The Mystery Play
|The Mystery Play|
Cover of The Mystery Play paperback. Art by Jon J. Muth
|Page count||76 pages|
|Artists||Jon J. Muth|
|Colourists||Jon J. Muth|
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 allegorical 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, hardcover, 1994, ISBN 1-56389-108-5; softcover, Warner Books, 1995, ISBN 1-56389-189-1)
The Mystery Play was awarded the Eisner Award in 1995 for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art)
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