Alan Moore takes to Kickstarter for “His Heavy Heart”

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Just as he hinted, Alan Moore and director Mitch Jenkins have started a Kickstarter for the short film “His Heavy Heart”, the fifth part of a movie serial they’ve been collaborating on. The first four parts have been completed but the duo are seeking £45,000 to finish it in style. They’ve raised about £7,400 in […]

REVIEW: Sordid Grandeur in Alan Moore’s FASHION BEAST #1-10

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The collected edition of FASHION BEAST, including issues #1-10, is due to arrive from Avatar Press in both hardcover and trade paperback in August, and since plenty of comic reading compatriots have expressed to me that they will be waiting to read the series as a collection, this review will be divided into spoiler-free and […]

Alan Moore talks Superman in Occupy Comics: “The seamy and disreputable practices of comics past”

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  The second issue of Occupy Comics is coming, they’ve sent out an lengthy excerpt of a lengthier essay by Moore on Superman, comics Original Sin and more.   Excerpts from BUSTER BROWN AT THE BARRICADES by Alan Moore [excerpt from Part 3] Cover of “Spicy Mystery Stories.” December 1935. With the end of Prohibition during 1933, […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 16: Who Own Marvelman? Part II

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 - All About Angela, 13 - More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd, 14 - Back to Marvelman, 14.1 - Updates and Clarifications on Marvelman, […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 15: Who Owns Marvelman? Part I

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 - All About Angela, 13 - More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd, 14 - Back to Marvelman, 14.1 - Updates and Clarifications on Marvelman] […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 14.1: Updates and Clarifications on Marvelman

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 - All About Angela, 13 - More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd, 14 - Back to Marvelman] Before I get around to doing a […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 14: Back to Marvelman

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 - All About Angela, 13 - More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd] In Prince of Stories, towards the end of the chapter on Neil […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 13: More Angela, More Courtrooms, and Much More Todd

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse, 12 - All About Angela] Despite having lost both the original Angela court case with Neil Gaiman in 2002 and then the appeal in 2004, Todd McFarlane […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 12: All About Angela

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse] In February 1992 Todd McFarlane, along with six others, announced the founding of Image Comics, after having failed to negotiate more favourable terms for themselves at Marvel […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 11: The Twilight of Eclipse

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Although Alan Moore had finished with Miracleman, it wasn’t the end of the character, or the comic. Knowing he was nearing the end of his story, Moore had rung up Neil Gaiman and asked him if he wanted to take over the title. Talking to Kurt Amacker of the Mania.com website in September 2009, Moore […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 10: Alan Moore at Eclipse

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse] The original contract between Quality Communications Ltd and Eclipse Comics called for Quality to provide enough material for twelve issues, but this ran into trouble, as Dez Skinn explained in Speakeasy #57: According to our contract, Quality has to […]

Interview Part 2: Alan Moore may be making movies with Kickstarter

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[Part 1: Alan Moore on Providence, Jerusalem, League and more...] PÓM: Jimmy’s End. The whole Jimmy’s End project, how is that coming along? AM: Well, let me see. We have the first cycle of films, the first cycle of short films, of which there are five, all told, four of those have been made. They […]

Interview: Alan Moore on Providence, Jerusalem, League and more – Part 1

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On Tuesday the 9th of April I interviewed Alan Moore. This is the fifth time I’ve interviewed him, but I still get nervous every time, so if you could hear it, my voice would be a bit more high-pitched than usual, there at the start. In the first half of the interview we talk about […]

Poisoned Chalice Part 9: The Dawn of Eclipse

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[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup] Although Marvelman last appeared in Warrior #21 in August 1984, and the last issue of the magazine, #26, appeared in February 1985, this wasn’t the end of the Marvelman strip. From the beginning Dez Skinn had wanted to sell the Warrior strips further afield, with […]

Poison Chalice Interlude: 1953 – 1985 Roundup and Some Notes on Copyright

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So far, this history of Marvelman – more correctly called Poisoned Chalice: The Extremely Long and Incredibly Complex Story of Marvelman – has taken nine chapters – well, eight chapters plus an introduction – to tell the story of the events that led up to the creation of Marvelman; the story of the actual creation […]

Vertigo to Publish Tom Strong & The Planet Of Peril in July

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Vertigo have started recovering themselves over the past few weeks, announcing new projects to cover the holes left by Hellblazer and Karen Berger. On top of the news that Astro City’s return will be through Vertigo comes a new announcement revealing that Chris Sprouse will return to the character Tom Strong, whom he co-created, for […]