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Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Animal Man ( Bernhard "Buddy" Baker) is a fictional DC Comics Superhero. The Invisibles is a mature readers Comic book series that was published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics from 1994 to The Filth is a Comic book Limited series, written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine. The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Law's Legionnaires) is a fictional team of Comic book Superheroes in the DC Comics universe Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative He is best-known for his nonlinear narratives and counter-cultural leanings. A narrative or story is a construct created in a suitable format (written spoken poetry prose images song Theater, or Dance) that describes a sequence of Counterculture (also " counter-culture " is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a Cultural group, or
Grant Morrison was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1960. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom His first published works were Gideon Stargrave strips for Near Myths in 1978 (when he was about 17), one of the first British alternative comics. Gideon Stargrave is a Comics character created by Grant Morrison in 1978 for the anthology comic Near Myths. Near Myths was a Comic magazine published in Edinburgh during the late 1970s that only ran for five issues His work appeared in four of the five issues of Near Myths and he was suitably encouraged to find more comic work. This included a weekly comic strip Captain Clyde, an unemployed superhero based in Glasgow, for The Govan Press, a local newspaper, plus various issues of DC Thomson's Starblazer, a science fiction version of that company's Commando title. D C Thomson & Co Ltd, is a publishing company based in Dundee, Scotland, best known for producing Oor Wullie, The Broons Star Blazers is also the name for the American dub of the anime series Space Battleship Yamato Starblazer - Space Fiction Adventure in Pictures Commando For Action and Adventure, formerly known as Commando War Stories in Pictures, and colloquially known as Commando Comics, are a series of British
Morrison spent much of the early and mid-1980s playing music with his band The Mixers whilst writing for UK ventures. However, after writing The Liberators for Dez Skinn's Warrior in 1985, he started work for Marvel UK the following year. The Liberators was a Comic book series created by Dez Skinn for the British Anthology title Warrior in 1985 Derek "Dez" Skinn is a British Comic book and Magazine editor and author of number of books on comics Warrior was a British anthology comic that ran for 26 issues between March 1982 and January 1985 Marvel UK was an Imprint of Marvel Comics formed in 1972 to reprint US produced stories for the British weekly comic market though There he wrote two three-part and one one-part eight-page comic strips for Doctor Who Magazine (his final one a collaboration with a then-teenage Bryan Hitch as well as a Zoids strip in Spider-Man and Zoids. Doctor Who Magazine (abbreviated as DWM) is a Magazine devoted to the long-running British Science fiction television Bryan Hitch (born 1970 is a British Comic book artist He is the co-creator and artist of The Authority and The Ultimates Zoids (ゾイド short for Zoic Androids is a franchise based around a series of plastic toy models designed and produced by Japanese Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. 1986 also saw Morrison start to write several Future Shocks (normally short two- or three-page comic strips) for 2000AD. Future Shocks is the name given to a long running series of short strips in the weekly comic 2000 AD.
Morrison, however, wanted to write a continuing strip rather than short stories. He got his wish in 1987, when he and Steve Yeowell created Zenith, an early example of deconstructing the superhero genre. Zenith ( Robert MacDowell) is a British Superhero, who appeared in the Science fiction Comic 2000 AD. Deconstruction is a term used in Philosophy, Literary criticism, and the Social sciences, popularised through its usage by Jacques Derrida in A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do
Morrison had been sending proposals to DC Comics for revamping various characters during this time. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company He had several proposals ignored, including Superman Plus and Second Coming, but his work on Zenith got him noticed by DC. They accepted his proposal for Animal Man, a little-known character from DC's past whose most notable recent appearance was a cameo in the Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Animal Man ( Bernhard "Buddy" Baker) is a fictional DC Comics Superhero. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the Performing arts, such as Crisis on Infinite Earths is a twelve-issue American comic book Limited series (identified as a "12-part maxi-series" and crossover A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues
Animal Man placed Morrison at the head of the so-called "Brit Wave" invasion of American comics, along with such writers as Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, Jamie Delano and Alan Moore (who had launched the invasion with his work on Swamp Thing). The British Invasion of American comics is a term used to describe the influx in the late 1980s of British comics creators especially writers Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and Peter Milligan is an British writer best known for his Comic book, film and television work Jamie Delano (born 1954 in Northampton) is a British Comics Writer. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed The Swamp Thing is a Fictional character created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson for DC Comics and featured in a long-running horror-fantasy Morrison had himself a hit with Animal Man, even writing himself into the story as a character in his final issue, #26.
