VIDEO: Grant Morrison Talks ACTION COMICS at Hero Complex Film Festival

This past weekend, at the Hero Complex Film Festival in Los Angeles, DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee discussed the new direction that DC Comics is taking their line of books come September.

You may have heard of this.

In addition to discussing the challenges of undertaking such a bold move in this modern age of comics and talking about their own new book, Justce League, Johns and Lee showed a video from new Action Comics writer Grant Morrison who discussed the new direction for Superman in this new DC Universe.

You can check it out below:

One thing's for sure: That dude loves Superman.


  1. And just like that, i feel better about this reboot.

  2. What is the source for this video?

  3. Avatar photo Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    I like to pretend they broke into someone’s house to film this. 

    “What are you doing in my home?”
    “We’re talking about Action Comics #1.”
    “From 1938?”
    “From 2011.”
    “Go on.”  

  4. can not wait could be the first new take on super heros since the 80s

  5. I can’t help being mesmerized by this man. It’s either his accent or his shiny bald head.
    It’s gonna be a very interesting fall.

  6. I like how it ends with 20 seconds of the cover image in silence.

  7. @ericmci  the post states that this video was shown at the Hero Complex Film Festival this past weekend in LA.

  8. Never bought a Superman comic in my life. I will give this a shot for sure.

  9. @cprevite – and yet your icon is a superman t-shirt cookie?  Super-cookie HA!

  10. This is probably the single most exciting new title out of the “reboot”. It’s also the one that feels the most like an actual big change with regards to it’s impact on the dcu as a whole. Batman, GL, The Flash are seeming to me(so far at least) like they are not going to have many major changes, but you never know… 

  11. @tschafer – That’s no t-shirt

  12. sold!

  13. @Smutty – oh…LOL! That makes it even better!

  14. Grant Morrison could re-invent ice itself and then sell it to Eskimos.

  15. Ron- thanks

    I was thinking for a sec that Conor was maybe taking over for Oprah.

    You never know. 

  16. Avatar photo Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    @ericmci  Unless you read the article. 😉

  17. He really encapsulated, quite briefly, what I think DC wants to do with this reboot. And that’s do new things filled with the DC comics magic. I’m sold for this book. 

  18. Unlike many, I’ve never been the biggest Morrison fan. While he seems like a great guy, I’ve seen his work as sometimes inconsistent and even self-indulgent. But he has had runs I’ve enjoyed. Now I do love Rags.

    Regardless I’m picking this book up and giving it a shot.

  19. I’m not the biggest Morrison fan myself, I got completely lost with R.I.P.( Even with the “missing chapters”), But I am super excited for this. Maybe just cause of all i’ve heard about his All- Star Superman.

  20. @TheFlashr  You should really take the time on a nice lazy sunday afternoon and read all-star superman.

  21. All-Star Superman was good. I also like a lot (not all) of his New X-Men run. But I totally agree about R.I.P. I found it to be a total mess and reading each issue seemed more laborious than entertaining.

  22. Never read a Superman comic either, but will pick that up for sure!

  23. Looks like I’ll begin collecting again in September…

  24. I couldn’t agree more with what some people are saying about Morrison, I kind of have a love/hate relationship with his work because on the one hand he can come up with some really amazing ideas but I feel he just doesn’t know how to execute them that well. Its why R.I.P. or Final Crisis was so confusing to many people, hell, I recently re-read my favorite work of his is his JLA run from the 90’s and realized just how much of a mess his storytelling was even there. 

    But the man sure knows how to write some Superman, so I’ll definitely be buying this. I just hope he isn’t going to be doing the origin, which is what it sounds like to me, since we’ve seen that SO MANY TIMES. 

  25. How fitting that G-Mo touts this as a the first superhero, again, and I will be buying this in digital form. 🙂

  26. “Ridiculous journey in the unknown.”

    You said it, GMo.

    Goddamn I love that crazy bastard. Action is one of the new books I’m most excited about.  Bring it on, Scotsman!

  27. I’ve just got a really, really good feeling about this book. As the scots would say; “I can feel it in me loins!”

  28. @ResurrectionFlan  I’m afraid I work sundays (gotta pay for all the comics some way!), but I know what you’re saying. I’ve watched the animated film at least and it was pretty good, although I did hear that they had to cut quite a bit of the book out.

  29. He looks exhausted.

  30. Sups reboot, cool. And this ties up with the movie reboot thingy. Finally, free of the chains of continuity. They have a chance to make this a special thing, a brand new, well told mithology. Glad Grant is on the helm. This makes all those weird concept art pieces we saw in prior years very much a posibility. Up up and away I say, go and demolish the previous mythology and create the new one. The old one is very cool, but I likes brand new thingys too!

  31. “Ridiculous Voyage into the Unknown”… the man’s a legend!

  32. He really is the Peter Molyneux on the comic world, only he actually delivers most times 🙂 Can’t wait.

  33. made my day!

  34. @LukeB so very true… This video instilled in me a very similar feeling to the time before fable for the xbox… Although to date Morrison has not failed me.

  35. Is he growing a BEARD?!


    The way he throws out the word “Species” non-chalantly scares me.

  36. Also, is this a sigil?

  37. Listening to Morrison talk about comics always reinstills hope and excitement in me for comics as a medium. I still have some cynicism over this reboot, but I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited for a creator’s reinvisioning of a character since….ever. Call me a sucker, but given this man’s track record with Superman, I honestly believe this could be the biggest thing for the character since his death.

  38. @360Logic Ever feeling like the comic industry is going down, just give “Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods” a listen, heh

    Totally agree that his Superman could be amazing 🙂 

  39. I don’t think I’d be as interested in Action Comics/Supes revision if it were anyone else but Morrison writing it. Really wanna check out Talking With Gods and Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us. Sound like to insightful Morrison fixes, one DVD and one book.

  40. Meant to say two insightful not to insightful.

  41. @LukeB: Talking with gods was really good. Very insightful and well made. Any big Morrison fan should watch. Still waiting to read Supergods though.