I recently finished reading Grant Morrison’s “All-Star Superman“, and needless to say, I was completely blown away. Although the content of the comic isn’t what this post is about, I’d just like to say that if you consider yourself a fan of comics, graphic novels, superheros, geek-culture, hell – even if you don’t –– you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
No, the subject of this post is actually the author’s words in an interview over at <newsarama>.
NEWSARAMA: What, above all else, would you like people to take away from All Star Superman?
GRANT MORRISON: (…) What I hope is that people take from it the unlikelihood that a piece of paper, with little ink drawings of figures, with little written words, can make you cry, can make your heart soar, can make you scared, sad, or thrilled.
That piece of paper is inert material, the corpse of some tree, pulped and poured, then given new meaning and new life when the real hours and real emotions that the writer and the artist, the colourist, the letter the editor translated onto the physical page, meet with the real hours and emotions of a reader, of all readers at once, across time, generations and distance.