- The Mystery Play
"The Mystery Play" is the title of a
graphic novelwritten by Grant Morrisonand illustrated by Jon J. Muth, it was released by DC ComicsVertigo imprint in 1994.
"The Mystery Play" is set round a
mystery playand the investigation of the murder of the actor who plays Godin the play. The story is set in the fictional English town of Townely and the story itself is an allegororical one where police inspector Frank Carpenter attempts to solve the mystery of the murder.
During the story we see Carpenter interview various suspects, including the actor playing
Satanwho is the main suspect, as well as various residents of the town. Morrison also delves into Carpenter's own past and ties all the elements together in a story about the nature of God.
It has been published by Vertigo in the US and Warner Books in the UK:
* "The Mystery Play" (
graphic novel, 76 pages, Vertigo 1994 ISBN 1-56389-108-5; Warner Books 1995 ISBN 1-56389-189-1)
* [http://www.dccomics.com/graphic_novels/?gn=1688 DC Comics listing of "The Mystery Play"]
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