As if his status as one of the most respected comic book authors of our time and being the subject of his very own documentary weren't rewarding enough, Grant Morrison is carving another notch in his belt as the star of a new music video.
Morrison has apparently teamed up with My Chemical Romance front man Gerard Way for "Art is the Weapon," a short video posted on YouTube and teasing the upcoming launch of MCR's next album, "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys." Morrison makes his debut in the video at the 0:50 mark, grinning devilishly at the camera and later appearing as a gun-toting villain squaring off against the members of Way's band.
Whether Morrison's role in "Art is the Weapon" signals the scribe's shift from comic book writing to acting remains to be seen, but in all likelihood, his inclusion in the video is Way's method of paying tribute to Morrison and the comic book medium at large. In addition to his work with My Chemical Romance, Way is also the writer and architect of "Umbrella Academy," the popular Dark Horse comic book series that has been tapped for a feature film adaptation.
Further, Way is hard at work on "The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys," which is both an album and an upcoming comic book series, also published by Dark Horse. Perhaps we'll see more of Morrison's devious role once "Killjoys" arrives in comic book stores.
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