I expected: I don't like to write reviews based on my dashed expectations of a book, but I feel like I was led on a little bit here. Look at the very long title. I cannot be faulted in expecting a book that examines the cultural relevance of superheroes and how they have enriched the world.
What I got: While I did get a little bit of cultural history, everything seemed to be based on how they related to the author. The book is mostly autobiography: how the great comics of the past made Grant Morrison a great writer, and how Grant Morrison's great writing made the comics of today great.
Morrison's writing is indeed very good, and I know he believes all of his ideas will change the world. Still, I'd rather marvel at the miraculous feats of imaginary heroes.
Ex-military high school math teacher.
I thought this would be more of a philosophical, sociological and anthropological look into the world of comics. It was only partly so. The tangents into the author's own life and his years of finding himself in the fever of drugs and his own sexual identity did nothing but detract from the book.
I'm headed for the escapism of fiction. I have read nine of the Jim Butcher Dresden Files, and enjoyed every one of them. Number ten sounds like it too will be a winner.
Narration was fine.
Yes, it has some great historical and sociological aspects as the author walks his readers through the decades of comics and describes the changes they have gone through as influenced by an ever changing society.
I grew up on Golden Age Radio, I love to learn about a great many things, and I enjoy a wide variety of genres. Me, bored? Never!
At last I have proof of just how screwed up Grant Morrison really is! This is a fascinating look at the history of superheroes (and the drugs that inspired them) from his own twisted perspective.
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
Morrison gives us an amazing insight and fresh points of view into comics.
Incredible research and understanding of the birth, gold age and several stages on the comic book heroes universe. He includes also his autobiography that helps to keep track at the beginning but becomes some tedious at the end.
If you like comics, heroes and even the comic industry itself, this is your book. You won't regret it.
Grant Morrison is a brilliant comic book writer. He's work is always at a cutting edge, engaging and fun.
This historic look at the medium form his perspecitive was entertaining, interesting and informative.
If you love (or loved) comics, you'll get a kick out of this book. Well worth the time to feed your inner geek.
There is nothing that could have improved on this book unless it would be to get a new writer.
I will never subject myself to Grant Morrison prose again.
The reader did his best he could with this job.
There are some interesting moments in the first few chapters after that nothing. It also helped to explain why Morrison's comic books are so confusing and scattered. The man gets his ideas from mushroom induced trips. That actually explains so much.
This is a self gratifying trip written by a drug inspired narcissist.