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Sunday, January 01, 2012 

Morrison is unkind to Krypto

Just a few issues into the relaunched Action Comics and in the 5th issue, it turns out that Krypto the Superdog is either being thrown out of the picture cavalierly, or, he becomes a phantom pooch in the rebooted Phantom Zone. Gee, I thought Grant Morrison was one of those writers who liked the Silver Age only so much, and here he's putting on a pretty disrespectful show for some of that era's elements. I wonder why? Maybe he doesn't have as much faith in the Silver Age as he'd like us all to think?

If he didn't want to use Krypto, so be it, but sending him into the Phantom Zone to phase him out of the picture, or turning him into a darker variation on the original, is only sending a signal of disrespect to all the hard work past writers did, and even for all the people who grew up reading the older material. Not to mention that it only furthers the descent into bleakness this new rendition looks to be facing.

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"I'll get you, Superman, and your little dog, too!"

Sighs. What point did that accomplish, Morrison? What's next -- turn the Super-Cat into roadkill?

(Ironically, my Word Verification has the word, 'dog,' in it. How about that?)

If Morrison and other hack writers loved the Silver Age as much as they claimed, they wouldn't resort to this kind of nonsense and would actually write stories that people want to read.

CP

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