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.
Legendary comics artist Bryan Talbot is offering a free download of his rare comics on his official website! This is a gift for everyone stuck in self-isolation. Head over to bryan-talbot.com and you can download a PDF or CBR file of over 90 pages of comics drawn by Bryan. It includes rare stories written by the likes […]
Okay, time for some light coronavirus reading. Twilight of the Superheroes was a series proposal for DC Comics by Alan Moore, written around 1985 and 1986. Differences between Moore and DC, principally over the rights to Watchmen and V For Vendetta, saw him withdraw from the project. It was never published, though aspects have appeared […]
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, Alan Moore wrote and drew a cartoon strip called Maxwell The Magic Cat for his local newspaper Northants Post under the pseudonym Jill de Ray. An inventive, surreal and innovative strip, he had to stop when his career really took off, and a few years later, […]
This weekend saw the arrival of a new DC 100-Page Giant, From Beyond The Unknown. It won't be in comic book stores for about five weeks, but here's a glimpse ahead of what lies inside the pages – three new stories and three reprints. And it begins with A-List artist Kenneth Rocafort telling a Green […]
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 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 […]
I was just discussing this comic in the pub last night. See if I can remember what I said. 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 […]
Hellboy Winter Special 2019 by Mike Mignola, Márk László, Dave Stewart, Chris Roberson, Leila del Duca, Michelle Madsen, Scott Allie, Andrea Mutti, Lee Loughridge, and Clem Robins: The real find here is Márk László, who's exaggerated style in "The Miser's Gift" feels like a revelation. Hopefully, Dark Horse can find a Hellboy spinoff for László, […]
Now that HBO's wonderfully authorized pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book series Watchmen has been unveiled to the world – the world likes what it sees from Damon Lindelof's "remix". Even die-hard Watchmen purists appear to be slowly coming around – as they should. So much so that the series fought […]
Things to do in London in January 2020… if you like comics, of course. And live in, or can get to, that there London. Exhibitions followed by events… let us know if we missed any. Exhibitions: Comic Creators: The Famous and the Forgotten. Special exhibition explores and celebrates the world of comics – from Aly […]
Here you go folks, in full, the Top 100 Power List of Comics, 2019 Edition. Every year, Bleeding Cool runs its Top 100 Power List of members of the English-speaking comic book industry, weighted towards the direct market. It is judged by all manner of attributes, the ability to influence what comics exist and sell, […]
Now that HBO's wonderfully authorized pseudo-sequel to [REDACTED] and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book series Watchmen has been unveiled to the world – the world likes what it sees from Damon Lindelof's "remix". Even die-hard Watchmen purists appear to be slowly coming around – as they should. Now we've reached season/series finale "See How They […]
This Wednesday will be one of the bigger shipping weeks in the direct market for comic books stores. And this is just one of the many reasons why. Doomsday Clock #12, the final issue of the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published by DC Comics. Man, I'm going to miss […]
The New York Times has released its latest graphic novel bestseller list, and joining Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier, and Raina Telgemeier is Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal work Watchmen (not to be confused with Moore's fish-semenal work, Neonomicon). Watchmen takes fifth place on the list, spurred by interest […]
I have been an admirer of the work of Alan Moore, before I knew who he was, that he was the one who wrote my favourite Captain Britain and 2000AD stories. When I picked up Warrior Magazine and was reading it for V For Vendetta and Marvelman, they mentioned his name and what else he wrote, […]
Now that HBO's wonderfully authorized pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book series Watchmen has been unveiled to the world – it seems the world's liking what they're seeing so far from Damon Lindelof's "remix". Even die-hard Watchmen purists appear to be slowly coming around – and they should. Bleeding Cool didn't […]
Britain is in the heat of a General Election, three weeks away now. We just had the first live television debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, of the Labour Party. Three years ago, before the General Election of 2017, comic book writer, novelist, screenwriter, […]
Watchmen Episode 5, "Little Fear of Lightning" was full of Idiot Ball moments that finally lost me. I'd been expecting an episode like this to come along. Somehow, many TV shows often ends up doing this to make things easier for the writers and audience to understand the Evil Plot of the Bad Guys. In […]
Bleeding Cool has already published future spoiler teasers from episodes 6,7,8 and 9 of HBO's authorised TV sequel to Watchmen. But it's not just the work of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons that has been reinterpreted by Damon Lindelof for the small screen. Grant Morrison has had a fractious relationship with Alan Moore, most publically […]
Now that HBO's pseudo-sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' celebrated comic book series Watchmen has been unveiled to the world – it seems the world's liking what they're seeing so far from Damon Lindelof's "remix". Even die-hard Watchmen purists appear to be slowly coming around – and they should. Bleeding Cool didn't exactly pull […]