Monday, June 20, 2005
Vanity, thy name is Morrison
Bizarre architecture! Hideous gargoyles! The highest suicide rate in the nation! It can only be: Vanity!
DC's weirdest writer created its weirdest city (other than Gorilla City). In only ten issues, Morrison's urban nightmare made quite an impression on readers, as you can tell from the comments on previous "fictionopolis" posts.
Vanity was designed to attract a great evil, the shadow god Tezcatlipoca. Along the way, it also attract some low-rent heroes, corrupting them into low-rent villains. Exactly why this is the case I leave to the Absorbascommenters to detail!
I know a lot of Morrison ideas are created as throwaways, but the idea of an intrinsically evil city is too good to lose! DC, bring back Vanity!
But who in their right mind would live in Vanity? Perhaps the Creeper should live there...!