It's his second novel. It is reputed to be half a million words long. It may take some time to read, it's taken a very long to write.
Jerusalem, by Alan Moore. And, according to this leaflet handed out at the Gosh! Comics signing yesterday, it's scheduled for Autumn in 2013.
Moore first mentioned it in an interview with me seven years ago, a follow up to Voice Of The Fire, which told stories set in his home town of Northampton, over 10,000 years. "I feel it was a little too cosmopolitan. So my next novel is set in just three or four blocks in Northampton, where I grew up. It's the most important historical area anywhere anyway" he told me. Since then it has grown rather…
But it's not his only scheduled projects. There's a softcover version of the book included in Unearthing box set with photographer Mitch Jenkins reinterpreting Alan Moore's novella about the life of Steve Moore. A new printing for Lost Girls. A new League book, Nemo – Heart Of Ice starring Pirate Jenny. A From Hell Companion by Eddie Campbell.
But it is likely that Jerusalem will be literary highlight of them all. You may start your anticipatory engines… now.