Bat-Birthdays: Happy Birthday Grant Morrison!


Legendary writer Grant Morrison celebrates his 56th birthday today!

We’re almost one month into 2016, and today, January 31, marks the 56th birthday of legendary Batman writer Grant Morrison.  Morrison has certainly been on the minds of many Bat-fans as of late, as the recently-released animated film Batman: Bad Blood is heavily influenced by his Batman Incorporated title.  Let’s take a look back at his incredible career so far as a way of celebrating his special day.

Morrison was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  His initial involvement in comics was as a side-gig during his time performing with his band The Mixers, but it wasn’t long before DC Comics discovered him in the 1980s, and things took off from there.  His most influential work is the graphic novel Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, which is the quintessential story about the asylum that many of Gotham City’s criminals should call home more often.  I’m personally a big fan of Morrison’s Batman R.I.P. story arc from 2008, and he also is famous for his stories involving Dick Grayson taking on the mantle of Batman.

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In addition, Morrison is also credited as a co-creator of several characters in the Batman universe.  Most notable of these are Batwing, Batwoman, Professor Pyg, and Mr. Toad, all four of which have recently taken the leap from the comics pages to the small screen.  Batwing and Batwoman made their animated debuts in the Bad Blood movie, while Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad made the jump a few years back by appearing as main antagonists in the animated series Beware the Batman.  Let me know in the comments what your favorite Morrison stories are, and be sure to keep it locked to Caped Crusades for all your Batman news!