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We will also, in our highly diverse presentation, be paying tribute to all of the genuinely marvellous things that attracted us to the comic medium in the first place, while at the same time, in our story’s content and implications we will hopefully be explaining – in an entertaining fashion – exactly why we cannot bear to remain involved in the comic field for a moment longer. - Alan Moore




















And the issue's back up story, "Captives of the Creepyverse!" starring Mina's 1960s superhero team, the Seven Stars:







Date: 2019-02-08 03:41 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
The series has gotten a lot better, largely because it entirely fails to live up to the second part of Alan's description. There's plenty of wonder and fun here and very little that's a convincing argument for giving up on the comics form.

Alan, you're 65. You don't need a principled-sounding rationale to retire from comics. You can just, you know, do it. "I'm old" is enough! No one will question it!

Date: 2019-02-08 07:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
I agree this volume is a big improvement so far over Volume 3: Century. The humour and playfulness are back, and apart from the unfortunate reappearance of the "Gally-wag" there's a marked reduction in "offensive for its own sake, and to spite the critics" content.

As for Moore's above rationale for retiring from comics, I'd take that with a grain of salt, because elsewhere he's said that he's done pretty much all he feels capable of doing within the medium, and would like now to concentrate on his prose as well as media, such as film, that he hasn't tried yet.

Date: 2019-02-08 01:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
I'd pay to see Alan Moore's architecture work.

Date: 2019-02-08 01:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
Oh hell yes. They finally dramatized Orlando's duel above the Paris opera? I may actually be taking an interest in LoEG again.

Date: 2019-02-08 04:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lordultimus
Wait, if LOEG vol 1 and 2 isn't steampunk, what is it?

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