It’s the Golden Age of Superhero Communism: Enter Miracleman by Gaiman & Buckingham

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This announcement is somewhat confusing, but so is the entire legacy of Miracleman, one of the most interesting heroes that Marvel has ever published. First off, the run with The Original Writer (Alan Moore) has come to an end with issue #16 that Marvel started printing after they acquired the rights to the character again. […]

Alan Moore Interview Part III – Jack the Ripper, Joyce Brabner, and a Swan-Shaped Pedalo

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Previous parts of this interview: Part I – Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Part II – Punk Rock, Crossed, and Providence. Now read on… PÓM: A few other things… Yes, now. Have you been following any of the latest revelations on Jack the Ripper? Do you keep […]

Alan Moore Interview Part II – Punk Rock, Crossed, and Providence

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Part I: Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is here. Now read on… PÓM: Actually, funnily enough, talking about Century, I do very much get the impression that, in the one set in 1969 – at the end of that it’s 1977, and it’s all very Punk Rock, and […]

Alan Moore Interview Part I – Steve Moore, River of Ghosts, The Show, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

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It’s the 26th of February, and the time is 7.00pm, the usual time for all my telephone interviews with Alan Moore, since the first one we did, back in March 2008. This is something like the eighth time I’ve interviewed him 1, but I still get nervous. There’s the usual fumbling around with a voice […]

Alan Moore’s Novel ‘Jerusalem’ will be published by Norton/Knockabout in 2016

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It’s some 600,000 1 million words long, he’s been working on it for over a decade…and Alan Moore’s epic novel Jerusalem is getting published next year. Knockabout will publish it in the UK while W.W. Norton imprint Liveright will publish it in the US. As described in many interviews, the novel involves Moore’s hometown of Northhampton […]

IDW Announces a Miracleman Artifact Edition: Buy Responsibly

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Miracleman, a character with one of the most fascinating back stories in comics chronicled in our own Poisoned Chalice pieces is getting an Artifact Edition from IDW. The collection was announced this morning from Comics Alliance, and contains 144 pages of sheer Alan Moore awesomeness. The hardcover is solicited as being $95, and features an orientation […]

Moore and O’Neill finish the Janni Dakkar trilogy with Nemo: River of Ghosts

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Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s Nemo trilogy wraps up in march with Nemo: River of Ghosts, recently acquired Top Shelf just announced. Like all of its Alan Moore publications, Knockabout will publish the book in the UK. The trilogy, which follows Captain Nemo’s daughter Janni, began in Heart of Ice, continued in The Roses of Berlin and wraps up here, with now aged Janni exploring the Amazon.

UPDATED: IDW acquires Top Shelf, from Alan Moore to Zander Cannon

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Well, bam, 2015 is off to a rousing start, with news breaking this morning that San Diego’s IDW has acquired Atlanta/PDX’s Top Shelf, with Top Shelf’s Chris Staros to remain as Editor in Chief, while partner Brett Warnock retires from comics to run a food and nature blog. Top Shelf will remain as a separate line at IDW, while Leigh Walton, Chris Ross and Zac Boone will all stay on at the new imprint.

Speaking of Alan Moore, what’s up with Electricomics

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Last May, Alan Moore announced he would be involved with a new line of digital comics called Electricomics. Given that Alan Moore is to computers as Daryl Dixon is to soap, this seemed counter intuitive, but it turns out his daughter Leah was very much involved in it. A line of comics was announced:

Alan Moore’s Jack the Ripper Saga From Hell in development for TV

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Now what was that I was just saying about non Marvel and DC properties getting a second look—or in the case of From Hell, a third look. The masterpiece by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell that followed the saga of Jack the Ripper in fascinating detail was already made into a movie starring Johnny Depp. But now it’s back in development as a TV show:

Alan Moore has finished first draft of 1 million+ word novel, ‘Jerusalem’

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Post by Alan Moore. According to the FB post from his daughter, Leah, Alan Moore has finished the first draft of his long gestating novel. Jerusalem, which he’s been talking about for years and years. It’s billed as the history of a small patch of Moore’ native Northhampton, with characters coming and going from history, […]

Marvel to publish never-seen Miracleman stories by Grant Morrison and Peter Milligan

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Although the Miracleman reprints by Marvel have more or less been business as usual and not the apocalypse, news of never-before seen Miracleman stories by Grant Morrison and Peter Milligan is still exciting. Vulture has the deets on a new Miracleman Annual #1 which will be out on December 31st and include a long-lost story […]

Commentary: The Continuing Marvel of Miracleman

by Sam Thielman [This article contains teeeeeeeny, tiny spoilers. Sooooooo small. Very little. Please read it anyway.] Eventually, in Alan Moore’s final story arc from Miracleman, our hero makes contact with an alien who, after a breakdown in communication, decides to literally take him to its leader. Before entering into the alien ruler’s chamber, however, […]

The one best Gerard Way on Alan Moore burn

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Umbrella Academy/Fabulous Killjoys author Gerard Way has been using his down time since disbanding My Chemical Romance to learn photoshop, apparently, and reacquaint himself with the pleasures of loving cats. Way is an avowed Grant Morrison fan—the Scottish writer appeared in several MCR videos—so his responding to the epic Alan Moore interview yesterday with a […]

Alan Moore’s seven most painful Grant Morrison burns

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By now you may have heard of the latest and possibly greatest Alan Moore interview, one in which he rides blazing over the fields of glory, a one man four riders of the apocalypse, over Grant Morrison and everything and anything to do with Morrison, including sometimes Beat contributor Laura Sneddon. The interview is conducted […]

Marvel releases first look at remastered Miracleman #1

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Finally, a look at the new “remastered” MIRACLEMAN #1 by Alan Moore (name removed at his own request so credited as THE ORIGINAL WRITER) and Garry Leach with Mick Anglo along for the ride. The new Marvel edition has modern computer coloring on some pages which leaves the art, if anything, flatter than the original, […]