Collection MS 422 - Grant Morrison Comics Collection

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MS 422


Grant Morrison Comics Collection


  • 2004-2013 (Creation)

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18 boxes

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Biographical history

Grant Morrison, MBE, is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. He is known for his nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings. He has also served as the editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal and currently operates as an adviser for the magazine. He is also the co-creator of the Syfy TV series Happy! starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. Morrison is also an occasional actor, with his most recent appearance being a brief cameo as a news broadcaster in the 2017 horror comedy film 'Mom and Dad'.

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Comics collected by Grant Morrison, often sent to him by publishers. The comics in this collection are not catalogued individually, but the number of comics in each box is given, as is the date range and some of the comics within the box. For the most part it is DC comics with a few Vertigo, Image, and WildStorm comics thrown in as well. Most are not by Grant Morrison himself, but some do have his name on them as a contributor or he has written a blurb on the comic.



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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 422

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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