Tag Alan Moore

Writers

Honestly, I’m not even sure how valid my observation is this week. I’m doing it by feel, this is the way I feel about the subject and I’ve somehow morphed this feeling and lack of awareness into a full-blown summation…

Undervalued Spotlight #399

Watchmen #1, DC Comics, September 1986. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick is Watchmen #1. The 1986 Watchmen maxi-series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons stands as one of the greatest achievements in the comic book medium, it’s a…

Undervalued Spotlight #338

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1, America’s Best Comics, March 1999 I think the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LOEG) is one of the best ideas to come out of comics ever! That’s a big statement to make but I believe it…

Alan Moore

52 weeks. 52 different writers. 2 trade paperbacks or hardcovers a week. Each week I’ll take a look at a different writer and read two different collected editions from within that person’s repertoire to help in the examination of their…

Review | Miracleman Artifact Edition

Miracleman was launched 30 years ago in the now legendary Warrior magazine. It turned the concept of “super-hero” on its ear with big ideas that helped redefine an entire genre… when Miracleman fought Kid Miracleman on the streets of London……

Time Capsule: DC Releases September ’86

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases September '86. The Watchmen gets the cover, and justly so, using Gibbon's first ad image for the series. The History Of The DC Universe gets the back cover, and lots of interesting items in between.

Undervalued Spotlight #174

Undervalued Spotlight readers often send me emails with recommendations for future Undervalued Spotlight picks. Some I’m choosing to hold back on (we’re not ready for the 3rd appearance of Deadpool just yet) while others impress me so much that I…

Cool stuff in my stash

My collection is quite minimal and modest compared to most… to be honest. But I do own a few little gems that are definitely cool and I wanted to share the highlights here and encourage you to do the same,…

Biff Socko, Two-Fisted Newshound: Aug 15th

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! He is…BIFF SOCKO!   DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD– The reaction to…

Writing for Comics

Following on from last week’s Drawing for Comics post, I’d like to continue with my thoughts on creating comics… or more specifically, writing them. Just like we all drew our own comics as children, we’ve all attempted to write our own comics at…

The Comedian #1

On the heels of its first two Before Watchmen titles, Minute Men and Silk Spectre, last week DC released the third entry in its set of prequel stories plotted before Alan Moore's infamous Watchmen series. The Comedian follows suit comparably to the previous Before Watchmen books in their portrayal of the principal characters' lives leading into Moore's work, and while each has added considerable layers to pre-existing elements of the plot and the respective character histories, inevitably they suffer from the same affliction inherent to the premise of these tales

Silk Spectre #1

The doomsday clock has finally struck midnight and the Watchmen prequels are finally upon us. From general observations it would seem nuclear war didn't accompany the release of the first issue of Cooke's Minute Men mini-series, nor has a similar catastrophic event occurred upon the release of Silk Spectre #1. Aimed to expand the past leading up to Alan Moore's seminal Watchmen, a number of creators have thrown their names into the figurative, perhaps literal, fire of fan's scorn upon attaching themselves to these projects, including Watchmen editor Len Wein who provides the Curse of the Crimson Corsair back-up story.

To Boycott Or Not To Boycott?

The word boycott has been floating around our universe a lot lately, and rightfully so in some cases. “We should boycott The Avengers! Marvel’s treated Kirby like a second class citizen!” “Everyone shouldn’t buy Before The Watchmen because DC screwed…

Comic Culture Feb 8th

This week join our hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija as they discuss January comic book sales, some Super Bowl trailer trash, the new DC Watchmen prequel and Alan Moore’s opinion of it (not good), Image turning 20 and Diamond…