2011 Comic Book News Archives

September 29, 2011: Grant Morrison Talks "Action Comics"

Action Comics #2 ComicBookResources.com caught up with writer Grant Morrison to bring us up to date on the Superman we're seeing in his run on "Action Comics" now that the first issue has been released, and the second issue is only a couple of weeks away. Here's an excerpt from the interview...

    Did you go back and read those early issues to get a feel for his voice and persona from that era?

    I re-read "Action Comics" #1 while preparing for the book because I started off by talking about "Action," in general, and how I felt it really worked. I got a new appreciation for it and a new understanding of how fast and how colorful it must have seemed to people at the time. This was, of course, the time of black and white cinema and Superman burst onto the scene with this incredible velocity. I kind of really got into that early Superman, which was something that I wasn't really a big fan of before. So to answer your question, yes, I've read the "Superman Chronicles" right through the first couple of years of "Superman" when it was really quite pure and brash.

    Can you bring us up to speed to where Superman is at this point in your story in terms of strength and powers? Is he leaping tall buildings in a single bound or is he flying?

    Well, he's kind of in a space between leaping and flying. [Laughs] Right now, he's kind of leaping, but he's in this moment between doing this and this other thing. You get to see what his limits truly are in "Action Comics" #7. You get to see if he can actually run or jump or fly. That development is a big part of what we're doing. But right now, he's kind of an inbetweener. He's only six months into his career.

Read the complete interview at the CBR website.

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