At an anti-library closure protest, local magician and comics legend Alan Moore had some surprising words for those who hope to break into the wide world of published writing.
Watchmen is one of those comic books people hold incredibly near and dear to their hearts. It’s difficult, it’s dark, and it’s been incredibly influential on everything that followed. Which is why, no matter how he tackled it, Zack Snyder’s movie had its back against a wall.
CC ollider is reporting that a planned reboot of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is in the works, and that this one will be “female-centric”.
Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
Superman has had some great stories by some excellent writers and artists. These are not them. These are not actually about Superman. Sure, some may look like Superman, but closer examination will show that they are a completely different character...but the stories themselves are excellent Superman stories. Just, you…
Alan Moore really, really loves the fantasy novel The Vorrh by B. Catling, which he calls the new century’s first landmark work of fantasy. He’s so spellbound by Catling’s strange vision, he’s written a long, beautifully ranty intro. Read Moore’s intro exclusively at io9 — and listen to him reading it aloud!
Whenever someone questions the logic of a film, book or TV show, it's almost inevitable someone will trot out Alan Moore's 'This is an Imaginary Story' quote from Superman #423 in response. But they're using it wrong - and in the process, completely missing the point of what Moore was saying.
And the comics-domination of TV keeps on coming: FX is developing a drama series based on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's graphic novel. Hey, remember when Johnny Depp starred in a film based on the same thing?
There was a while where it seemed like Brazil director Terry Gilliam would be the one to bring Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel Watchmen to the big screen. It obviously didn't work out, but producer Joel Silver has revealed how Gillaim's adaptation would have ended, and it's bonkers.
One thing you always know about great villains: they keep coming back. Again and again. But sometimes, a villain achieves such a masterstroke of evil, they ought to retire once and for all — instead of coming back with more penny-ante schemes. Which major villain ought to just declare victory and go home?
Alan Moore deals in some of the comic book characters he's created and written for in The Killing Bluff, a painting by J.K. Woodward.
Alan Moore was already the grumpy old man of the comics industry, but whatever shit the acclaimed writer had remaining, he has officially lost. Here's how his latest tirade begins: ""I hate superheroes. I think they're abominations." It goes downhill from there.
This past week, comic book writer Alan Moore turned 60, and in his honor, songwriter and cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis set Moore's biography to pictures and music.
Yep. Self-appointed guardians of morality aren't trying to protect our kids from To Kill a Mockingbird nearly as often as the Captain Underpants books, which to be fair have "underpants" in their title. That's the shocking revelation from this year's Banned Books Week.
Grant Morrison delivered a bit of a mindfuck on Wednesday. Strangely, he didn't do it in one of his own comics, but by revealing the secret end of Alan Moore's seminal Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke — namely, that Batman actually murders the Joker at the end.
Heroes are usually larger than life, but sometimes it’s the person standing next to them that casts the bigger shadow. While main heroes usually get top-billing, but they can often be too boring, too troubled, or even too dumb to save the day. Thankfully, here are 11 sidekicks that pick up the slack — often doing a…
We love Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic series. However, we were less in love with the live-action movie version. But, that's all in the past now. Fox wants to start fresh with a TV series just for the literary heroes.
Comic book legend Alan Moore isn't one to play nice with filmmakers. It has been well documented over the years that Hollywood has been adapting his works that Moore has, and wants, nothing to do with the adaptations of his work, adaptations that more often than not lose their way in the transfer from page to screen.
2000 A.D. is best known as the magazine that launched Judge Dredd as Mega-City One's top lawman. But it also helped give science fiction some of its greatest creators and weirdest ideas, including launching Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and others. David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens, The…