Morrison's uniquely surreal take on the superhero genre proved such a success that he was given Doom Patrol to write, starting with issue #19 in 1989. Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early-1920s and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members The Doom Patrol is a Fictional Superhero team appearing in publications from DC Comics. Previously, Doom Patrol had been a fairly formulaic superhero title. Morrison introduced more surreal elements, introducing concepts such as dadaism into his first several issues. For other meanings see Dada (disambiguation DaDa is a Concept album by Alice Cooper, released
1989 was also the year DC published Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, a script he had written in 1987. Arkham Asylum A Serious House on Serious Earth is a Batman Graphic novel written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean Painted by Dave McKean, Arkham Asylum was a Batman graphic novel that featured uses of symbolic writing not common in comics at the time. David Tench McKean (born 29 December 1963 in Maidenhead, Berkshire) is an English Illustrator, Photographer, Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a fictional Comic book Superhero co-created "Symbolic" redirects here For other uses see Symbolism (disambiguation and Symbolic (disambiguation. (The story was to have included a transvestite Joker, an element toned down by DC. This article deals with the history of the word 'transvestite' The Joker is a fictional character appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics. ) The book cemented his reputation as a major talent in the industry. Morrison also wrote various other titles for DC at this time, most notably issues 6-10 of Legends of the Dark Knight called Gothic, another of DC's Batman titles. Batman Gothic is a Batman storyline written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Klaus Janson.
He also kept working for smaller publishers, most notably writing St. Swithin's Day for British publisher Trident Comics. St Swithin's Day is a Comic book written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Paul Grist in 1989 for Trident Comics. Trident Comics was a Comic book publishing company based in Leicester, UK, specializing in black and white comics created by new British talent St. Swithin's Day proved to be controversial due to its anti-Margaret Thatcher themes, even provoking a small tabloid press fury and complaints from Tory MPs such as Teddy Taylor. Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest In the political tradition of some English-speaking countries, the term Tory has referred to a variety of political parties and Creeds since it was A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Sir Edward MacMillan Taylor, usually Teddy Taylor (born 18 April 1937) is a British politician and was a Conservative Member
He was also still writing for the 2000AD spin-off title Crisis. It was in Cut magazine in 1989 that he would experience controversy again with The New Adventures of Hitler - due to its use of Adolf Hitler as its lead character. The New Adventures of Hitler was a highly controversial comic series written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Steve Yeowell which first appeared Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately He also experimented in storytelling with artist and member of The Mixers Daniel Vallely on Bible John-A Forensic Meditation, telling the story of the Glaswegian serial killer of the same name. Daniel Vallely is a designer illustrator Comic book writer/artist photographer filmmaker musician and producer Grant Morrison (born January 31 1960 is a Scottish Comic book writer and artist A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based
The early 1990s saw Morrison revamping another old DC character, Kid Eternity, with artist Duncan Fegredo, and updating Dan Dare, with artist Rian Hughes, to be set in the era of Thatcherism in Revolver. Kid Eternity is a Comic book Superhero who first premiered in Hit Comics #25 published by Quality Comics in December 1942. Duncan Fegredo is a Comic book artist born in Leicester in 1968 Dan Dare is a classic British Science fiction comic hero created by illustrator Frank Hampson. Rian Hughes is a British Graphic designer illustrator and Comics artist noted for his work on 2000AD, where he illustrated Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990
In 1991 Morrison wrote Bible John-A Forensic Meditation, a comic book series drawn by Daniel Vallely, which appeared in the anthology title Crisis #56-61. A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Daniel Vallely is a designer illustrator Comic book writer/artist photographer filmmaker musician and producer ANThology is the first Major label album by Alien Ant Farm released on March 6, 2001 in the USA and March 19
It was based on an analysis of possible motivations for the crimes of the serial killer Bible John and was also an analysis of evil. A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based For other uses of the name see Bible John (disambiguation. Bible John is the nickname of an unidentified Serial killer who is thought It has been compared to Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's From Hell as it covers similar themes. Alan Moore (born November 18 1953 in Northampton) is an English Writer most famous for his influential work in Comics, including the acclaimed Eddie Campbell (born 10 August 1955) is a Scottish Comics artist and Cartoonist who now lives in Australia. From Hell is a Graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Eddie Campbell speculating upon the identity and motives of Jack the Ripper
The story was highly experimental in terms of story and art, with Vallely and Morrison claiming to have used a Ouija board to write the script and Vallely through a cocktail of hallucenogenic drugs attempted a series of collages rather than conventional panels to tell the story. A collage (From the coller to glue is a work of formal art primarily in the Visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms thus creating a new whole The term "Forensic Meditation" refers to Morrison's mixture of science and magic in order to tell the story. Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding Magic, sometimes known as sorcery, is a Conceptual system that asserts human ability to control the natural world (including events objects people and
The rumour is that Vallely destroyed most of his work after this collaboration and left the comic industry.
