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I'll be that weird Vertigo guy again.
his anti-soldier comic
As a culture we've kind of moved past the soldier era of comics that Ultimates is kind of the apex of.
Yeah. Post 9-11 we saw a militarization of comics that we hadn't seen to that extent in awhile. In Ultimates the Avengers are an arm of the government. In Civil War the entire Marvel U, almost is made an arm of the government. Wonder Woman in the DCU starts to work for the government. 300 is made into a movie. It's this trend of heroes as soldiers fighting a war. And while it's something that has sort of flitted in and out of comics over the decades, it had been back and in vogue, a lot because of the climate of the times. That patriotic, don't question the government spin.
“People are getting a little fed up with the last few years of the war on terror,” he said. “Soldiers as heroes and soldiers as superheroes ... Y’know, we all love soldiers, God bless them, those guys have a hard job to do, but I’ve had enough of the soldier as a hero, the fetishized soldier.”He said those types of stories grew out of the Sept. 11 attacks, and it’s time to start telling new stories that give some hope for the future. “Right now there’s not a lot of hope for the future, or so it seems, but that’s only because we’re telling ourselves really shitty stories about soldiers killing each other,” Morrison said."
Recently, Morrison's Batman has been about as batshit crazy as 'mainstream' comics can get.