I’ve been on an Alan Moore binge recently and I’ve been getting into his rough cuts – and that term is going to bother a lot of people because when I say rough cuts, I mean his non-DC Comics stuff. If you bring Moore up to the average non-comics reader he is the Watchmen guy or the Swamp Thing guy or sometimes the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen guy. And then they usually make a comment about him being angry, especially about Watchmen or the movies and that is why I am here to say Alan Moore is a fun guy. I am here to remind you that a guy who is famous about shooting Barbara Gordon, for having brutally real characters – he is a hilarious guy.
Tom Strong, Top Ten and even to a lesser degree, LoEG, you have Moore’s America’s Best Comic Books taking us away from the stereotype of Moore’s dark and wizardly stereotype. Here Moore is cracking jokes which is amazing, showing hope and generally believing in the future, believing in people doing good and painting something bright and fun. Something that we haven’t seen most comics executed as well or while adding heart and depth. If Alan Moore did Deadpool it would be a ribald tale that would actually progress the character but I am getting away from myself.
Have Alan Moore singing about some Sinister Ducks.
Yes, that is Alan Moore singing about ducks!
The next book you get should be Top Ten or Tom Strong or anything but the same old darkness!