History Trivia / AlanMoore

7th May '17 6:27:20 PM Pinokio
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In TheEighties, the now dissolved law firm The Christic Institute requested Alan Moore to write a comic about conspiracies from World War II to present day, covering the history of the CIA, heroin smuggling during the Vietnam War, cocaine smuggling during the war in Central America, the Kennedy assassination, etc.
2nd Jan '17 11:34:19 AM ElectroKraken
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** More [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/21/superheroes-cultural-catastrophe-alan-moore-comics-watchmen recently]], Moore expressed worry that this Millennial generation will produce no culture at all -- it will remain trapped forever in the gravity of 80s. He views the superhero movies craze as a symptom of a culture that refuses to grow up.

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** More [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/21/superheroes-cultural-catastrophe-alan-moore-comics-watchmen recently]], Moore expressed worry that this Millennial generation will produce no culture at all -- it will remain trapped forever in the gravity of the 80s. He views the superhero movies craze as a symptom of a culture that refuses to grow up.
2nd Jan '17 11:33:08 AM ElectroKraken
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* PromotedFanboy / RunningTheAsylum: Alan Moore criticizes the fact that contemporary comics seem to be written more by fans who long for their childhood comics heroes rather than professional writers with craft and skill. However, he admits that he himself was this. The young Alan Moore was a serious comics collector who affirms that Franchise/{{Superman}} was his favorite character growing up. His love for the latter character and identification with its creators struggle, led to his famous, poignant story ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' which Neil Gaiman noted was a farewell to the Superman that existed in Moore's heart and who he believed would fade away with the CosmicRetcon that followed afterwards. Which, to be fair, is exactly what happened.
13th Nov '16 6:07:34 PM Bpwerks
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** You're mistaken about the royalties. [[http://www.seraphemera.org/seraphemera_books/AlanMoore_Page1.html/ According to this interview]] he and Gibbons did receive them, at least as of 2012 when the interview was conducted.
26th Aug '16 10:58:45 AM spasskysteve
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* DisownedAdaptation: Any adaptation of anything he's ever written -- ''EVER''.[[note]] Or so many people say, but that's not quite true. Just read on...[[/note]]

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* DisownedAdaptation: Any adaptation of anything he's ever written -- ''EVER''.[[note]] Or so many people say, but that's not quite true. Just read on...[[/note]]
18th Jun '16 11:18:22 PM JulianLapostat
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: He and David Gibbons don't get ''any'' royalties from Watchmen. Their deal with DC stated they would get the rights back if the book was out of print for more than two years, and it's never been out of print since. In DC's defense, this isn't entirely their fault. Almost thirty years after its publication, Watchmen continues to enjoy ''massive'' popularity - Moore made it ''too good'' to ever be out of print. The market for reprint collections is also something few saw coming in the mid-eighties.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: He and David Gibbons don't get ''any'' royalties from Watchmen. Their deal with DC stated they would get the rights back if the book was out of print for more than two years, and it's never been out of print since.
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In DC's defense, this isn't entirely their fault. Almost thirty years after its publication, Watchmen continues to enjoy ''massive'' popularity - Moore made it ''too good'' to ever be out of print. The market for reprint collections is also something few saw coming in the mid-eighties.mid-eighties.
** At the time, the TPB collection did not exist and the idea of publishing the full 12 issue run in bulk did not enter into the debate and conception of both Moore and Gibbons, who saw it as a limited mini-series rather than "graphic novel", a term that came into being at the end of the 80s. So in their view, the rights returning them after the miniseries run made sense. Moore regards the later reprints of Watchmen as MovingTheGoalposts on the part of DC, and this is partly why he hates the term "graphic novel".
1st Mar '16 6:35:29 AM hullflyer
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: He and David Gibbons don't get ''any'' royalties from Watchmen. Their deal with DC stated they would get the rights back if the book was out of print for more than two years. It's never been out of print since.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: He and David Gibbons don't get ''any'' royalties from Watchmen. Their deal with DC stated they would get the rights back if the book was out of print for more than two years. It's years, and it's never been out of print since.since. In DC's defense, this isn't entirely their fault. Almost thirty years after its publication, Watchmen continues to enjoy ''massive'' popularity - Moore made it ''too good'' to ever be out of print. The market for reprint collections is also something few saw coming in the mid-eighties.
24th Feb '16 8:44:57 PM harryhenry
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** [[http://www.toonzone.net/2011/03/toonzone-presents-interview-tribute-dwayne-mcduffie/ One of the confirmed exceptions is]] ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything. The other is Creator/HarryPartridge's AffectionateParody ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w&ob=av3e Saturday Morning Watchmen]]''.

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** [[http://www.toonzone.net/2011/03/toonzone-presents-interview-tribute-dwayne-mcduffie/ One of the confirmed exceptions is]] ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything. The other is Creator/HarryPartridge's AffectionateParody ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDDHHrt6l4w&ob=av3e Saturday Morning Watchmen]]''.
30th Jul '15 7:39:51 AM moloch
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* DisownedAdaptation: Any adaptation of anything he's ever written -- ''EVER''.[[note]] Except not quite. Just read on...[[/note]]

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* DisownedAdaptation: Any adaptation of anything he's ever written -- ''EVER''.[[note]] Except Or so many people say, but that's not quite.quite true. Just read on...[[/note]]
30th Jul '15 7:38:45 AM moloch
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** Moore has also, more than once, criticized creators for paying homage or creating follow ups to his old stories.

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** Moore has also, more than once, criticized creators for paying homage or creating follow ups to his old stories.stories, when he wanted them to follow his lead and do something ''new''.
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