Munch wrote: »
So a madman in a pig mask, a group of villainous carnies, and a hero-turned-villain with a bird motif are ridiculous?
In comparison to who exactly? The killer clown, the alligator man in the sewers, a midget with a Lewis Carroll fixation, another midget who fights with umbrellas, the guy dressed as a scarecrow, or the guy who uses condiments for weapons?
The Batman mythos is sort of built on kooky characters. If there's one thing I could say Morrison's absolutely done right with his run, it's that he's invented some characters that fit really well within Batman's universe.
You're probably right about no future writers touching the characters he created though. It's sort of a recurrent theme with his work.