History Creator / AlanMoore

22nd Feb '17 8:28:17 AM Larkmarn
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* Character Exaggerating: Comics fans know Alan Moore does hates his early work and writer lighter and softer works Like 1963,Supreme,Tom Strong.
20th Feb '17 3:50:53 AM bt8257
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''Swamp Thing'' proved to be a massive success, and in the last years of Moore's run on the title, he was also handed another gaggle of existing characters to play with. DC had recently acquired the properties of Creator/CharltonComics and Moore was asked to come up with a proposal for them. He came back with a dark tale that drew heavily on the mid-80s UsefulNotes/ColdWar angst, in which the Charlton heroes discover that one of their number has been killed and that his death is connected to something that could lead to nuclear armageddon. DC was impressed by the pitch but was worried that Moore's pitch would render a number of the characters unusable by the end of the story. Instead, they advised him to create an entirely new series, and so ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' was born, with Moore using [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the Charlton characters. Mature beyond anything that mainstream comics had published up to that point and with a level of complexity that rivaled the most highbrow books of the time (and continues to rival the best that many writers can come up with), ''Watchmen'' proved to be a massive sensation, and with Frank Miller's ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', effectively launched UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. (Moore's Franchise/{{Batman}} one-shot ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' in 1988 was another big success in this regard -- it became the TropeNamer for MultipleChoicePast, if somewhat ironically considering it was actually presenting a single, contradiction-resolving origin story for TheJoker.) It also contributed heavily to the growing realisation in the mainstream media that comics are an art form, along with other comics such as Art Spiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'' and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez's ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets''.

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''Swamp Thing'' proved to be a massive success, and in the last years of Moore's run on the title, he was also handed another gaggle of existing characters to play with. DC had recently hadrecently acquired the properties of Creator/CharltonComics and Moore was asked to come up with a proposal for them. He came back with a dark tale that drew heavily on the mid-80s UsefulNotes/ColdWar angst, in which the Charlton heroes discover that one of their number has been killed and that his death is connected to something that could lead to nuclear armageddon. DC was impressed by the pitch but was worried that Moore's pitch would render a number of the characters unusable by the end of the story. Instead, they advised him to create an entirely new series, and so ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' was born, with Moore using [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the Charlton characters. Mature beyond anything that mainstream comics had published up to that point and with a level of complexity that rivaled the most highbrow books of the time (and continues to rival the best that many writers can come up with), ''Watchmen'' proved to be a massive sensation, and with Frank Miller's ''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', effectively launched UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. (Moore's Franchise/{{Batman}} one-shot ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' in 1988 was another big success in this regard -- it became the TropeNamer for MultipleChoicePast, if somewhat ironically ironically, considering it was actually presenting a single, contradiction-resolving origin story for TheJoker.) It also contributed heavily to the growing realisation in the mainstream media that comics are an art form, along with other comics such as Art Spiegelman's ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'' and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez's ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets''.



However, Wildstorm was bought out by Creator/DCComics and Moore subsequently parted from America's Best Comics. As of 2008, the only title he plans to write with any regularity is ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', which after ''The Black Dossier'', will be published through Top Shelf Productions. In October 2016, he released his second novel, the [[DoorStopper 1,300-page]] ''Jerusalem''.

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However, Wildstorm was bought out by Creator/DCComics and Moore subsequently parted from left America's Best Comics. As of 2008, the only title he plans to write with any regularity is ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', which after ''The Black Dossier'', will be published through Top Shelf Productions. In October 2016, he released his second novel, the [[DoorStopper 1,300-page]] ''Jerusalem''.
12th Feb '17 10:34:34 AM StatuesqueRangale
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*Character Exaggerating: Comics fans know Alan Moore does hates his early work and writer lighter and softer works Like 1963,Supreme,Tom Strong.
8th Feb '17 5:34:00 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''ComicBook/{{Providence}}'' (2015-2016)
* ''Cinema Purgatorio'' (2016)

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* ''ComicBook/{{Providence}}'' (2015-2016)
(2015-2017)
* ''Cinema Purgatorio'' (2016)(2016-2017)
14th Jan '17 12:05:22 PM JulianLapostat
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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest in cinema has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focuses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice [=/=] just bad in general really. In general, even beyond criticisms of adaptations of his work, he generally seems to not be particularly fond of film and cinema. That said, his earlier works makes references to classic movies, League: Century refers to many good films of TheSixties and in his earlier career he expressed admiration for Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, Creator/OrsonWelles (whose characters often in ''League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'') and Creator/RobertAltman (whose HyperlinkStory featuring LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and deconstructive approaches to FilmNoir and TheWestern greatly inspired ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'').

