Morrissey, The Perfect Comic-book Superhero



Contrary to the opinion posted on the foldsfive blogspot, Gavin Hopps, in his introductory essay to Unite and Take Over: Comic Stories Inspired by the Smiths, believes that Morrissey is a suitable choice of model for world saviour to grace the new comic book from Shawn Demumbrum:

...Dr. Hopps remarked, “Morrissey now looks as if he’d fit the Dark Knight’s armor better than Christian Bale, though his work also has something in common with the cartoon campiness of the Golden Age heroes, whose elasticated antics take place in a cosmos where levity and gravity have yet to be separated.”

In the opening essay, Dr. Hopps notes that The Smiths appeared around the same time as the publication of Frank Miller’s Batman and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen.

He commented, “Morrissey is obviously an entertainer, not a law-enforcer, who prides himself on being on the outside of everything, whose public pronouncements on matters of ethics are shaped by very particular grievances as well as equally particular allegiances.”..
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