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Right about now, I'm at exactly the right age to start pursuing all the Classics in comic-book history in hopes that I'll become better at winning arguments with other comic book nerds on the Internet. And when it comes to the Classics, there's only one name for someone as myopic as me: Alan Moore.

Sure, Moore's star has faded for many fans today, but his mastery over dialogue, pacing, and plotting alike still leaves roughly 80% of comic-book creators today in the dust, and I've never read more than a fraction of his work. No time like the present to fix that.

And since I'm an obsessive little bastard, I insist on poring over (almost) every little bit of Mr. Moore's extensive bibliography, starting from the very beginning. I'd originally planned on doing this series in strict chronological order, but I quickly realized that that wouldn't quite work, so I'm doing it by franchise instead - though still in rough chronological order. And because all reading and no discussion makes Lego go crazy, I invite all of you well-read S_D'ers to come read along with me.

We'll be beginning with his five backup strips for Doctor Who, a series that I know and cherish well, as is mandatory of every geek on the Internet. Seriously, it's about a space cop who goes flying around in a phone booth fighting the Borg, right? Right?

Behind the cut: my first real contact with Doctor Who. Thanks, Alan! )
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Some of the very, very best artwork David Lloyd has ever done, and a chilling story. In the real world.

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While I've tried to cover some of the breadth of the UK comics industry circa 1983 in my previous posts, many US fans think of a handful of creators when they say "British comics." And I know a few of you have been anxiously awaiting a post that would include one of them. Handily, the first three stories in "Warrior" #10 were all written by Alan Moore.



Alan Moore, Alan Moore, riding through the glen )

Next time: Three more stories, not by Alan Moore.

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character: Miracleman/Mickey Moran
creator: Alan Davis
creator: Alan Moore
creator: David Lloyd
creator: Garry Leach
medium: British comics
publisher: Quality Communications
title: Miracleman
title: V For Vendetta
title: Warpsmith
title: Warrior
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In solidarity with and support for the people of Iran, a moment of melodramatic liberation from Moore & Lloyd: the climax to V For Vendetta that the makers of the film didn't think was good enough.
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The Essence of V FOR VENDETTA's Adam Susan and V. And for that matter, totalitarianism vs. anarchy.

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