Kill Your Boyfriend
|Kill Your Boyfriend|
Cover of Kill Your Boyfriend one-shot. Art by Philip Bond.
|Genre||Romance, Black comedy|
|Publication date||June 1995|
|Number of issues||1|
|Letterer(s)||Ellie De Ville|
Originally published as part of the Vertigo Voices series of one-shots in 1995, Kill Your Boyfriend was reprinted in the prestige format (ISBN 156389453X) in 1998 with an afterword from Morrison and a paper fortune teller. A third edition was published in October 2008 .
The story is a darkly comic satire of British youth culture (with hints towards such films as Natural Born Killers) which revolves round a bookish middle class schoolgirl, who has a bland unexciting life until she meets a strange young boy who convinces her to kill her boyfriend. They then go on the run together for a series of anarchic adventures across Britain.
Morrison notes in the afterword of the second edition that the story is inspired in part by the myth of Dionysus.
- Julian Darius' "Sequart Organization": Grant Morrison - Kill Your Boyfriend. Accessed May 29, 2008
- "Kill Your Boyfriend" third printing at DC Comics.com
- The Savage Critic: "My Life is Choked with Comics #9 - Kill Your Boyfriend & Girl #1-3," September 14, 2007. Accessed May 29, 2008
- Before All Star - Grant Morrison on Kill Your Boyfriend, Newsarama, November 6, 2008