1963 #2

Dec. 11th, 2016 09:12 pm
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"I'd been working outside super-heroes for a long time. When I returned to them I felt that I'd probably prefer that super-heroes have all of the energy that I remember from the comics of my youth; sort of less of that misery that Watchmen, in part, had brought to them. So yeah, that was probably part of the decision to have some fun with an older style of comics in 1963."

- Alan Moore


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1963 #1

Dec. 10th, 2016 09:31 pm
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THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR: What exactly made those classic Marvel stories so revolutionary? Was it that the storytelling was more mature than DC?

ALAN MOORE: An extra dimension had been added to both the storytelling and the art. In a sense the DC characters at the time were archetypes to a certain degree. Archetype means they are one-dimensional. Stan Lee and his collaborators in terms of the story overlaid a second dimension of character. He gave them a few human problems. These weren't three-dimensional characters but they were of a dimension more than what we'd been used to, and something about the art kind of corresponded with that. With Kirby there was a level of attention to detail and texture and intensity about the art that seemed to give another dimension to the super-hero—to the comic book—than what was used at the time. It just seemed to be much more visceral, much more real. The Human Torch finding the Sub-Mariner in a bowery slum; that kind of had a visceral reality to it that was much more engaging.


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I've always found this scene from Watchmen, particularly the closing speech from Dr. Manhattan, to be particularly touching as well as life-affirming.

Major spoilers if you haven't read it.

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This comes from Vader's Quest #1. It's now under the "Legends" line which basically means it was thrown out of continuity after Mickey Mouse took over but it's still a neat scene IMO. 

Warning for some blood/violence.

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I realize I am probably opening up a huge can of worms by posting this. I am not trying to romanticize or underplay the Comedian's early actions here in any way, shape or form. They are horrible and reprehensible. That being said I did find the relationship between him and Sally Jupiter to be an interesting one, in part because so much of it happens offscreen and is never explained beyond some vague hints.

I imagine that most of you are already familiar with Watchmen so I won't go into too much context as for the rest of the story outside of this.

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Oct. 12th 1985 is a very special date for me. For one, it's the date of my birth. But it's also the date that Moore and Gibbons' amazing maxi-series Watchmen begins. This October being Villains Being Awesome month, and today my special day, I wanted to showcase the one indisputable point where a controversial "villain" does an amazing bit of presentation and achieves what was for so long in comics a conventional taboo.

Spoilers for Watchmen (why haven't you read it yet?)

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair. )

11 pages from 36 page Watchmen #11

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