Tag: Alan Moore

2000 AD: The Real House of Ideas

Think about some of your favorite comics writers and artists: Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Simon Bisley. What do they have common besides being citizens of the UK? All of these comics creators cut their teeth writing for the British science fiction comics anthology 2000 AD. 2000 AD has come out every week since February 26, 1977 with a blend of eight… Read more →

Watchmen and the Never Ending Nature of Superhero Stories

A reason that superhero comics stories can be hard to get into are their long running nature. For example, if you’re a Superman fan and want to get into his comics, where do you start? Do you begin with Action Comics #1 from DC Comics’ recent New 52 reboot or Superman #1 or Superman Unchained from the same reboot? Or do you go further back and start with Grant Morrison and Frank… Read more →

What’s in a Name?

I’d like to start my first work for this blog to address something of a concern of mine which while I consider important, not necessarily interesting enough to go into outside of this type of format. As someone who’s been only really following comics for the last three to four years, one thing that’s always bothered me is the classification… Read more →

Death is the Only Escape in Watchmen

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been reading Watchmen for the first time, and I must say that I’m totally captivated by how dark the graphic novel is.  Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have a unique way of creating beauty through rather morbid storytelling—I can see how Watchmen sort of kick started the “Dark Age” of comic books in the… Read more →

Doctor Manhattan, are you Einstein?

Now, I know we began this conversation in class this week, but I couldn’t help but try and figure out why this quote was used.  At the end of chapter four, Moore inserts a quote by Einstein. The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind.… Read more →