Alan Moore

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.


2000 AD: Future Shocks Radio is Live with Alan Moore Christmas Story

2000 AD: Future Shocks Radio is Live with Alan Moore Christmas Story!

Konnie Huq, Rufus Hound, Al Murray, and Janet Ellis are just some of the celebrity voices behind Future Shocks Radio - a brand new series of audio adaptations of classic 2000 AD stories![caption id="attachment_1310109" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Future Shocks Radio logo[/caption]The first episode went live on the app on Monday 14 December and is a Christmas-themed adaptation of 'One[...]

Zack Snyders Watchmen Button Up For Auction Today

Zack Snyder's Watchmen Button Up For Auction, Today

The blood-spattered smiley button from the 2009 adaptation of Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons The actual button used in the movie, worn by The Comedian, and picked up by Rorschach and appearing prominently in all marketing for the film This should be going for big bucks at Comic Connect as the auction comes to[...]

Alan Moore Faxed Gen-13 Script Now At $2500 On eBay

Alan Moore Faxed Gen-13 Script Now At $2500 On eBay

And Scott Dunbier was the point man for publishing Alan Moore's ABC line of comic books, including Top Ten, Tomorrow Stories, Tom Strong, Promethea and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Then Scott Dunbier was fired over the breakdown regarding the publication of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier.But he still has some stuff from[...]

Hachette Launches DC Comics Collections With Neil Gaiman Alan Moore

Hachette Launches DC Comics Collections With Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore

This could make collector's lives even more confusing.[caption id="attachment_1302812" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hachette Launches DC Comics Collections With Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore[/caption]DC HEROES AND VILLAINS COLLECTION VOLUME 1 - BATMAN: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CAPED CRUSADER? HC (W) Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore (A) Andy Kubert, Simon Bisley, Mark Buckingham From the fertile imaginations of Neil Gaiman (Sandman) and[...]

What Does Marvel 616 Actually Mean We Explain Again

What Does Marvel 616 Actually Mean? We Explain Again

he gets a Thanks credit on the show.He did got an interview on Marvel.com a few days ago, where they only used illustrative pages written by Alan Moore We'll get to that.Once upon a time, in 1981, Dave Thorpe was writing original Captain Britain comic strips for Marvel UK's monthly Marvel Superheroes title, drawn by[...]

Six Hours To Go On Kickstarter For Alan Moores Complete Providence

Six Hours To Go On Kickstarter For Alan Moore's Complete Providence

Yesterday was Alan Moore's birthday Today is the final day that one of his final comic books, Providence, will be available on Kickstarter, including its signed editions, with 6 hours to go Providence Compendium, the complete collection of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' Providence, a reinventing and encapsulating of the stories of HP Lovecraft for[...]

Pokémon GO X-Men &#038 Transformers The Daily LITG 19th November 2020

Pokémon GO, X-Men & Transformers, The Daily LITG 19th November 2020

From Pokémon GO, X-Men and Transformers to Alan Moore's birthday - The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. Daily LITG: Pokémon GO, X-Men and Transformers - The ten most-read stories yesterday... [caption id="attachment_1297103" align="aligncenter" width="350"][...]

Happy Birthday Alan Moore The Daily LITG 18th November 2020

Happy Birthday Alan Moore, The Daily LITG, 18th November 2020

From Pokémon GO, X-Men and Transformers to Alan Moore's birthday - The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. Daily LITG: Pokémon GO, X-Men and Transformers - The ten most-read stories yesterday... What you were reading[...]

Providence: A Look Back at Alan Moores Ultimate Lovecraft Story

Providence: A Look Back at Alan Moore's Ultimate Lovecraft Story

Avatar Press owns Bleeding Cool, and as they launched a Kickstarter to publish the single collection of Alan Moore’s Providence, I was asked to review Providence now that time has passed since its initial publication since so few reviews were ever published I didn’t need an excuse to read it again, but it’s always fun[...]

Earth Exceptionalism In The DC Omniverse

"Earth Exceptionalism" In The DC Omniverse

After the events of the New 52, with 52 alternate universes, the DC universe was Earth-Prime, and the differences between realities was all down to what was happening on Earth, despite each reality containing an entire universe.It took a Brit, Alan Moore, to declare that the Marvel UK universe he was writing in, was Earth[...]

