Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Is it 2008 yet?

Grant Morrison does an exit interview for 52 and lets a few cats out of the bag:

The same pitch also introduced two new Japanese pop-culture inspired superteams - the venerable monster-huntin' crew of Big Science Action and the Super Young Team (whose members include Most Excellent SuperBat, Big Atomic Lantern Boy and Shy Crazy Lolita Canary) - both of which will appear in my next big DCU project in 2008....

...Doc Magnus' Plutonium Man will probably turn up again in the forthcoming Metal Men series....

...If you miss Vic Sage as the Question, you should be able to follow the adventures of Vic's counterpart on the Charlton/Watchmen world of Earth 4...

That's right, the mother-f@#$ing WATCHMEN WORLD

There's also something about sex with a jellyfish. Oh just go read it.

2 comments:

Filby said...

I'm slightly annoyed at how he apparently thinks that stringing words together in an ungrammatical manner makes something sound Japanese. Mind you, I don't speak the language, so if you translated the names they might possibly make sense. Daikagaku Akushon?

The "Japan = CrAzY!!!" vibe bugs me a bit, too. And how the named characters are knockoffs of American super-heroes. But I'll wait and see. It could be good.

Steven said...

It's a parody of the over literal Japanese titles for anime. For example, the full title of the latest Dragon Ball Z movie was "Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Fist Explosion!! If Gokū Can't Do It, Who Will?" and an earlier one was "Dragon Ball Z: Milky Way at the Brink!! The Super Incredible Guy"

You ask me, it's a lot better than another "Sunfire" or "Samurai" or some Japanese hero who wears his nationality on his sleeve while representing nothing of the actual current culture.