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Callahan, Timothy. Grant Morrison: The Early Years. Sequart Journal. 2nd ed. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2008. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0615212158
BibTeX citation key: Callahan2007a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Animal Man", "Arkham Asylum", "Batman", "Doom Patrol", "Zenith", Morrison. Grant, Superhero, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Callahan
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
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Grant Morrison redefined comics in the 1980s and early '90s, from his trailblazing creation of Zenith, through his metatextual innovations on Animal Man, to his Dadaist super-heroics on Doom Patrol. Along the way, he also addressed Batman with his multi-layered masterpiece Arkham Asylum and the literary “Gothic” storyline.
This book examines all five works in detail, drawing out their running and evolving themes. Using plain language, Callahan opens up Morrison’s sometimes difficult texts and expands the reader’s appreciation of their significance, creating a study accessible to both Grant Morrison aficionados and those new to his work. An exclusive interview with Morrison on his early career rounds out the volume.
This revised, second edition also contains a newly-added essay on Morrison's very first story for 2000AD, published before Zenith.

Table of Contents

Introduction (1)
Zenith (3)
– Phase One (4)
– Interlude (12)
– Phase Two (14)
– Phase Three (20)
– Phase Four (28)
Arkham Asylum (37)
Animal Man (63)
– Being Alan Moore: The First Four Issues (63)
– The Gospel of the Coyote: Moore no More (69)
– Crossing Over and the Passive Hero (73)
– Revising Continuity: At Play in the Layers (77)
– Things Fall Apart (86)
– Meeting the Maker (98)
Batman: Gothic (119)
Doom Patrol (137)
– Wreckage of the Past (137)
– Revision and Red Jack (146)
– The Yellow Brick Road, Mr. Nobody, and Driver 8 (149)
– Kipling, Stevenson, and Descartes (160)
– Transvestite Streets, Space Wars, and Alan Moore’s Beard (172)
– Secret Origins and Sugar Tongs (188)
– Reality, Illusion, Sex, and Violence (198)
– Dada, Dandy, and the Legion of the Strange (210)
– An Interlude with Liefeld (220)
– Betrayal, Truth, Reality, and Life (221)
Conclusion (233)
Grant Morrison Responds (235)
Appendix: “Hotel Harry Felix!” (259)
Acknowledgements (263)
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