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Grant Morrison Channels John Lennon

At a Los Angeles appearance (video embedded above), comic book writer Grant Morrison sang a song that he learned from the spirit of John Lennon.

Comics Alliance explains: “Morrison performed this song during a recent event at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, thanks to the urging of My Chemical Romance frontman (and Umbrella Academy writer) Gerard Way. As Way explained, Morrison was given this song by the spirit of John Lennon, which Morrison communed with in a magic ritual while writing The Invisibles. I think it says a lot about the wonderfully enigmatic Grant Morrison that the only reason this surprised me at all was that I didn’t know he played guitar.”

What do you think? No matter where the song came from, it sounds like a Lennon song. Read all the lyrics at this link. (Via Alex Segura)

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Swamp Thing & Animal Man Return to DC Comics

Scott Snyder (American Vampire) and Yannick Paquette (Batman, Incorporated) will revive Swamp Thing in a new DC Comics series. At the same time, writer Jeff Lemire will bring back Animal Man in a new series for the company.

Both books have a storied history. Alan Moore did some of the best work of his career while retooling the Swamp Thing mythology.   Grant Morrison famously revived Animal Man in a surreal series of comics.

The company will also for a new Justice League Dark. Here’s more about that series: “John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man and Madame Xanadu are Justice League Dark, a band of supernatural heroes united to stop the dark things the rest of the DCU does not see in JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #1, by Peter Milligan and artist Mikel Janin.”

Batman Video Game Drives Book Sales

4353_180x270.jpgAs Julia Child‘s recent bestseller status proved, a popular movie can always drive blockbuster book sales. But today, the NY Times recorded what may be a first for publishing–a video game pushed sales higher for a classic comic book.

Grant Morrison and Dave McKean‘s dark, psychologically-complex book, “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” was released in 1989, but a special edition just debuted at #10 on the paperback Graphic Books Bestseller List. A brand new video game by the same name debuted in stores this week, sending a new generation of video game fans scrambling to the bookstore.

Here’s more from the article: “[It is] an electronic adventure which pits the Dark Knight against his deranged foes. The game has received many positive reviews and boasts some incredible graphics. A confrontation between Batman and Harley Quinn can be previewed here.”