SEBASTIAN O/THE MYSTERY PLAY BY GRANT MORRISON collects--for the first time in a single hardcover volume--two VERTIGO rarities from three modern comics masters.
Legendary comics author Grant Morrison has always striven to reveal the great truths of existence that lie hidden behind the camouflage of mundane reality. This quest for the profound and the sublime has led to some of the strangest and most moving works in the annals of graphic storytelling—including the two transformative tales collected here.
In SEBASTIAN O, artist Steve Yeowell brings to life Morrison’s steampunk reimagining of the golden age of dandyism, as personified by one Sebastian Alfred O’Leary, who is—depending on the observer’s viewpoint—either “the golden miracle child in whom all the qualities of the gods will be reflected in harmony,” or simply the best-dressed member of “a lair of bloody sodomists and drug fiends.”
In THE MYSTERY PLAY, artist Jon J Muth illuminates Morrison’s elegiac meditation on guilt, sacrifice, judgment and retribution, as revealed by Detective Sergeant Frank Carpenter in his twisting, hallucinatory investigation into the murder of an actor playing God in a small English town’s revival of the medieval stage dramas that celebrated the Christian story.
Collects: SEBASTIAN O #1-3 and the graphic novel THE MYSTERY PLAY.