Grant Morrison In Must Read Order

A Listmania! list by Dylan Cassard "Film Nut" (San Francisco, CA USA)
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The list author says: "Grant Morrison is one of the most controversial names in comics. You either love him or hate him. He is the psychadelic funkadelic guru of the sequential art medium. The revamper, the vampire, the damn snazzy dresser. His voice is distinct and his aims are mighty. We live in an age where our myths are being written right in front of us. Our theological bibles are on the news stand and writing for them means rewriting history.
Pretension aside, one things always true, by the end of his books you weren't bored.
This list is in a sort of must read order for those who want to get into the mad monk of comics.

For the TRUE completists, have fun hunting down St. Swithin's Day, The New Adventures of Hitler, his Dan Dare revamp or Bible John-A Forensic Meditation."
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth, 15th Anniversary Edition
1.  Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth, 15th Anniversary Edition by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Batman Arkham Asylum
Batman full of Freudian psychology! With brilliant collage art by Dave McKean. It may be hyper pretentious at times, but there's no better place to start. This will give you a small taste of what Morrison offers."
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All Star Superman, Vol. 1
2.  All Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "All Star Superman Vol. 1
A brilliant love note to all the silly wonderfulness that is Superman. No one but Quitely could have drawn this book."
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All Star Superman, Vol. 2
3.  All Star Superman, Vol. 2 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "All Star Superman, Vol. 2
And luckily, there's not a single fill in issue by any other artist."
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We3
4.  We3 by Grant Morrison
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  "We3
Part 3 of Morrison's Trilogy Trilogy. A book about cuddly little animal test subjects that go to meet their maker. Quitely and Morrison work wonders together. And while All-Star Superman shows this, We3 confirms it."
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Animal Man, Book 1 - Animal Man
5.  Animal Man, Book 1 - Animal Man by Michael Hill
The list author says:
  "Animal Man Vol. 1
The book that made Morrison's career stateside. A superhero goes through an existential crisis and his world slowly unravels."
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New X-Men, Vol. 1
6.  New X-Men, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "New X-Men Vol. 1
I've been an X Men fan since birth and when this book came out, I heard everything he was doing and I was furious. But by the time it was winding down (or ramping up), I was enthralled. It was the best X-Men story I'd read since Age of Apocalypse and opened my mind to what the X-Men and capes and tights could be."
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New X-Men, Vol. 3
7.  New X-Men, Vol. 3 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "New X Men Vol. 3
My favorite X-Men issue of all time is in this book. Nuff Said."
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Doom Patrol, Book 1: Crawling From the Wreckage
8.  Doom Patrol, Book 1: Crawling From the Wreckage by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Doom Patrol Vol. 1
Next up is his Doom Patrol. His work on this book made him the obvious choice for X-Men. Alienated Others saving a world that doesn't want them. This was the first point where Morrison let his mind just drift and go where he pleased. One of the characters is a sentient street."
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Invisibles, The: Revolution VOL 01 (Vertigo)
9.  Invisibles, The: Revolution VOL 01 (Vertigo) by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "The Invisibles Vol. 1
This series is Grant Morrison's baby. He winds the battle of good Vs. evil, love Vs. hate, religion Vs. science, order Vs. chaos throughout time and using superhero tropes rhapsodizes about the nature of the universe and consciousness. Or is it just porn masquerading as art?"
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Anarchy For The Masses: The Disinformation Guide to the Invisibles
10.  Anarchy For The Masses: The Disinformation Guide to the Invisibles by Patrick Neighly
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  "Anarchy For the Masses
The readers guide for The Invisibles. May unstuck you."
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The Filth
11.  The Filth by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "The Filth
THIS IS THE FILTH! Possibly the Anti-Watchmen. Heroes are the white blood-cells of the universe and they are here to cure us of the villainous virus that makes people hurt one another. Uses lots of old Superhero tropes and clichés in a new way. Dense as all get out. Can't recommend it enough."
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JLA Confidential, Book 1: Ultramarine Corps
12.  JLA Confidential, Book 1: Ultramarine Corps by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "JLA Confidential
And so begins the great road to Final Crisis.
Lots of seeds for Final Crisis, Seven Soldiers and Batman R.I.P. are contained within its fluffy dense package. It also shows some of the preoccupations he had during his Trilogy Trilogy."
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Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 1
13.  Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 1
This collection of 7 miniseries is as dense a  deconstruction as either Watchmen or Sandman. What's more astounding, is that the art on every series as good as a top tear monthly, the series can be read as individual minis or as one giant intersecting story."
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Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 2
14.  Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 2 by Grant Morrison
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  "Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 2
Klarion the Witch Boy and Zatana have some of the best art from one of the "Big Two" publishers. I wish Frazer Irving was doing much more these days."
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Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 3
15.  Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 3 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 3
The stand outs of these second volumes are truly Bulleteer and Frankenstein. And Bulleteer goes into my book of all time favorite capes and tights stories. She's a bodyguard for hire at a Super Hero convention."
