Bleeding Cool got the scoop that Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will be closing out the “Nemo” trilogy with “River of Ghosts”, which will be set in 1975. There’s plenty of fodder for Moore to pull from that year, and you can bet he’ll find the strangest of gems to include. READ MORE
After finally resolving some long-running legal disputes, the series that some deem the best superhero comic ever written is getting a reprint from Marvel comics. The “Mircaleman” series in question was written by Alan Moore (who is credited only as “The Original Writer”) and was later taken over by Neil Gaiman among others..
Marvel will be re-releasing the series beginning in 2014 as a way to lead into a new series from Gaiman himself. Below, you can take your first peek at the remastered version of issue #1, which hits shops in January. READ MORE
In its original run, “A1″ was a place where creators were free to experiment. Titan Comics recently re-launched the “A1″ series, which features a bunch of new tales in a wide range of genres. Now, Titan is bringing back the “A1 Annual” Anthology, packing the pages with stories from some of the biggest names in comics, both past and present, including Alan Moore, Matt Wagner, Ron Marz, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, and many more.
Tomorrow, November 26th, sees the release of “A1 Annual”, a hardcover anthology book featuring all new creator owned work. Check out the preview below and look for the book online and in shops tomorrow from Titan Comics. READ MORE
SEQUENTIAL, a comics storefront app for the iPad, released a free Alan Moore comic biography to celebrate the legendary writer’s 60th birthday. “Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentlemen” was originally put together in 2003 by Gary Spencer Millidge, who has now revised and expanded the story to deliver a mostly non-fiction account of Moore’s life. Unfortunately, it’s only available on the iPad… READ MORE
The Bloody Comics Crew is back with another question of the week. Hopefully you know the drill by now, but in case you’ve been MIA here’s it is: I ask a question to our comics staff, they answer. The catch is, we also want your answer in the comments section.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What creative team would you love to see on a horror book? READ MORE
The wait is finally over, and it only took 20 years. Marvel announced over the weekend that they will be re-printing the classic “Miracleman” series (also known as Marvelman), which has gone through a complicated history of legal ownership. Although the press release has no mention of Alan Moore, they do take a little stab at “Watchmen”, and we know they will be reprinting the run in its entirety, starting with the Warrior Magazine stuff.
Marvel also announced that Neil Gaiman, along with Mark Buckingham, will be delivering all-new issues. Get pumped, this is going to be big. READ MORE
Avatar Press and ComiXology have worked out a distribution agreement at last. Avatar was probably the biggest company left who was not putting their material up for grabs on the digital comics site. The launch begins with 50 issues from creators such as Alan Moore, Max Brooks, and Garth Ennis, available now. READ MORE
Alan Moore’s “Saga of the Swamp Thing” forever changed the landscape of comics. Moore’s unique approach to the narrative allowed Swamp Thing to straddle the line between comic and graphic novel. The prose passages create a sense of dread without ever dipping into voice over narration. The result is a horrific tale of man who has lost himself entirely to something else.
Alec Holland is dead, and the Swamp Thing lives on in his image. With incredible work by Steve Bisette and John Totleben the book manages to chill with every page. The stories here hit topics such as the manifestation of fear, the corruption of the green, and reclaiming your humanity. It’s a pulse pounding examination of the reluctant anti-hero. If you haven’t had the chance to read Moore seminal work on Swamp Thing, now is the time. READ MORE
Comic books are notoriously difficult to make scary. They don’t have the advantage of sound to build atmosphere, and there is no possibility of jump-scares. Creators must rely on storytelling, mood, and still images alone. It takes a talented team to create a horror comic book that gets inside your head, and stays long after reading. As Bloody-Disgusting continues to highlight the very best that the horror genre has to offer, the staff put together a look a list of the comics that we feel will truly terrify readers. READ MORE
Remember a while back when Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins released the first two short film in their “Jimmy’s End” series? Well the duo is back and they need your help. Moore and Jenkins are looking to crowd-fund the final film in the series, His Heavy Heart. Even if you have no interest in backing this project (you’d be nuts not to want more from Moore), heading to the Kickstarter page is worth it for the videos alone. For anyone who ever said Alan Moore was a humourless man, eat your heart out. READ MORE
New York based filmmaker Patrick Willems has just posted a new video that shows how the ultimate fist fight between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison might go down (my money’s on Alan Moore). There’s also an appearance by Scott Snyder somewhere in there. Check the video below and head to Willems’ YouTube channel for more superhero based videos. READ MORE
Alan Moore announced last year that he would be writing “Providence” as a sequel to his Lovecraftian “Neonomicon”. Moore spoke with Comics Beat at length about the new book and he’s included a bunch of new details. Most interesting are his statements that it is the heaviest research he has done since “From Hell”, and secondly, Moore claims that “Providence” is sort of like “Watchmen”. Moore plans to dive even further into the Lovecraft mythology this time around, and it sounds like it’s going to be another masterpiece. I’m a bit excited for this, if you couldn’t tell. READ MORE
Back better than ever, Swamp Thing Volume 2: Family Tree, is an incredibly fantastic read that no horror fan should miss. Each page is a knockout in storytelling, and the artwork is some of the very best in comics today. Although this is the second volume in Scott Snyder’s run, this is still a solid entry point for new readers to jump on board and learn what the fuss is all about. READ MORE
From Hell is Alan Moore’s work that perhaps best displays his genius as a writer. The amount of detail and research put into this work about saucy Jack the Ripper is astounding. Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics are putting out the official “From Hell Companion”, that is packed with Moore and Campbell’s scripts, annotations, commentary, sketches, and plenty more.