Bible John has not been reprinted since.
In 1993 Morrison and fellow Glaswegian comic writer Mark Millar were "given" 2000AD for an eight-week run called "The Summer Offensive". Mark Millar (born December 24 1969 is an award-winning Scottish Graphic novelist born in Coatbridge. Morrison wrote Judge Dredd and co-wrote with Millar Big Dave, a highly controversial strip that helped give Morrison and Millar some brief fame outside the world of comics. For the 1995 film see Judge Dredd (film. For the Reggae / Ska performer see Judge Dread. "Big Dave" is also the Ring name of British professional wrestler Dave Waters Big Dave is an infamous character
1993 also saw the start of DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, which published several Morrison titles, such as the steampunk mini-series Sebastian O and the graphic novel The Mystery Play. Vertigo is an Imprint of the American Comic-book publisher DC Comics. Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and Speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s Sebastian O is the title of a Comic book series written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Steve Yeowell for DC's Vertigo The Mystery Play is the title of a Graphic novel written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Jon J Later Morrison would write Flex Mentallo, a Doom Patrol spin-off with art by Frank Quitely, and Kill Your Boyfriend, with artist Philip Bond, for Vertigo. Flex Mentallo is a Comic book character who first appeared in 1990 in issue #35 of Grant Morrison 's run on Doom Patrol as a member Frank Quitely (born January 18, 1968) is the professional Pseudonym of Scottish Comic book Artist Vincent Deighan Kill Your Boyfriend is the title of a Comic book one-shot written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Philip Bond and D'Israeli Philip J Bond is a British Comic book artist, who first came to prominence in the late 1980s on Deadline magazine and later through a number He also returned briefly to DC Universe superheroics with the critically acclaimed but short-lived Aztek, co-written with Mark Millar. Aztek is a Fictional character a superhero in the DC Universe.
In 1996, Morrison was given the Justice League of America to revamp as JLA, a comic book that gathered the most powerful superheroes of the DC universe into one team. The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team. The DC Universe ( DCU) is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place This run proved to be hugely popular, returning the title back to its former best-selling status. It also proved to be influential in creating the type of "widescreen" superhero action later seen in titles such as Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch's The Authority. Warren Ellis (born February 16, 1968) is a British author of Comics Novels and Television, well known for sociocultural Bryan Hitch (born 1970 is a British Comic book artist He is the co-creator and artist of The Authority and The Ultimates The Authority is a Superhero Comic book published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint He also handled DC's crossover event of 1998, DC One Million, a four-issue mini-series with multiple crossovers, as well as several issues of The Flash with Mark Millar. DC One Million was a crossover storyline published by DC Comics in 1998.
