Tag Archives: Alan Moore

Wizard’s Best Comic Book Creators Circa 2000

I’ve posted a few things from Wizard #105, where they went with a lot of rankings (characters, comic book stories, etc.) They also had a top ten creators (technically, a top 13 since it included three pairings.) I wouldn’t call … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Favorite Comic Book Writers

I spent way too much time thinking about something others might rattle off very quickly: who my favorite comic book writers are, and what it would take to displace them. This was based on a comment on a message board … Continue reading

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Alan Moore on Three-Dimensional Characters

This seems appropriate to post on Moore’s 60th Birthday. Alan Moore had some interesting thoughts on the subject in an essay he wrote in 1985, later published by Avatar Press as Writing for Comics. The approach to characterization in comics has … Continue reading

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Alan Moore 101

There’s an easy measure of the best talent in an art form. How do they dominate Best Of lists? Shigeru Miyamato’s name pops up a lot if you’re looking at a tally of the most acclaimed video games. Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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Wizard’s 25 Greatest Comic Book Moments Circa 1998

Back in 1998, the now defunct Wizard magazine published their list of the 25 Greatest Comic Book Moments. It was fantastic. This list includes spoilers for Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight, Wolfman/ Perez’s Teen Titans, Crisis of Infinite Earths, Daredevil: Born … Continue reading

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Comic Books Read in April 2013

It seems certain I’ll finish my goal of reading 2013 comic books in 2013. The Grendel: Hunter Rose Omnibus included the one-shot Devil by the Deed, the two anthology mini-series Black, White and Red #1-4 and Grendel: Red, White & Black #1-4, and … Continue reading

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Batman 101: Introduction to the Dark Knight

It’s probably easier to introduce Batman to a new reader than any other comic book character. There are three self-contained stories that are at the top of any “Best Of” list—among the five best comic books ever according to a … Continue reading

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