Alan Moore is a titan among comics writers, and when we reflect back on his licensed superhero work, the creator’s contributions to DC Comics – Swamp Thing, Batman: The Killing Joke, “For the Man Who Has Everything’ and of course, Watchmen (among others!) – stand out above everything. Before all of that, though, Moore contributed stories to Marvel UK from 1980 to 1984, and it’s here that we find lasting impact on Captain Britain, the X-Men, and the Marvel Universe – truly multi or omniverse – as a whole. [Read more…] about Krakin’ Krakoa #95: Alan Moore’s Surprising X-Men Comics Connections
A scathing Alan Moore quote from a few years back blew up recently (thanks @Kylepinion!), and its incisive fury is clearly getting under a lot of people’s skin, from comic creators to critics to fans. Moore – a creator I still have ranked as my favorite comic book writer of all time – manages to call adults into superheroes (and I’m paraphrasing with my tongue lodged somewhere in the middle of my cheek) racist babies.
Here’s the full quote: [Read more…] about Previously On #92: Why I Love Superhero Comics
At night, when I close my eyes, I can hear my comic collection growing. There is a shuffling of paper as if tiny flocks of birds were posting up, sliding next to one another on the shelves. The wall studs groan like bad actors in a Dickens play. Books vanish and reappear as if loaning themselves out.
This can’t just be my imagination; there is physical evidence of their accumulation. Indeed, it seems impossible that any human imagination could conceive of such wonders that fill these pages that now fill my home.
No. This must be the world of the supernatural. And like any good character in a Lovecraftian horror, I’m going to painstakingly describe my journey into this publishing madness. Especially all of the indescribable bits. [Read more…] about How Do Superhero Comics Get Made?