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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: King Mob
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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: King Mob

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, Taliesin Jaffe led fellow co-hosts Amy Dallen and Matt Key in a discussion about one of his favorite writers, Grant Morrison. 

If you’re not familiar with the name, Grant Morrison has written for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics and left an indelible mark on universes of the two publishers. From diving into the darkness in Batman: Arkham Asylum to creating characters like Damian Wayne, Batwing, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Quentin Quire, Morrison’s contributions to comics is notable and unforgettable.

While his work may not be accessible to all because of its often dark and complex themes, there’s no question that it has left a lasting impression on both the comic book universes and its fans.

“Creators in the comic book space will fall into the camps of ‘I love the classic stuff’ versus ‘I think it’s lame and I want to reinvent it and make it edgy,'” said Amy, “and Grant Morrison is the only person I know of who just can’t stop doing both of those things all the time.”

“There is art that when viewed from a certain direction feels edgy,” replied Taliesin. “I think that he’s less edgy than he seems.”

Take a look at the gallery below for specific recommendations from the episode.

The hosts found themselves quickly running out of time to talk about all of their favorite titles from Morrison, but also touched on books like Multiversity, Doom Patrol, Final Crisis, Kill Your Boyfriend, Happy!, and Seven Soldiers of Victory.

They also recommend Morrison’s non-fiction work, Supergods, which examines the history and effect of superheroes in current pop culture, and Taliesin also encourages fans of Morrison to watch the documentary Talking With Gods.

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Hang out on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel and on Alpha every Wednesday night to catch the next spectacular episode of The Wednesday Club.

Featured Image: Vertigo Comics

Other Images: DC Comics, Vertigo Comics, Marvel Comics 

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