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.


Lady Trieu and Adrian Vedit meet on Watchmen, courtesy of HBO.

Watchmen: Nicole Kassell on Why It Takes Villains to Take Out Villains

Thankfully, we're able to take a break or our "will he/won't he" obsession over Damon Lindelof possibly returning to the universe of his "remix" pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore, David Gibbons, and John Higgins' comic book classic for a little more appreciation of the original series Currently streaming on HBO Max and set to hit Blu-ray and[...]

Damien Sung Films UK Lockdown, an Episodic Thriller on YouTube

Damien Sung Films UK Lockdown, an Episodic Thriller on YouTube

I first met filmmaker Damien Sung a few years ago, when he was filming an evening with Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins He's worked with Danny Boyle, Prince [hell, he lived with him], Peter Jackson, Alex Garland and more, and he directed the Unearthing movie based on the work of Moore and Jenkins He is[...]

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Dave Sim Goes Full Alan Moore Parody For Latest Cerebus In Hell

The one-shots have seen Cerebus rooming in Hell with the Coronavirus as Hell adapts to social distancing.[caption id="attachment_1202729" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dave Sim Goes Full Alan Moore Parody For Latest Cerebus In Hell Art from Aardvark-Vanaheim.[/caption]This new edition attempts to cram in all manner of Alan Moore-related storylines, including Marvelman, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Watchmen and[...]

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Swamp Thing Tries To Take Immortal Hulk's Clothes Back

Of late, Marvel's Immortal Hulk has been described as their version of Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, Rick Veitch and John Totleben's Swamp Thing Creating a horror comic with storylines ripped from the headlines and an overall environmental theme, as well as exploring power structures, activist movements, economic theory, a lot of body horror and what[...]

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Copy of Rarest Pulped League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1 Hits eBay

Time to rewrite the history books. League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen editor Scott Dunbier, now Special Projects Editor at IDW, is raising money for local San Diego comics people in need, associated with the current global situation. Which includes his decision to auction off the rarest League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen of all time and, until today, one […]

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Devs Is Extra Pulpy Science Fiction Taking Itself Way Too Seriously

Once again, Alan Moore, who explored this idea in the original Watchmen comic back in 1986, was ahead of the curve all along Lindelof and Garland, who definitely read the comic, have now taken up the challenge of trying to answer the Determinism vs Free Will question By the end, Devs takes the easy way[...]

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Bill Sienkiewicz Big Numbers Cover Revealed – and Up For Sale

This would have been the cover to an unpublished issue of Big Numbers by Alan Moore and Sienkiewicz The third issue of the unpublished comic book has been put together, lettered and recreated from photocopies but until now it did not have a cover That state of events may now have been repaired The current bid[...]

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Alan Moore's Original Proposal for America's Best Comics

A few days ago, IDW Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier posted the first page of an unpublished Alan Moore story for a long-forgotten Gen-13 Annual He came across the document when sorting papers and has been posting a few others since Including Alan Moore's original proposal for the ABC line, America's Best Comics Published by[...]

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JH Williams III Was Only Alan Moore's Fourth Choice to Draw Promethea

Scott Dunbier was the editor of Alan Moore's America's Best Comics line at WildStorm/DC Comics It wasn't the easiest of tasks In recent days, Dunbier has been sharing some of its history on social media Including encouraging people to guess who the three people who turned down drawing Promethea were, before JH Williams III accepted[...]

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First Page Of Alan Moore Gen 13 Script For DC Comics Revealed

Eight years ago, IDW editor Scott Dunbier talked about coming across an unfinished and unpublished Gen 13 script by Alan Moore Dunbier was Alan Moore's editor-of-choice when at WildStorm Gen-13 is the teen superhero team created by Jim Lee, Brandon Choi, and J Scott Campbell for WildStorm.Dunbier shared with us that he was going to[...]

Bryan Talbot Offers Free Comics Compilation Download

It includes rare stories written by the likes of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman as well as the first strips featuring Bryan's dimension-hopping character Luther Arkwright.  [caption id="attachment_993241" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Photo by Danacea[/caption] We'll let James speak for the website and the list of comics on offer.Announcing the Bryan Talbot free comics compilation! "As a little pick-me-up during the coronavirus lockdown,[...]




Alan Moore Feature Film, The Show, to Debut at SXSW 2020

SCOOP: Alan Moore's Feature Film, The Show, Has Premiere at SXSW 2020

Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins have been making the movie The Show for at least ten years It began life as a burlesque video that Mitch was making but got more elaborate as Alan Moore provided character, backstory, plot and dialogue, then spitting out five short films collectively dubbed Show Pieces, as well as the[...]

Alan Moore Calls Resident Alien 'A Pitch Perfect Narrative' – Will You Agree?

Alan Moore called it "a pitch-perfect narrative from two of my favourite creators." Jeff Lemire called it "One of the most charming and wonderful comics being published today." But hardly anyone reads it That is going to change, fast Resident Alien by Tom Strong's Peter Hogan and BoJeffries Saga's Steve Parkhouse is published by Dark Horse[...]

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's Cinema Purgatorio, In Comic Stores For April

So Cinema Purgatorio by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill is about a woman in purgatory, condemned to visit a very dodgy cinema, which shows movies that are familiar, but are analytical of movie form, culture and history We get the history of the Warner Brothers as if they were the Marz Brothers We see tales[...]

An Ending, A Beginning, And A Continuation

Three Comics: An Ending, A Beginning, And A Continuation

Leila del Duca does good work as well, considering Chris Roberson gives her a story set in a single room.The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Todd Klein, and Ben Dimagmaliw: Western comics’ most decorated writer and one of England’s most iconic pencillers complete their decades-in-the-making story[...]


Things To Do In London... If You Like Comics - January 2020

Things To Do In London… If You Like Comics – January 2020

6-8pm, The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia.Magic & Politics in Alan Moore's Lovecraft,  I will be discussing some of the less obvious ways in which Lovecraft has been deployed by one of Britain’s most prolific contemporary magicians - Matthew Green is Associate Professor in English Literature, Faculty of Arts at The University of Nottingham[...]