12 Facts You May Not Have Known About Grant Morrison
Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!
This week we're taking a look at one of comics' most popular writers, Grant Morrison, the wizard of Glasgow. From his rise in British comics to his work with D-list superheroes to his work with A-list superheroes to his often deeply personal creator-owned work, Morrison has delighted and/or confounded fans for over thirty years now. This video takes a look at his life, work, and accomplishments, from his earliest stories to his possibly (probably) metaphorical alien abduction to that thing he asked us to do to keep The Invisibles from getting canceled.
- Here are links to some of the books mentioned in this video:
- The Invisibles
- Arkham Asylum
- All-Star Superman
- Animal Man
- Doom Patrol
- New X-Men
- Flex Mentallo
- The Filth
- Sorry if you're a big fan of We3 or Kill Your Boyfriend or Sebastian O or whatever your favorite is. I couldn't get to everything, but I bet you can find it on the Amazon Grant Morrison page.
- For Morrison's first person thoughts on superheroes, society, and the arc of history, you should read his (non-comic) book Supergods.
- For more on Morrison's life and early work, check out Grant Morrison: The Early Years by Tim Callahan.
- If reading isn't your favorite and you feel like dropping the dollars necessary for a used copy, check out the documentary Talking With Gods for more on Morrison's life and philosophy.
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