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Monday, November 17, 2014

And Now..A Preview of Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's 'Nameless'

Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's Batman Incorporated was good fun and I miss it very much, but the announcement of Nameless, their creator-owned collaboration, earlier this year at ImageExpo was a quick salve to that loss.

Following up on the just reported on preview for Pax Americana, EW also has a preview and description for this new horror infused series which Morrison went on to describe:

Nameless is my first collaboration with Chris Burnham since we wrapped up our run on Batman and it’s our first no-holds barred horror comic—a disturbing anti-human voyage to the hopeless outer limits of cosmic nihilism and cruelty, in the company of six doomed astronauts on a mission to save our planet from an approaching asteroid. Needless to say, they get far more than they bargained for. 
In my superhero comics, I’ve tended to be a cheerleader for the human spirit, butNameless gives me a rare opportunity to articulate a long-withheld sneering contempt for our miserable species, with its self-serving, sentimental, suicidal self-delusions and its greedy, willful ignorance. 
Inspired by the dark side occultism of the Tunnels of Set, by pessimist philosophers like Thomas Ligotti and Ray Brassier, and by our culture’s unstoppable, almost erotic, obsession with its own destruction, Nameless is a light-hearted romp through the sunlit meadows of a baby unicorn’s daydreams! 

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