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Subj: Morrison on the future of All-Star Superman
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 03:28:26 pm EST
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I just received the newest WIZARD magazine today in the mail, their best of 2007 issue. Within, is a one-page interview with Grant Morrison on his current workload in comics, including All-Star Superman. Here is what he had to say:

"WIZARD: You’re also getting close to the endgame of All-Star Superman. Have plans for the story changed as you and Frank Quitely worked on each issue?

MORRISON: No. The weird thing with that is that the entire story was worked out with a lot of detail. It was the first time I’ve ever done anything in that kind of Alan Moore method where you sit down and plan everything from beginning to end before you even start. Nothing’s changed in it at all. I even worked out the 12 covers in a little notebook before Frank started, and they’ve all worked out exactly the same. The whole thing is a big story—it’s Luthor’s final revenge. The last two cliffhanger pages are great, I think. But there will be some more after. We’re planning to do some All-Star specials with other artists.

WIZARD: Are the specials going to fit into the continuity of the previous 12 issues?

MORRISON: Yeah. It’ll be the world of All-Star Superman, but you might get to see what it was like in the first year of his career or an adventure with the Legion of Super-Heroes—that kind of thing. There were a bunch of stories that I had left over because I knew we were only going to do 12. I had an idea for an All-Star Superman/Batman book, and a bunch of ideas for that ended up feeding into the notion of doing these specials."

So, does that mean that, other than the specials, the All-Star Superman monthly will end or will a new creative team take over?