Alan Moore Archives

One of the most renowned and respected comic book creators of all time, Alan Moore is also a filmmaker, anarchist, and accomplished wizard in service of the snake god Glycon. Bursting onto the comics scene in the 1980s, Moore effectively broke the entire comics industry, which has been trapped in a nostalgic feedback loop since 1986. From coverage of Moore's seminal work with Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, (not to be confused with Moore's fish-semenal work, Neonomicon) to his current projects and cultural commentary, Bleeding Cool brings you all the latest news about Alan Moore as well as the unauthorized sequels and adaptations of his work. Moore's most famous comics also include From Hell, Swamp Thing, Marvelman, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, Promethea, The Killing Joke, Tom Strong, Providence, Lost Girls, and others. Of Moore's magickal prowess, the only comic book creator viewed as having comparable magick abilities is fellow Englishman Grant Morrison. However, fellow comic book creator "The Great One" Brian Bendis has gone on the record as saying that Moore could easily defeat Morrison in a wizard battle. "Alan Moore’s mage powers are not to be f***ed with,"  Bendis said. It's a lesson DC Comics, which has kept control of the Watchmen rights instead of releasing them to Moore and Gibbons after keeping the book in print for perpetuity to fulfill a contractual loophole, must one day learn as well.

The Comic Creators With Special Thanks In Netflix's Sandman, And Why
He also co-created John Dee, Doctor Destiny with Mike Sekowsky for Justice League of America #5 in 1961. Stephen Bissette,  John Totleben and Rick Veitch are co-creators of John Constantine with Alan Moore, who first appeared in Swamp Thing #37 and DC Sampler #3 in 1984/85. Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson created Matt Cable who became Matthew[...]
The Sandman: Gaiman Answers Alan Moore/Johanna Constantine Question
In a tweet directed at the author, Gaiman was asked if he spoke with Alan Moore about changing John Constantine's gender for the adaptation FYI: Moore, Stephen R Bissette, Rick Veitch, and John Totleben created the character, who first appeared in Swamp Thing #37 (June 1985) Coleman's Johanna Constantine is based on both the original[...]
Alan Moore Made A Movei About The BEano's Dennis The Mena
We've talked about The Show, the movie by Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins available for free on Amazon Freevee in the UK and paid streaming services elsewhere But there's one aspect I had never touched upon for spoilerage purposes, but now may be a reason for people to see the film There's a very specific reference[...]
Alan Moore & Jacen Burrow's Neonomicon & Providence Are Back In Print
After a very long wait, Avatar Press, the owners of Bleeding Cool, have told us that finally, finally, they have both the Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows collections of the comic book series Neonomicon and its prequel/sequel  Providence is back in print The two books reincorporate, rework and reappraise the horror work of H.P[...]
Alan Moore's Movie The Show To Screen And Stream For One Night Only
And one of them – albeit only in the UK so far – is Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins' movie, The Show I just watched it again on my TV using the Amazon Prime Video app, though I currently don't subscribe to Amazon Prime I watched the whole thing again, for free, with just a[...]
Alan Moore Short Story Collection Illuminations Gets 150,000 Print Run
In April last year, Bleeding Cool got the scoop on Alan Moore's new publishing plans, a collection of short stories called Illuminations and the beginnings of a five novel series called Long London At the time we wrote; Illuminations, his collection of short stories, is to be published in September 2022. The first-ever short story collection from the[...]
Alan Moore Narrates Non-Binary BBC Sitcom, Streaming Globally For Free
And it happens to be narrated by one comic book creator, film writer, musician and performance artist Alan Moore The whole four-episode series Only one episode, And So It Begins, is available now, but that's enough to be going on with, right? What with Alan Moore doing a BBC Maestro course, is he becoming the face[...]
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As part of a massive auction of premium comic books and original artwork at Heritage Auctions, taking place today, with Bleeding Cool covering only a tiny smattering of it, we have one of those rarest things, a page from Watchmen #1 by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons An iconic full shot of the Nite Owl[...]
Two Original Pages From Joker's Origin In The Killing Joke, At Auction
As part of a massive auction of premium comic books and original artwork at Heritage Auctions, two pages of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's The Killing Joke will go under the hammer today To see one page for sale is a rare thing, to see two pages such pages sell is unheard of And such[...]
And for Gunn, it's all about Watchmen co-creator Alan Moore and how he must've felt when his original pitch to use the Charlton line of heroes that DC Comics acquired (like Peacemaker) for "Who Killed the Peacemaker?" was turned down because DC didn't want the characters to be left "either dead or dysfunctional." But instead[...]
V for Vendetta #1 At Auction For $135 Already
Originally serialised by Dez Skinn's Warrior Magazine in 1982, DC Comics republished, coloured and concluded V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd in 1988 A modicum hit at the time, it has remained a perennial seller for DC Comics, and they got a Wachowski movie out of it, which further spread the imagery[...]
Alan Moore and Steve Moore's Bumper Book Of Magic Publishing In 2023
He also told me that a publication date had been set for The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic by Alan Moore and the late Steve Moore Announced in 2008, it combined the title of the old British comic book annuals that were always "bumper" books, full of fun, excitement and thrills, with the[...]
Alan Moore Wants to Make You a Better Writer in his BBC Maestro Course
I wonder if he could have taken any lessons from Alan Moore? BBC Maestro in partnership with BBC Studios, has been running a series of courses taught by those deemed the most experienced creators in the world through a series of digital tutorials Now including a six-hour-long tutorial by Alan Moore which can be purchased[...]
Marvel To Publish Miracleman: The Golden Age, Still With No New Stuff
The story follows Alan Moore's conclusion his run He picked Neil Gaiman to follow him, and told him that he ended it with the world solved, no crime, no global problems, everyone happy, and no point in telling any more stories in the world Gaiman took that and ran with it There were three planned[...]
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And as part of the sales pitch for the book, Gibbons will talk about how his collaboration with Alan Moore came to an end Moore has spoken about this before, including to Bleeding Cool's Adi Tantimedh, now Gibbons will be telling his version. Dave Gibbons' Confabulation: An Anecdotal Autobiography For 2022 This comprehensive, in-depth, and personal journey through[...]