In the late 1980s, one of my favorite writers, Grant Morrison wrote the first 26 issues of an Animal Man comic book. Animal Man, (aka Buddy Baker), is a superhero in the DC Comics Universe. He has the ability to temporarily “borrow” the abilities of animals (such as a bird’s flight or the proportionate strength of an ant). Morrison made Animal Man stand out from being just another superhero living in a universe populated by superheroes, aliens, and fantastic technology. Morrison’s run on the series championed vegetarianism and animal rights, causes Morrison himself supported.
In a very meta-Inception-like way, Grant Morrison wrote himself into his own comic book and said some amazing things to Animal Man that make me love him even more:
Grant-fucking-Morrison! <3 Thank god somebody else out there feels exactly how I do. Thank you DC for letting him say it and thank you Morrison for having the balls to say it!
Truer words have never been said.