The Mystery Play

The Mystery Play

"The Mystery Play" is the title of a graphic novel written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Jon J. Muth, it was released by DC Comics Vertigo imprint in 1994.


"The Mystery Play" is set round a mystery play and the investigation of the murder of the actor who plays God in 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 Satan who 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)

External links

* [ DC Comics listing of "The Mystery Play"]

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