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Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 4
16.  Seven Soldiers of Victory, Vol. 4 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Seven Soldiers of Victory Vol. 4
Plus, the book-ends are drawn by J. H. Williams III who has some of the most impressive panel breakdowns in the business."
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52, Vol. 4
17.  52, Vol. 4 by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "52 Vol. 4
So begins his run on Batman.
Batman has left the world for a year and in a cave to simulate a state approximating death. Now, Robin has come to pick him up. Not essential, but helps it make sense."
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Batman and Son
18.  Batman and Son by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Batman Part 1: Batman & Son
The title of the first issue is a good way of explaining his run: "Building A Better Batmobile."
And his work here is mayhaps the work he will forever be remembered for. He dredges up all of Batman's loose ends and making him atone for them before his death. Starting with his son."
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Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul
19.  Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul by Paul Dini
The list author says:
  "Batman Part 2: The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul
Um.. Stuff happens Ra's is back, the end."
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Batman: The Black Glove
20.  Batman: The Black Glove by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Batman Part 3: The Black Glove
Here he confronts Batman vigilante copycats. both the good that can come from it, and the absolute horror that can result from a man twisted by catastrophe. My favorite arc next to R.I.P."
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Batman: R.I.P.
21.  Batman: R.I.P. by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Batman Part 4: Batman: R.I.P.
This is THE BIG one. This right here has made Morrison possibly the biggest joke in comic history, and possibly Batman as well. But if you pause to look at the source material, Adam West, Bob Kane's Batman. It's not all meant to be taken completely serious to begin with. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. ZUR EN ARRH!"
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Batman: The Black Casebook
22.  Batman: The Black Casebook by Various
The list author says:
  "The Black Casebook.
I highly recommend reading this AFTER RIP. Even though RIP makes little or no sense without it, I think it's important to understand the story from Batman's perspective and not from a Comic Historian's perspective. It truly cheapens the mystery of who wants to kill Batman and how."
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Final Crisis
23.  Final Crisis by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Final Crisis
Now that you've read Seven Soldiers & Batman R.I.P., this should make A LOT more sense. Frankenstein & Mr. Miracle are absolutely indispensable when it comes to making sense of all of this. Simple synopsis: The gods had a war. Evil won. The superheroes must rise up and replace the old gods. Hopefully this has helped."
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Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn
24.  Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Batman & Robin Vol. 1
Now that Batman is gone, Dick Grayson has decided to take up the mantle with little Damian at his side. This series seems to have a major preoccupation with commercialism, branding and where is the line between justice and murder?"
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Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin
25.  Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin by Grant Morrison
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Batman & Robin, Vol. 3: Batman & Robin Must Die
26.  Batman & Robin, Vol. 3: Batman & Robin Must Die by Grant Morrison
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Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
27.  Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne by Grant Morrison
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Batman Incorporated, Vol. 1
28.  Batman Incorporated, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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Batman: Gothic
29.  Batman: Gothic by Grant Morrison
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  "Batman Gothic"
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Vimanarama
30.  Vimanarama by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Vimanarama
Part 3 of the Trilogy Trilogy.
These are really only a trilogy because he made all three of them at the same time and they are three issues each. Their are some artistic/storytelling preoccupations and meditations on "what is a superhero?" but other than that they have no correlation. This one is a Bollywood epic!"
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Seaguy (DC Comics Vertigo)
31.  Seaguy (DC Comics Vertigo) by Grant Morrison
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  "Seaguy
Part 2 of the Trilogy Trilogy.
I like to think of this as Peter O'Toole n Lawrence of Arabia meets Space Ghost. What the fug?"
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Marvel Boy
32.  Marvel Boy by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Marvel Boy
Comics as music? So Morrison claims. While writing this he was attempting to find links between the comic medium and music both visuals and text. Did he succeed? I... have no idea."
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The Mystery Play
33.  The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison
The list author says:
  "Mystery Play"
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Kid Eternity, #1 (of 3), 1991 (Volume 1)
34.  Kid Eternity, #1 (of 3), 1991 (Volume 1) by Duncan Fegredo Grant Morrison
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  "Kid Eternity"
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Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery
35.  Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery by Grant Morrison
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Sebastian O
36.  Sebastian O by Grant Morrison
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  "Sebastian O
A short three issue mini that seems like a pilot for an ongoing series that he never got to revisit. Fun for a minute, if only that."
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Doctor Who: The World Shapers
37.  Doctor Who: The World Shapers by John Ridgway
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  "Doctor Who: The World Shapers
Et Maintenant: The rarities and b-sides."
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Kill Your Boyfriend
38.  Kill Your Boyfriend by Grant Morrison
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  "Kill Your Boyfriend"
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JLA: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1
39.  JLA: The Deluxe Edition, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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  "JLA, Vol. 1
Not a huge fan of his Justice League run. It may be the art. But the first volume is on here for completeness with the other piece of Morrisonia that I'm not particularly enthralled with."
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