If you haven’t read The Killing Joke, prepare to have your mind blown. This slender, 64-page graphic novel by Alan Moore/Brian Bolland cemented the Joker as a sociopath on a rampage and almost shattered the lodestone from Batman’s moral compass. It was painful to read when it was released back in 1988. It still hurts […]
DC has been putting out animated features of its more famous comics since 2007, and most of them have been PG-13-rated fare. But their next animated film will be The Killing Joke, Alan Moore’s disturbing origin story of the Joker. As anybody who has ever read the graphic novel knows, it’s appropriate that that the film […]
I’ve been a Neil Gaiman fan for many years. I was the first person in the United States to own a copy of his novel, Neverwhere (I had actually bought it off of him after he had finished reading from it at a convention.) So when I say I have good news, I actually mean I have Gaimantastic news. Gaiman and DC Comics have announced that the author will be returning to The Sandman series he completed back in March 1996.
Alan Moore is one of my favorite comic book writers, and his wild, arcane imagination has given us some wonderful series, such as From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, which were adapted to the big screen. Moore has publicly condemned all of these adaptations…none of which he has ever seen (and has not accepted royalties from after a lawsuit concerning The League of Extraordinary Gentleman in 2003). Now he’s about to willingly put his name on a series of short films, Show Pieces.
When creative genius Alan Moore wrote V for Vendetta in 1982, he couldn’t have foreseen the rise of Anonymous, the online group of hacktivists who took up his protagonist’s facemask as their public identity. But Moore (who also wrote the brilliant Watchmen in 1986) is pleased that they did.
If you’ve been following geek news, you’ll know that DC Comics will be releasing a series of comic books, Before Watchmen. These books will be based on characters developed by Alan Moore in Watchmen, the 1986 graphic novel that became the standard by which all other graphic novels are now judged. And if you’ve been following geek news, you’ll also know that Moore is not happy with this prequel series–and neither are his many devout fans.