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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest in cinema has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focuses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice [=/=] just bad in general really. In general, even beyond criticisms of adaptations of his work, he generally seems to not be particularly fond of film and cinema. That said, his earlier works makes references to classic movies, League: Century refers to many good films of TheSixties and in his earlier career he expressed admiration for Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, Creator/OrsonWelles (whose characters often in ''League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'') and Creator/RobertAltman (whose HyperlinkStory featuring LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and deconstructive approaches to FilmNoir and TheWestern greatly inspired ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'').''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'') [[http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/we-talked-with-alan-moore-about-movies-comics-and-magic and recently]] Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
14th Jan '17 12:02:37 PM JulianLapostat
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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest in cinema has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice [=/=] just bad in general really. In general, even beyond criticisms of adaptations of his work, he generally seems to not be particularly fond of film and cinema.

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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest in cinema has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses focuses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice [=/=] just bad in general really. In general, even beyond criticisms of adaptations of his work, he generally seems to not be particularly fond of film and cinema. That said, his earlier works makes references to classic movies, League: Century refers to many good films of TheSixties and in his earlier career he expressed admiration for Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, Creator/OrsonWelles (whose characters often in ''League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'') and Creator/RobertAltman (whose HyperlinkStory featuring LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and deconstructive approaches to FilmNoir and TheWestern greatly inspired ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'').
12th Jan '17 6:45:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice [=/=] just bad in general really.

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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest in cinema has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice [=/=] just bad in general really.really. In general, even beyond criticisms of adaptations of his work, he generally seems to not be particularly fond of film and cinema.
12th Jan '17 6:44:25 AM DoctorNemesis
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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really bad[=/=]exploitative[=/=]founded on lies and injustice[=/=]just bad in general really.

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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really bad[=/=]exploitative[=/=]founded harmful [=/=] exploitative [=/=] founded on lies and injustice[=/=]just injustice [=/=] just bad in general really.
12th Jan '17 6:43:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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** ''Cinema Purgatorio'', his strip in his anthology serial of the same name, suggests that his disinterest has gradually become active hostility, as every issue focusses on a particular genre of classic cinema to explore why it's really bad[=/=]exploitative[=/=]founded on lies and injustice[=/=]just bad in general really.
8th Jan '17 12:27:06 PM nombretomado
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After ''Watchmen'', Moore moved into independent comics, writing ''Brought To Light'', a history of the CIA[[note]] Which led to the persistent rumour for years that he was banned from entering the USA; in fact, he'd simply not bothered renewing his passport.[[/note]]; ''Lost Girls'', a piece of highbrow erotica (though he insists it be called [[InsistentTerminology porn]]), and ''A Small Killing'', the story of a graphic designer who finds himself stalked by a strange little boy. In the mid-90s, he also began doing more work-for-hire writing for companies such as Creator/WildStorm Comics and Creator/ImageComics. Through Wildstorm, he published his own imprint, America's Best Comics (ABC), which included ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'', a 32-issue treatise on magic (Moore has been a practicing magus since his 40th birthday); ''TopTen'', a pastiche of PoliceProcedural TV series set in a superhero-populated city; and ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', a call back to a more innocent era of comic writing. Perhaps the best-known ABC comic, ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', is a Victorian-era superhero story set in a universe in which all stories exist alongside one another. Thus, the titular team comprises Mina Murray (Mina Harker of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', reverting back to her maiden name), Allen Quatermain (''Literature/KingSolomonsMines''), Captain Nemo (''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''), Hawley Griffin (''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'') and Dr. Jekyll/Mister Hyde ([[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde duh]]).

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After ''Watchmen'', Moore moved into independent comics, writing ''Brought To Light'', a history of the CIA[[note]] Which led to the persistent rumour for years that he was banned from entering the USA; in fact, he'd simply not bothered renewing his passport.[[/note]]; ''Lost Girls'', a piece of highbrow erotica (though he insists it be called [[InsistentTerminology porn]]), and ''A Small Killing'', the story of a graphic designer who finds himself stalked by a strange little boy. In the mid-90s, he also began doing more work-for-hire writing for companies such as Creator/WildStorm Comics and Creator/ImageComics. Through Wildstorm, he published his own imprint, America's Best Comics (ABC), which included ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'', a 32-issue treatise on magic (Moore has been a practicing magus since his 40th birthday); ''TopTen'', ''ComicBook/TopTen'', a pastiche of PoliceProcedural TV series set in a superhero-populated city; and ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', a call back to a more innocent era of comic writing. Perhaps the best-known ABC comic, ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', is a Victorian-era superhero story set in a universe in which all stories exist alongside one another. Thus, the titular team comprises Mina Murray (Mina Harker of ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', reverting back to her maiden name), Allen Quatermain (''Literature/KingSolomonsMines''), Captain Nemo (''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea''), Hawley Griffin (''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'') and Dr. Jekyll/Mister Hyde ([[Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde duh]]).
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