It was with The Invisibles, a work in three volumes, that Morrison would start his largest and possibly most important work. The Invisibles is a mature readers Comic book series that was published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics from 1994 to The Invisibles combined political, pop- and sub-cultural references. Tapping into pre-millennial tension, the work was influenced by the writings of Robert Anton Wilson, Aleister Crowley and William Burroughs and Morrison's practice of chaos magic. Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (born Robert Edward Wilson, January 18, 1932 &ndash January 11, 2007) was an American Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley (ˈkroʊli (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947 was a British Occultist Writer, mountaineer William Seward Burroughs II ( – ˈbʌroʊz was an American Novelist, Essayist, Social critic, painter and Spoken word Chaos magic is a form of magic which was first formulated in West Yorkshire, England, in the 1970s
At DisinfoCon in 1999, Morrison said that much of the content in The Invisibles was information given to him by aliens that abducted him in Kathmandu, who told him to spread this information to the world via a comic book. The Disinformation Company is a privately held American publishing company that specializes in current affairs titles that seek to expose Disinformation. Kathmandu (काठमांडौ येँ is the Capital and the largest city of Nepal. He later clarified that the experience he labeled as the "Alien Abduction Experience in Kathmandu" had nothing to do with aliens or abduction, but that there was an experience that he had in Kathmandu that The Invisibles is an attempt to explain. 
The title was not a huge commercial hit to start with. (Morrison actually asked his readers to participate in a "wankathon" while concentrating on a magical symbol, or sigil, in an effort to boost sales). Masturbation refers to Sexual stimulation especially of one's own genitals ( self masturbation) and often to the point of Orgasm, which Diabolical signatureA sigil ( or /ˈsɪgəl/ pl sigilia or sigils is a symbol created for a specific magical purpose  The first issues were critically acclaimed, but many readers found the second arc in issues 5-8 too confusing or lacking in action. The title was relaunched as Volume two as it moved to America and became intentionally more "American", featuring more action while still maintaining Morrison's ideas and themes.
Volume three appeared with issue numbers counting down, signaling an intention to conclude the series with the turn of the new millennium in 2000. A millennium (pl millennia) is a period of Time equal to one thousand Years (from Latin la mille, thousand and la annum However, due to the title shipping late, its final issue did not ship until April 2000. The entire series has been collected by Vertigo into trade paperback.
In 2000, Morrison's graphic novel JLA:Earth 2 was released with art by Frank Quitely. It was Morrison's last mainstream work for DC for a while, as he moved to Marvel Comics to take over the writing of X-Men (which was renamed New X-Men for his run), with Quitely providing much of the art. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc X-Men Legacy is a Marvel Comics series featuring the eponymous group of mutant Superheroes The title began its publication The X-Men is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Again, Morrison's revamping of a major superhero team proved to be a critical and commercial success. However, his penultimate arc, 'Planet X', is the subject of much controversy. In it he depicted the classic villain Magneto infiltrating, in the guise of new character Xorn, and defeating the X-Men, as he became a raving lunatic (the result of an addiction to the power-enhancing drug "Kick"). This entry is for the X-Men character For the Dungeons & Dragons creature see Xorn (Dungeons & Dragons. This has since been retconned by other writers and Morrison's Xorn is said to be a new character distinct from Magneto. Retroactive continuity is the deliberate changing of previously established facts in a work of serial fiction
Morrison had one more project for Vertigo during this time: The Filth, drawn by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine, a 13-part mini-series, said by Warren Ellis to be heavily influenced by Chris Morris's Blue Jam radio series. The Filth is a Comic book Limited series, written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine. Chris Weston is a British comic artist who has worked both in the US and UK comics industries Gary Erskine is a Scottish Comic book artist born in Paisley, near Glasgow in 1968 Christopher Morris (born 5 September 1965 in Bristol) is an English Comedian, Writer, director, producer, Blue Jam was an ambient Radio comedy programme produced by Chris Morris.
Morrison also wrote the six-part Marvel Boy series, as well as Fantastic Four: 1234, his take on another major superhero team. Marvel Boy is the name of several fictional Comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe, including predecessor companies Timely Morrison helped challenge Marvel's reputation for being closed to new ideas, but after finishing his New X-Men, he returned to DC Comics to work on several titles and help revamp the DC Universe.