Mad Jim Jaspers And The Fury Appear In Todays X Of Swords: Stasis

Mad Jim Jaspers And The Fury Appear In Today's X Of Swords: Stasis

In the Chris Claremont series X-Men: Die By The Sword, he gets Jim Jaspers to create a bevy of Furies and, yes, that's a point, maybe it's time to re-read that series given its title. Mad Jim Jaspers was a character created by Dave Thorpe and Alan Davis for the Captain Britain comic in Marvel UK series Marvel Superheroes. The character[...]

How The Three Jokers Rewrites The Killing Joke (BIG SPOILERS)

How The Three Jokers Rewrites The Killing Joke (BIG SPOILERS)

Bleeding Cool told you yesterday that Batman: The Three Jokers #3 by Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok worked as a direct sequel to Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland Here's where it breaks down most visibly Big spoilers going in, you have been warned.[caption id="attachment_1286997" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Batman: The Three Jokers.[/caption]So[...]

Three Jokers Book 3 &#8211 And Punchline &#8211 Are Sequels To The Killing Joke

Three Jokers Book 3 – And Punchline – Are Sequels To The Killing Joke

In that original comic, written by Alan Moore, the story of a failing stand-up comedian who gets used as a gangster patsy, The Red Hood, taken down by Batman, and suffering the death of his family, sending him insane, this was seen as coming from an unreliable narrator The Killing Joke was an origin but[...]

Alan Moores Providence Compendium On Kickstarter With Signed Copies

Alan Moore's Providence Compendium On Kickstarter With Signed Copies

Providence Compendium, the complete collection of Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' Providence, a reinventing and encapsulating of the stories of HP Lovecraft for a modern - and post-modern generation, has hit Kickstarter, for publication in March/April 2021 Published by Avatar Press, who also publish Bleeding Cool, includes a level for signed volumes which, unless you[...]

Rorschach #1 Kills Steve Ditko &#8211 HIs Alt Version Anyway

Rorschach #1 Kills Steve Ditko – HIs Alt Version Anyway

That’s the mystery to be unraveled in the comic.In the original Watchmen series, Rorschach was Alan Moore’s commentary on Ditko’s Mr A character, taking the absolutist black-white moral stance of the character to its logical conclusion It was Moore’s opinion that such a character would likely be psychotic, deeply alienated, dangerously violent, and smelled bad[...]

Alan Moores Complete Providence Compendium &#8211 Order Now

Alan Moore's Complete Providence Compendium – Order Now

The Providence Compendium collection, collecting Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' 12-issue HP Lovecraft epic was meant to have been published this year, but has now been rescheduled for February/March 2021 But are taking orders now.[caption id="attachment_1280529" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Alan Moore's Complete Providence Compendium - Order Now[/caption]Avatar Press, who also publish Bleeding Cool, have confirmed details[...]

Is Tom King Making The New Rorschach Alan Moore (Spoilers)

Is Tom King Making The New Rorschach, Alan Moore? (Spoilers)

Which means a comic book creator from yesteryear is the new Rorschach.[caption id="attachment_1229217" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Rorschach #2 art by Jorge Fornes.[/caption]As for Pontius Pirate, his comic book creation, in other promotional artwork, we have seen that is being made into a movie.[caption id="attachment_1271041" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rorschach #1 art by Jorge Fornes.[/caption]DC Comics and Alan Moore[...]

Eddie Campbell Speaks on his &#038 Alan Moores From Hell: Master Edition

Eddie Campbell Speaks on his & Alan Moore's From Hell: Master Edition

The graphic novel in question is one of the most respected and beloved examples of the medium: From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell IDW Publishing's Top Shelf has joined with Campbell for this new version of the classic, fully restored and with color added, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the book with From Hell: Master[...]

Alan Moore on Superheroes Comics and Making A Million Dollar Movie

Alan Moore on Superheroes, Comics and Making A Million Dollar Movie

Alan Moore has conducted an interview with Tom Grater at Deadline, to promote the screening of his long-awaited new movie, The Show, screening at the Sitges International Film Festival this week - and meant to be online now, though I confess, I can't actually find out how to access it Any help? As ever, Alan[...]

First-Look Trailer For Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins Movie The Show

First-Look Trailer For Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins' Movie, The Show

Here's a first-look trailer for the movie The Show, written by and co-starring Alan Moore, directed by Mitch Jenkins and starring Tom Burke, Siobhan Hewlett, Ellie Bamber, Darrell D'Silva, Richard Dillane, Christopher Fairbank, and Sheila Atim It will premiere next week in the Official Selection for the 53rd Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de[...]