It should be noted that Moore’s script for “From Hell” has never been released anywhere before. Not even on the internet! This is going to be one hell of a book, and pre-order begins this month. READ MORE
So this is big! THR reports that Black Mask Studios is a recently formed publishing company founded by Steve Niles, Matt Pizzolo, and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitzhas, and they’ve recruited the biggest names in comics for their lineup launch. Among the writers contributing are Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Art Spiegelman, Charlie Adlard, Mike Allred, Ben Templesmith, J.M. DeMatteis, Molly Crabapple (Shell Game), as well as RZA and Ghostface Killah. Worthy of note is the fact that there are no superhero books in their lineup. Check out details below. READ MORE
Watchmen, Alan Moore’s most celebrated work, and the epitome of sequential art in the eyes of many. The series also contains some of the most iconic covers in the history of the medium and now, you can be the proud owner some Dave Gibbons’ original cover art. If you have loads of cash to drop. Beginning in February all 12 of the original covers will be up for auction at Heritage. READ MORE
A few weeks back Alan Moore and partner in crime, Mitch Jenkins, released Jimmy’s End, the first part of their short film series. Alan Moore’s flare for the weird is at the forefront in the 30 minute-short, and it’s definitely worth a watch. Now, Moore and Jenkins have released a behind the scenes video with interviews and a glimpse into the making of the film project. Check it below. READ MORE
Over the weekend, Alan Moore (“Watchmen”, “V For Vendetta, “From Hell”) and Mitch Jenkins‘ new film, Jimmy’s End, was released online, for free. The film is part of a larger series that the duo are working on, titled The Show, involving the same characters and setting.
Jimmy’s End offers up a fanciful, disturbing, and oddly alluring 1950s neo-noir world. Not surprisingly, it strongly evokes a similar feeling to David Lynch’s more contemporary work with its unsettling dream-like quality and uncomfortable sexual tension. Below, you can check out Jimmy’s End in its entirety, along with the prequel Act of Faith. Go full screen and turn up those speakers to increase the bizarre. READ MORE
Guy Fawkes Day, a holiday that has become fully embraced by comic fans around the world. Back in 1980s, Alan Moore wrote the 1984-esque V for Vendetta, which would go on to become one of his most seminal works. The masked, anarchist vigilante who plans to blow up parliament in an effort to overthrow the corrupt government (Funny that this falls the day before the US elections). In celebration of the heroics of Guy Fawkes and the day he was captured, Comixology is having a digital sale where you can buy 99 cent issues of “V For Vendetta” today. READ MORE
It’s not all sunshine and gumdrops being a comic character. Sometimes – actually, quite often – characters meet a gruesome, brutal fate. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate, because we are horrible, morbid, immoral people who delight in the suffering and agony of fictional characters. Comics have a history of violent deaths, but sometimes they are forgotten, left lying in the gutters. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the most brutal deaths in comics. It goes without saying, this is NSFW. READ MORE
From the creative mind of Alan Moore comes Antony Johnston’s adaptation Fashion Beast, an incredible spin on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s as weird, surreal, and bizarre as any Moore story, but most importantly it makes me feel deeply unsettled. Moore is a master of suspense and unease, and “Fashion Beast” highlights those aspects of his writing without going too far over the edge as he has in the past. The book centers around a cross dresser known as Doll who wants nothing more than to be apart of show biz. Doll is able to bear a striking resemblance to any woman, which undoubtedly comes into play. The beast himself, Le Patron, is a fashion designer for his own company, Celestine. Le Patron is hideously disfigured but he is still able to design incredible clothing, at least that’s what I gather. “Fashion Beast” is as dark and twisted as any of Moore’s work from the 80s. READ MORE
Fans of Moore know how much he loves loading his work with Lovecraftian themes, as he did with his controversial “Neonomicon” in 2010. Over the weekend, Moore made his first con appearance in years at the N.I.C.E. comic convention in Northamptonshire, England, where he announced his new book from Avatar Press titled Providence. Moore noted that the maxi-series will indeed be a follow up to “Neonomicon”, and will continue to explore Lovecraft and the surrounding lore.
Moore expressed that “Providence” will be a 10-part series set in 1919 starring H.P. Lovecraft himself. The series delves into Lovecraft’s world to examine how he came to write such tales of terror. There has been no news as to who will be on art duties for the series, though Jacen Burrows is a likely candidate. READ MORE
It’s DC “0″ month, and they’ll be taking up a lot of shelf space in local comic shops. It’s a perfect place to jump into the books for those of you slackers. This week also ushers in the first issue of Alan Moore’s Fashion Beast, The almost-last-issue of The Boys, the next installment in the organ harvesting miniseries Harvest, and a bunch more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
Alan Moore originally wrote Fashion Beast as a screenplay back in his 80s hayday at the same time he was writing a little book called “Watchmen”. Now, Avatar is publishing a comic adaption of Moore’s “Fashion Beast”, the first issue of which will be in shops this week. The screenplay has been adapted by Antony Johnston and Facundo Percio, with Moore’s involvement throughout. Turns out the comic is pretty spot on adaptation. Below you can check the first page of the screenplay alongside the first few pages of the comic. All credit for this goes to Bleeding Cool, and I thank them wholeheartedly for sharing it with us. READ MORE