Trivia: Alan Moore

  • Artist Disillusionment: In a 2013 interview with The Guardian, Alan Moore admits that he "hates superheroes" and that he no longer feels that the genre has any value and meaning. Of course, this only applies to the tired superhero genre - he has stated that he loves the comics medium more than ever.
    • More 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.
    • Moore has also, more than once, criticized creators for paying homage or creating follow ups to his old stories, when he wanted them to follow his lead and do something new.
  • Creator Recovery: Moore has admitted that he was going through a period of depression while writing Watchmen. Most of what he's written since (with the exception of From Hell) has been much more optimistic, although Neonomicon and the later volumes of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have made his early 2010s very grim.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Any adaptation of anything he's ever written — EVER.note 
  • Old Shame: He's publicly said that he doesn't want his very early strips from Sounds magazine, Roscoe Moscow and The Stars My Degradation, ever reprinted.
  • Schedule Slip: V for Vendetta, Lost Girls, and From Hell were all heavily delayed due to problems with publishers/publications collapsing, but were eventually finished.
  • Screwed by the Network: 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.