Illustration for article titled Read Alan Moores parody of Frank Millers Daredevil from 1983

A 1983 issue of the UK Marvel anthology Daredevils featured an odd back-up story that spoofed Frank Miller's acclaimed run on Daredevil. This throwaway strip would've probably been forgotten...if it weren't written by Alan Moore.

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This strip — entitled "Grit!" — was a pitch-perfect mock-up of Miller's gritty depiction of New York City. Artist Mike Collins assiduously emulated Daredevil's style. Moore kept Miller's tone but replaced his prose with a story straight out of Cracked or Mad. Note the weirdly hostile narration directed towards the reader.

In other Alan Moore news, the author recently sent a message out to aliens on BBC Radio 6. What was Moore's message to extraterrestrials? "We're doing alright with the carbon base lifeform thing. Kids are diversifying nicely, going through a bit of a fad for spines and brains at the minute but it's probably the same where you are [...] So if you received this, get in touch, but actually thinking about it, don't bother calling after about, what, 2150, because I'm not expecting anyone to be in."

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[Big ups to X-Ray Spex for posting this obscure strip. Sundry Alan Moore news via Bleeding Cool and VBS]

Illustration for article titled Read Alan Moores parody of Frank Millers Daredevil from 1983
Illustration for article titled Read Alan Moores parody of Frank Millers Daredevil from 1983
Illustration for article titled Read Alan Moores parody of Frank Millers Daredevil from 1983
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