Not a surprising characterization from a man who references Carl Jung and Joseph “the hero’s journey/monomyth” Campbell as his inspiration:
Morrison also said he read a lot of nonfiction books, mainly popular science novels, in order to “spark off ideas” for his stories, pointing to the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell as influencing his take on Superman in “All Star-Superman.”
Now I understand why Morrison has a rapid contingent of badly socialized fanboys who idolize what they mistake as his “genius”. He’s cribbing from the same misogynistic, discredited, woo-woo crap that George Lucas helped popularize years ago.
(It probably doesn’t hurt that he boasts about “allow[ing] comic books to rule his entire life”. Only someone that insulated could naively claim that comics are “the social realist fiction of tomorrow”.)
You can read more of Morrison’s kooky thoughts in CBR’s write up of the SDCC Grant Morrison Panel, Morrison says SUPERGODS Predicts Comic-Reality Convergence and Grant Morrison Just Plain Talks Comic Books. The last post ends with a reference to his sharing panels with Deepak Chopra. Yeah…
I won’t be reading any Superman until a new writer takes over and retcons away this travesty. And I’ll be sticking to my vow to never again pick up anything written by Grant Morrison, New 52 related or otherwise. Still bitter over getting burned with Final Crisis.
Edited to add: Sue just reported that a DC editor at SDCC referred to Superman as no longer having a “trophy wife”. Urge…to kill…rising…
ETA #2: I should point out that the Superman #1 scans linked to above were not written by Morrison. Writing and art breakdowns for Superman are being done by George Perez. However, this new interpretation is being driven and shaped by Morrison’s vision of Superman and Lois Lane (even if he’s working off directions by DC management). It was Morrison who said that “a fanboy at a convention convinced him that Lois couldn’t understand Superman”.