Commentary: The Continuing Marvel of Miracleman

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Tweet by Sam Thielman [This article contains teeeeeeeny, tiny spoilers. Sooooooo small. Very little. Please read it anyway.] Eventually, in Alan Moore’s final story arc from Miracleman, our hero makes contact with an alien who, after a breakdown in communication, decides to literally take him to its leader. Before entering into the alien ruler’s chamber, […]

The one best Gerard Way on Alan Moore burn

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Tweet Umbrella Academy/Fabulous Killjoys author Gerard Way has been using his down time since disbanding My Chemical Romance to learn photoshop, apparently, and reacquaint himself with the pleasures of loving cats. Way is an avowed Grant Morrison fan—the Scottish writer appeared in several MCR videos—so his responding to the epic Alan Moore interview yesterday with […]

Alan Moore’s seven most painful Grant Morrison burns

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Tweet By now you may have heard of the latest and possibly greatest Alan Moore interview, one in which he rides blazing over the fields of glory, a one man four riders of the apocalypse, over Grant Morrison and everything and anything to do with Morrison, including sometimes Beat contributor Laura Sneddon. The interview is […]

Marvel releases first look at remastered Miracleman #1

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TweetFinally, a look at the new “remastered” MIRACLEMAN #1 by Alan Moore (name removed at his own request so credited as THE ORIGINAL WRITER) and Garry Leach with Mick Anglo along for the ride. The new Marvel edition has modern computer coloring on some pages which leaves the art, if anything, flatter than the original, […]

Top Shelf announces new books by Alan Moore and Liz Prince

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TweetInfo on a couple of 2014 Top Shelf releases has been revealed. The Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse is a comedy classic. I believe this collection has been in the works for a while (I have an older version of it sitting a few feet from where I’m typing) but an improved, […]

First Look: Nemo: The Roses of Berlin by Moore and O’Neill

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Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father’s weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life. … But when the pirate queen learns that her loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin, she has no choice save to intervene directly, traveling with her aging lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beastly metropolis.

Alan Moore’s name missing from Marvel’s Miracleman reprints

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Tweet As reported at Comicbook.com, apparently part of the deal in Marvel FINALLY reprinting the original Alan Moore Miraclemans is that they not mention that Alan Moore had anything to do with it. The press releases have been Moore-free and the solicitations yesterday mentioned only a secretive Original Writer: MIRACLEMAN #1 & 2 THE ORIGINAL […]

Stripped: Melinda Gebbie – Lost Girls, Pornography & Censorship

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TweetKicking off the second round of Stripped events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival came the legendary and fabulous Melinda Gebbie, known for her work in the American underground comix of the ‘70s, the infamous and illegal Fresca Zizis, and of course her collaboration with Alan Moore on Lost Girls.

So what does Alan Moore think of that LoEG TV show anyway?

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Tweet EW’s Geoff Boucher caught up with Alan Moore and asked him about the upcoming League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV pilot, and incredibly, he thinks it’s bollocks: After pausing a beat for emphasis he added: “The announcement that there is a League of Extraordinary Gentlemen television series hasn’t caused me to drastically alter my opinions. […]

DC to run TV ads for Before Watchmen collections

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Tweet If you support comics creators rights, you may want to avoid Time Square for the next few days. The NY Post has the exclusive news that DC will be running an ad for its Before Watchmen prequels on the Times Square Jumbotron starting next week, as well as selected cable stations, including IFC, TruTV […]

Fox orders League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV pilot with eye to series

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Tweet You know how warm and cuddly and special Alan Moore gets when they makes movies from his work? Well imagine how happy and chipper he’ll be if there is a weekly League of Extraordinary Gentlemen TV show on Fox. THR is reporting that Fox—which produced the generally petrifyingly awful LOEG movie, a film so […]

Alan Moore takes to Kickstarter for “His Heavy Heart”

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Tweet 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 […]

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

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TweetThe 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 […]

Panel Nine Launch ‘Superhero-Free’ Graphic Novel App, Sequential

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TweetAs the comic industry whirls with the sound of a hundred new digital projects being launched every day, one of the most promising and exciting new launches is Sequential, an app offering a marketplace to buy comics from publishers like Blank Slate and SelfMadeHero – and entirely shunning the output of ‘mainstream’ super hero comics.

Poisoned Chalice Part 14.1: Updates and Clarifications on Marvelman

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Tweet[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 […]

What are DC’s 25 most ‘essential’ graphic novels?

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TweetThis May DC released a free guide in magazine-like format, about the size of a small prestige graphic novel itself, containing a list of “essential graphic novels” and also a “chronology” for new readers. It’s not a bad idea considering what a difficult time new readers, or those who have left for awhile, can have […]