Starting in 2004, Vertigo published three Morrison mini-series. Seaguy, We3 and Vimanarama involve, respectively, a picaresque hero in a post-utopian world that doesn't need him; cyber-enhanced pets running from their captors in what Morrison calls his "western manga"; and ancient Hindu/Pakistani myths translated into Jack Kirby-style adventures. Seaguy is a three-issue Comic book mini-series written by Grant Morrison with art by Cameron Stewart and published by the Vertigo We3 is a three-issue American comic book mini-series by writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely, who describe its kinetic Vimanarama is a three-issue Comic book mini-series written by Grant Morrison, with art by Philip Bond, and published by the The picaresque novel ( Spanish: "picaresca", from "pícaro", for " Rogue " or " Rascal " is a A Hindu ( Devanagari: हिन्दू is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, Philosophical Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book We3 came in for particular praise for its bold storytelling techniques and artwork by Frank Quitely. Morrison also returned to the JLA with the first story in a new anthology series, JLA: Classified, tales set within the JLA mythos by various creative teams.
In 2005, DC Comics started publishing what was dubbed the first ever "megaseries". The Grant Morrison-scripted Seven Soldiers of Victory features both new characters and reimagined obscure DC characters: The Manhattan Guardian, Mister Miracle, Klarion the Witch Boy, Bulleteer, Frakenstein, Zatanna and Shining Knight. The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Law's Legionnaires) is a fictional team of Comic book Superheroes in the DC Comics universe The Manhattan Guardian is a DC Comics costumed hero Created by Grant Morrison and based on the character The Guardian, he first appeared in The Mister Miracle ( Scott Free) is fictional Superhero published by DC Comics. Klarion the Witch Boy is a Fictional character in the DC Comics universe character first seen in the pages of The Demon in 1973 Bulleteer is a Fictional character and DC Comics Superheroine, a member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory. Frankenstein is a DC Comics character who is based on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 's original Frankenstein's monster, but is physically and mentally Zatanna Zatara is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. Shining Knight is the name of three Fictional Superheroes in the DC Comics universe. The maxi-series consists of seven interlinked four-issue miniseries with two "bookend" volumes — 30 issues in all. A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes
Dan DiDio (current editorial vice president of DC Comics) was impressed with Morrison's ideas for revamped characters. Dan DiDio (born October 24, 1959) is an American Comic book editor and executive Giving him the unofficial title of "revamp guy", DiDio asked him to assist in sorting out the DC Universe in the wake of the Infinite Crisis. Infinite Crisis is a seven-issue Limited series of Comic books written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, George  Morrison was also one of the writers on 52, a yearlong weekly comic book series that started in May 2006 and concluded in May 2007.
In November 2005, DC started publishing a new ongoing Superman series, starting with a 12-issue story arc by Morrison and Frank Quitely. Superman is a fictional Comic book Superhero widely considered to be one of the most recognized of such characters and an American Cultural icon Called All Star Superman, the series is not so much a revamp or reboot of Superman, but presents an out-of-continuity "iconic" Superman for new readers. All Star Superman is a Comic book series featuring Superman that premiered in November 2005. Reboot, in serial Fiction, means a discarding of much or even all previous continuity in the series to start anew All Star Superman won the 2006 Eisner Award for Best New Series, the Best Continuing Series Eisner Award in 2007 and several Eagle Awards in the UK.
In the same year, Morrison and Quitely worked on pop star Robbie Williams' album Intensive Care, providing intricate Tarot Card designs for the packaging and cover of the CD. Robert Peter Maximilian Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer
In 2006 Morrison was voted as the #2 favorite comic book writer of all time by Comic Book Resources, beating Neil Gaiman at #3. Events January January 1 2006: Newsweek offer a look back at 2005 through editorial cartoons Comic Book Resources also known as CBR is a Website dedicated to the coverage of Comic book -related news and discussion Neil Richard Gaiman (ˈgeɪmən (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of Science fiction and Fantasy short stories and (Alan Moore was #1. ) That same year, Morrison began writing Batman for DC with issue #655, continuing to be the series writer into 2008. Batman is an ongoing Comic book series featuring the DC Comics Hero of the same name. "Batman & Son" is a Comic book Story arc from DC Comics by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, featuring Batman in As well, he is authoring the relaunches of The Authority and Wildcats (with the art of Gene Ha and Jim Lee respectively) for DC's Wildstorm imprint. The Authority is a Superhero Comic book published by DC Comics under the Wildstorm imprint Wildcats, sometimes rendered WildCats or WildCATs, is the name of multiple incarnations of a Superhero team created by the American Comic Gene Ha is an American Comics artist best known for his work on books such as Top 10 and Top 10 The Forty-Niners, with Jim Lee (born August 11, 1964) is a Korean-American Comic book Artist, Creator and Publisher. WildStorm Productions, or simply WildStorm, (sometimes rendered Wildstorm) is a publishing Imprint and studio of American Comic book However, neither have seen a release for many months and are on hiatus, with a fill in Authority mini-series being run.
