Grant Morrison’s has long held a reputation as one of the most imaginative (and occasionally surreal) creators of comics out there. This week, readers get a chance to understand what made Morrison the man he is with the release of his new book Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human.

Equal parts history and autobiography, Morrison takes us through the history of superhero comics from the Golden Age to the present, incorporating his own life history in the process – from growing up as a comic fan to being abducted by fifth-dimensional aliens in Katmandu. In the process, he examines the fundamental themes and aesthetics behind particular books, looking at how they tie into their respective eras – and further looks into how comics will affect human development in the very near future.

Read the full interview here!