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Here you will find our rambalings on all area's of Batman, interviews and speical features!

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REVIEW - BATMAN: AA

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IGN: Inside the Mind of Grant Morrison

Posted by Bob Tilley Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Now that Final Crisis and Batman R.I.P. is over, its time for Grant Morrison to spill the beans, behind what has been hailed as one of the greatest DCU stories ever told, or just plain incomprehensible, and this split is very clearly seen across the fan community.

IGN tracked down the elusive writer for a conversation that spans virtually every topic related to the Crisis series, from fans' complaints to the nature of heroism, destiny and creation to the fate of Batman and much, much more.

This interview is massive, with some more cryptic views along the way, but what more can you expect from Grant Morrison. Genius or madman... you decide lol.

Most of the Batman related questions don't start until page, five, but I've posted a few hear to wet your taste buds.

IGN Comics: Let's move onto the way Batman's fate played out over RIP, Last Rites and Final Crisis, which for whatever reason – be it marketing or whatever – seemed to confuse a lot of people. What was your motivation and thinking behind having Bruce Wayne's fate play out across these three stories the way you did?

Morrison: For me it was always one story. The thing that became "Last Rites" – that's just one of these names that gets slapped on there by editorial to give it branding across the line. For me, there's a Batman story that I started in issue #655 with Andy Kubert, and the whole story is that Batman is up against the ultimate diabolical mastermind – and by that, I mean it quite literally. And it's about how he cheats him. And also, we wanted to set up the big idea that maybe – maybe – the ultimate diabolical mastermind is Thomas Wayne. So the readers were kind of left with two choices: maybe it was Thomas Wayne pretending to be the devil, and maybe it was the devil pretending to be Thomas Wayne. And that leads into the next phase of Batman, which I'm starting in the summer. The whole thing should wind up as five book collections that tell one, big story. So I kind of just thought that you could read this big Batman story without even seeing Final Crisis. But we wanted this big Death of Batman moment to happen in Final Crisis, so I just made the two things coincide. But Batman's story in RIP was always meant to lead into the next chapter of my Batman story. I'll be picking up threads from Final Crisis, of course, but you won't need to have read it to get up to speed.

IGN Comics: Whereas most writers approach Batman as very much a man of flesh and blood, you seem to write him as physically human, but intellectually superhuman.

Morrison: It's just from having read the stories and thinking logically about the kind of man Batman would be. Considering all the time he's spent training with martial arts masters and meditating with Tibetan monks…you don't do that stuff without actually absorbing the deep philosophical underpinnings. If Batman is really the master of meditation and yoga that we've said he is, then he has to know things about the human mind and the human body that the rest of us don't know. So it was more about just acknowledging that. Batman is actually superhuman. He's more ridiculous than Superman, because nobody could really be Batman and at least Superman has Krypton as an excuse for what he can do! But if you treat it as if this guy has actually undergone all this stuff, then he's on a spiritual level beyond the Dalai Lama. [laughs] So you have to acknowledge that as well as him being the best kung fu fighter in the world.

For the entire interview, click here.

(Source - IGN Comics.com)

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