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Reading List: The Ten Essential Grant Morrison Stories
Grant Morrison is a polarizing creator, with some people writing off entire swaths of his career for being "too confusing," while others proselytize about its virtues, so long as you understand these very specific references and cult theories he's alluding to. It can be tough to decide where you stand on him, so if you're struggling to find a way into Morrison's impressive career and body of work, we've assembled a Reading List of the ten top stories that could turn you into a die-hard Morrison devotee.
Gerard Way, DC Launch Young Animal Mature Readers Imprint
This summer, DC Comics aren’t just relaunching their entire line, they’re starting a whole new imprint headed up by The Umbrella Academy’s Gerard Way. The imprint, Young Animal, will be overseen by Way who will also write or co-write several of the titles which will take place in DC Universe continuity, but with a mature readers edge. Described as “comics for dangerous humans”, DC referred to Young Animal in their announcement as a “pop-up imprint” and Way cited the influence of experimental comics from the eighties and nineties as guides for how to take classic characters and concepts to new places.
Grant Morrison And The Great Work
In magical practice, the term magnum opus has a different meaning than in popular context. Latin for "the Great Work," its been used since the early alchemists, and taken on various shades of metaphorical meaning through different traditions, but they're all essentially referring to the same thing: the total actualization of one's will, and the creation of the idealized self. Grant Morrison, the most inventive writer in comics, has been at it for a while now.
Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – April 4, 2012: Hero of the Beach
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week. KEY: * The Paul Masson principle ^ Somebody's read some Moorcock % Supertasters ¢ Claret and/or carrots % DAREDEVIL #10.1 Mark Waid and Khoi Pham are the creators behind this "no, really, you can start reading it now" issue. Tha...
Flex Mentallo and Final Crisis: Erasing the Lines Between You and the DCU
DC Comics recently announced that the long-awaited Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely Vertigo series Flex Mentallo would be returning to print, to the cheers of Morrison fans everywhere. If you never managed to get a hold of the single issues, you're not only missing out on a seminal work by a great comics writer, you're missing out on a series that foreshadowed a great deal of what Morrison would
Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely’s ‘Flex Mentallo’ to be Reprinted at Last
Arguably the most crucial Grant Morrison work presently out-of-print, Flex Mentallo will finally be made available in a deluxe hardcover volume this Fall courtesy of original publisher Vertigo. Spun-out of Morrison's run on Doom Patrol and featuring artwork by frequent collaborator Frank Quitely, 1996's four-issue Flex Mentallo parodied the ubiquitous Charles Atlas ads seen in comic books for year