Joyous news! Blastr’s parent company Syfy has optioned Happy! for television! Happy! is a 2013 Image Comics miniseries by fan-favorite artist Darick Robertson (The Boys) and writer Grant Morrison that told the story of Nick Sax, a drunken, depraved hitman who starts seeing a bubbly blue cartoon pegasus named Happy.
Sound weird? It is! But that’s not even the tip of the weird iceberg when it comes to work of legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison.
Morrison has been writing comics for nearly 40 years and is one of the medium’s most subversive and best-selling authors. Best known for revitalizing obscure DC superheroes like Animal Man and Doom Patrol, for groundbreaking runs with nearly every major DC icon, and for a divisive run on the X-Men, Morrison also has an impressive body of work all his own. And many of them are just begging to get adapted for screens big and small.
Much of Morrison’s work — certainly most of his superhero work — is embedded quite firmly in the comic book medium, so many of his better-known series and runs on characters he didn’t create should probably avoid being taken out of it. Books like The Invisibles and The Filth seem too firmly planted in their medium to be taken out of it, but many of his smaller original creations could potentially make for very compelling viewing.
So here they are, the top five Morrison comics that need to break hypertime and get made yesterday. Disagree with one of the choices or omissions? Write me a sigil about it in the comments.