Since 2003, writer and journalist Craig McGill has been working on an authorised biography of Morrison. Craig McGill is a Writer, Journalist and media analyst He has written three books which have been translated into foreign languages Football Inc How Football 
At the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics announced that Morrison would write Final Crisis, a seven issue mini-series slated to appear in 2008. Events January January 10: Superman & Batman vs Aliens & Predator released Comic-Con International San Diego, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre Fan convention founded as the Golden "Final Crisis" is also the title of the twelfth issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Artist J. G. Jones will draw the series. J G Jones is an American Comic book artist. He is best known for his work as cover artist on various Comic book series including a stint on Brian K Morrison also says that later in 2008 he will hand over the follow-up to 2004's Seaguy called Seaguy 2: The Slaves of Mickey Eye, the second part of a planned three part series. 
At the "Spotlight on Grant Morrison" panel, part of the 2008 New York Comic Con, Morrison revealed that Wildcats would continue when Jim Lee was ready but The Authority's future is less certain: "Authority was just a disaster. The New York Comic Con held annually in New York City is a convention dedicated to comics graphic novels anime manga video games toys movies and television " It was running late and conflicted with the start of 52 but the last straw was when he read the reviews: "I said fuck it. " Wildstorm editor Ben Abernathy has said the problems were caused by a perfect storm of events, but both series will get finished - Keith Giffen will be completing the twelve-issue run on The Authority. Ben Abernathy is the senior editor at WildStorm Productions a Comic book company that also acts as an Imprint of DC Comics. Keith Ian Giffen (born November 30, 1952) is an American comic book illustrator and writer  At NYCC Morrison also announced a new title coming in 2009, War Cop, which he says is "a very psychedelic thing and it'll be a little bit more back to being me again. " Other upcoming work includes My Atomika Bomb, a creator-owned title for Vertigo, with artist Camilla D’Errico. Vertigo is an Imprint of the American Comic-book publisher DC Comics. Camilla d'Errico ( September 30, 1980) is a Canadian Visual artist based out of Vancouver, BC who creates artwork for Comic books 
Grant Morrison first appeared as a comics character with a cameo in Animal Man #14. He made a full appearance at the end of issue #25, and spent most of #26 in a lengthy conversation with the comic's title character, particularly on the topic of how realism has to be part of comic books somewhere. Nevertheless, in the end, Animal Man's family returned from the dead due to 'his' influence.
Shortly afterwards, a Morrison-resembling character called "The Writer" appeared in issue 58 of the DC Comics title Suicide Squad (written by John Ostrander). DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company The Suicide Squad is a name for two fictional organizations in DC Comics Universe. John Ostrander (born April 20, 1949) is an American Writer of Comic books Originally an actor in a Chicago Theatre  This issue was part of the War of the Gods storyline. War of the Gods was an American four-issue Comic book mini-series published by DC Comics in 1991. He was seen protesting that other "writers" had taken control of his fate now that he was part of "the continuity". He demonstrated his skills by writing down dialogue onto a laptop. This text was attributed to specific, gathered, super-hero allies. Moments later, the allies then said those very words. He then participated in the attack on the stronghold of Circe. Circe is a Fictional character, a villainous sorceress and adversary of Wonder Woman appearing in DC Comics publications and related media He eliminated a few enemies by writing of their deaths, which then happened. Writer's block then hit and he was killed by a bestial humanoid. Writer's block is a Phenomenon involving temporary loss of ability to begin or continue writing usually due to lack of inspiration or Creativity.
