This volume included all the stories from dc universe. Alan moore reveals david bowie wanted to play rorschach in. Last week, i wrote about his dc comics presents issue in which the man of steel sort of. Zu beginn seiner karriere zeichnete moore kurze strips fur zeitschriften. Whatever happened to the man of tomorrow is possibly one of the most influential and prominent superman tales ever written in the history of that character. Alan moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as watchmen, v for vendetta, swamp thing and miracleman. The new frontier by darwyn cooke trade paperback, feb. Brits like alan moore and grant morrison always read too much class stuff into superman.
In 2012, a hardcover entitled dc universe by alan moore 464 pages, isbn 1401233392 was released. The five alan moore comics you must read show hide. The dc universe by alan moore includes not only some of the dc universes finest stories, tygers and mogo for green lantern, but it also has some of the best superman stories to ever be printed. This is our collection of stories written by alan moore. Moore s efforts outside superheroics, such as from hell, lost girls and a. Whatever happened to the man of tomorrow 1986 moore s quintessential superman. The artist, who passed away in 1996, left dc with such a wealth. The stories of alan moore isbn 9781401209278 is a 2006 trade paperback collection of comic books written by alan moore for dc. Image courtesy dc comics from mindwarping revisions of comic book heroes in.
Grant morrison talks brainy comics, sexy apocalypse wired. Alan moore at the internet speculative fiction database. Alan moore was going to write a superman ongoing title after crisis. The stories of alan moore which contained all of the same stories except for whatever happened to the man of tomorrow. Alan moore only wrote three proper superman stories although he would revisit many of the characters tropes with supreme for image comics in the late 90s, but theyre all essential reading. It contains the first appearance of the black mercy, an extraterrestrial, magical plantlike organism that, upon it attaching parasitically to its victims, exhibits enjoyable hallucinogenic effects onto the victims minds. Alan moore, dave gibbonsdc comics rorschachs final act of watchmen, in which he refuses to keep ozymandias hoax a secret, is considered. The final league of extraordinary gentlemen from top shelfknockabout and cinema purgatorio from bleeding cool.
From 1983 to 1988 moore wrote for some of the main titles of the publisher of legends, like superman, batman and green lantern, reimagined. He is also the mastermind behind the americas best comics line, through which he has created along with many talented illustrators the league of extraordinary gentlemen, promethea, tom strong. Alan moore, which include the bestselling watchmen and the superman. Meanwhile, british writer alan moore had reenergized the minor horror. Doctor manhattan has been manipulating the dc universe since flashpoint, and the godlike watchmen protagonists hand has dramatically shaped the lives of batman, superman, the flash, and more. This week, in honor of the four hundredth edition of comic book. The story served as a wrapup on roughly fifty years of superman continuity prior to the postcrisis relaunch of the character, in which dc reset his backstory. Although supreme was originally a violent, egotistical superman archetype, he was retooled by alan moore as a tribute to mort weisingers silver age superman. A very interesting take on the last days of the original superman. Alan moore had written superman comics before, of course. Over his long career, he brought realism to superhero comics and imbued his realistic dramas with a sense of supernatural wonder. He is also the mastermind behind the americas best comics line, through which he has created along with many talented illustrators the league of extraordinary gentlemen, promethea, tom strong, tomorrow stories and top ten.
Supreme was violent, brutal, aloof, with a massive ego, made no attempt to connect with humanity or live as a human, and was. If you find an issue, episode, film, or other story in the database that is not shown here, please edit that page adding alan moore as one of the writers. Recently, alan moore announced his retirement from comics. Dave gibbons is a british comic book artist, writer, and letterer, born on april 14. Dc comics curt swan, one of the artists most responsible for defining the look of superman, was born 100 years ago today. To admit i felt decidedly out of place calling one of comics best writers to discussugh. Comics and national periodical publications, the logo supermandc was used. The killing joke by alan moore and brian bolland illustrator.
The latter has helped to shape the modern comic book medium over the years and continues to be dissected to this day. Allstar superman by grant morrison and frank quitely trade paperback, dec. The killing joke has become one the most influential and debated stories ever published by dc. Give our search a try, take a look at the menu to the left to see how you can help us improve the site, or use to track and manage your comic collection. It arguably set the stage for the later tone of the 90s comics, though that is more of a case of writers completely missing the boat on what alan moore was doing in writing mot. Alan moore born november 18, 1953 in northampton, united kingdom is an english comic book writer, best known for writing oneshots and miniseries watchmen, v for vendetta, from hell, the league of extraordinary gentlemen and batman. Alan moore has retired from writing comic books as planned. Dc comics copublishers dan didio and jim lee have confirmed that the upcoming doomsday clock event is a sequel to alan moore and dave gibbons iconic 1986 limited comic book series and later graphic novel, watchmen. Gcd grand comics database the grand comics database is a nonprofit.
Moore is an english comic book writer who first made a name for himself with 2000ad and marvel uk, before moving on to dc comics, where he. For the man who has everything manages to humanize the man of tomorrow and make a point about how supermans origin of the destruction of krypton is just as tragic as batmans parents getting killed. In this story, wonder woman, batman, and robin visit superman on his birthday, only. The stories of alan moore isbn 9781401209278 is a 2006 trade paperback collection of comic books written by alan moore for dc comics from 1985 to 1988, published by titan books. Kevin nixonsfx magazine with his legendary run of comicbook writing in the 1980s, writer alan moore changed the way we think about superheroes.
Thanks to the grand comics database for this weeks covers. No stranger to taking on weird projects in the 90s postspeculator boom, perhaps moore s finest work slumming it with liefeld, jim lee and company is his tenure with supreme, liefelds blatant superman standin. Moore s most significant batman related work is batman. The plot moves along at a good pace and is filled with supermans greatest foes. Crossed plus one hundred annotations index the periodic. Alan moore is currently writing two comic book projects for artist kevin oneill. All of this is unlikely to sit well with watchmen cocreator alan moore, if indeed he muster, at this point, the outrage to object moore has been a vocal critic of dcs handling of watchmen, notably. Superman at the comic book db retrieved june, 2008. However, moore is still open to talking about the history of his comic and even recently revealed to bleeding cool that david bowie wanted to play rorschach at one point. Spawn wildcats comic issue 1 modern age first print 1996 alan moore clark regla. Crossed plus one hundred stories by alan moore and gabriel andrade. Alan moore, the creator of such legendary comics as from hell, v for vendetta, and watchmen has officially retired from the comic book industry with the release of the final issue of the league of extraordinary gentlemen, volume iv. Supreme is a fictional superhero created by rob liefeld and published by image comics 199296 and 2012, followed by maximum press 199698, awesome entertainment 19992000, and arcade comics 2006. He wrote the story for the superman annual comic book for the man who has everything, upon which the justice league unlimited episode was based.
Superman comic book adaptations of the movies 19781987 dc comics lot of 7. This collection is a replacement for the earlier across the universe. Alan moore on why superhero fans need to grow up, brexit. November 1953 in northampton, northamptonshire, england ist ein. When irwin is signing his comics at the comiccon, young artists often ask for advice.
For the man who has everything manages to humanize the man of tomorrow and make a point about how superman s origin of the destruction of krypton. If you actually read the original stories he either gets corrupt rich people to reform their ways or gets them tossed into prison if their crimes were intentionally evil rather than just negligent or uncaring. Superman mourns batmans death in this exclusive first look at the hardcover jacket for final crisis, due in june. Comics research libraries and online resources graphic novels. Dc adds watchmen, the dark knight returns, allstar. Dc comics doomsday clock is a watchmen sequel screen rant. Superman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero widely considered to be one of. Supreme is a comic book superhero created by rob liefeld who has gone through two distinct phases of existence originally, supreme was a grim 90s antihero who had a very similar power set and appearance to classic superman, but none of his morality or humility. Superheroes a cultural catastrophe, says comics guru. Dc comic book with superman and lois lane dressed in a bridal gown. The grand comics database gcd is a nonprofit, internetbased organization of international volunteers dedicated to building an open database covering all printed comics throughout the world.
And if you have been itching for another superman story from alan moore, well, thats just what you. Alan moore born 18 november 1953 is an english writer known primarily for his work in comic books including watchmen, v for vendetta, the. Alan moores watchmen feud with dc comics, explained. Presaging the lovingly pulp touch of his later americas best comics line, moore s twentytwo issue run on supreme, through. Superman 423 whatever happened to the man of tomorrow.419 1075 202 994 981 1434 1410 725 260 1035 48 156 1373 962 1167 1079 910 273 336 4 1306 915 997 30 904 754 233 434 713 22 777 917 1128 967 1062 403 628