Morrison would later be counted among the Seven Unknown Men of Slaughter Swamp, the body of "reality engineers" seen throughout the Seven Soldiers miniseries event. The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Law's Legionnaires) is a fictional team of Comic book Superheroes in the DC Comics universe 
In the notes to the Absolute Edition of DC: The New Frontier, writer Darwyn Cooke mentioned that this version of Captain Cold was visually based upon Morrison. DC The New Frontier is an Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning six-issue Comic book Limited series written and drawn Darwyn Cooke (b 1962 Toronto, Canada) is an Eisner Award -winning Comic book Writer, Artist, Cartoonist Captain Cold, also known as Leonard Snart, is a comic book villain created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino and the Archenemy of Flash for
In the Doctor Thirteen story found in Tales of the Unexpected, Thirteen encounters the self-proclaimed Architects of the DC Universe. Dr Terrence Thirteen, known simply as Doctor Thirteen or Dr 13, is a Fictional character is Comic books set in the DC Universe Tales of the Unexpected was a science fiction comic book published by DC Comics from 1956 to 1968 for 104 issues This foursome wear Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash masks, and could be interpreted as the writers of DC's 52. The Batman mask-wearer bears more than a passing resemblance to Grant Morrison.
In Mad Magazine, he is referred to as Jim Morrison in a review for a comic book he supposedly wrote. Mad is a monthly American Humor Magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952 James Douglas Morrison (December 8 1943—July 3 1971 was an American Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Writer, and Film director
It has also been suggested the near-future Batman depitcted in issue #666 of the comic book of the same name is based on Morrison: "Oddly, the shaved-headed Batman in the trench coat looks a bit like Grant Morrison and he has a cat named Alfred. In other words, it looks like Morrison (who is known to love cats) made himself Batman in this story. Of course, in Animal Man, Morrison appeared as himself as the teller of tales of Animal Man’s life; in Seven Soldiers, the tailors who tell the tales of the universe looked like Morrison; and now he seems to be the Batman of the not-too-distant future. " However, Morrison has stated that the decision to base the appearance of the future Batman on him was one taken solely by the artist, "I had written him as having a buzz cut, I think, but Andy drew him bald. I think a lot of people just assumed that I stuck myself into a comic again, but that was never intended. " Similarly, in Morrison's The Filth, the central character, named Greg Feely, becomes acutely physically similar to Morrison at the exact same time that his cat dies under the care of a malicious body double of his; Feely's care for the cat mirrors that which Morrison has claimed he felt for it. The Filth is a Comic book Limited series, written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Chris Weston and Gary Erskine.
Morrison has become more involved in screenwriting and has written numerous scripts and treatments. See also Pre-production Screenplay Screenwriting is the art and craft of writing scripts for Film, Television or Video games
His screenplays include Sleepless Knights for Dreamworks, WE3 for New Line (both in development with Don Murphy producing) and most recently an adaptation of the video game Area 51 home console game  for Paramount (in development with CFP Productions producing). We3 is a three-issue American comic book mini-series by writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely, who describe its kinetic Don Murphy Area 51 is a First-person shooter developed in tandem for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC, and is a loose Remake on
Morrison provided outline story and script work for two video games (Predator: Concrete Jungle and Battlestar Galactica) both by Vivendi Universal, though the finished products often didn't contain all his contributions. Predator Concrete Jungle is a third-person action-adventure Video game released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles A number of Video games have been released based on the various incarnations of the Battlestar Galactica franchise VIVENDI is a software package for care management and staff organisation published by the German software company CONNEXT and introduced in 1995
He has also been a successful playwright, with two plays written for and performed by Oxygen House at the Edinburgh Fringe. A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. The Edinburgh Fringe (officially the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, commonly just The Fringe) is the world’s largest Arts festival. The first was Red King Rising in 1989, about the (partly fictional) relationship between Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell and the second in 1990, Depravity about Aleister Crowley. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (ˈdɒdsən (27 January 1832 &ndash 14 January 1898 better known by the Pen name Lewis Carroll (/ˈkærəl/ was an English Alice Pleasance Liddell (May 4 1852 &ndash November 16 1934 was the inspiration for the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley (ˈkroʊli (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947 was a British Occultist Writer, mountaineer Both plays were critically acclaimed and won between them a Fringe First Award, the Independent Theatre Award for 1989 and the Evening Standard Award for New Drama. A film adptation of Red King Rising is in discussion. Both plays were collected in his collection of prose, Lovely Biscuits released in 1999. 
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