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Matters of Perspective

January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

So the new year’s been a long one thus far here on the nerd farm. Too much to tend to, not enough time to write. That’s less true now, though it may be another week yet before we’re back up to the rate of posting we were at last year. But a window of opportunity has opened, and I thought it might be nice to get caught up on all the funnybooks that have come out the last couple-three weeks. Or at least the more interesting ones. Or whatever I’ve got energy for. Which is [...]

Alan Moore’s Immortal Love

December 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

Hey, remember how we were supposed to get a vinyl 7-inch included as part of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier? I mean, I know it’s been a while. Five years, to be precise. But surely you remember Black Dossier: You know. The sourcebook? The odd man out of the League volumes? The one with the startling 3D section that allows you to see things best left unseen? The one with the Tijuana Bible based on 1984? Ah, that’s right. It took the porn to bring it all back. [...]

Alan Moore Double Feature

November 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Alright, so just to get the taste of Sapphire Excellente out of your mouth… …(phrasing which puts a whole other, far more disturbing, image into my head)… …here’s the Alan Moore / Mitch Jenkins short film Act of Faith, in its entirety, for free on the interwebs:   And when you’re done with that, you can also watch their film Jimmy’s End, also in its entirety, and also for free on the interwebs:   The two films deal with the same events from [...]

Remember, Remember…

November 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

It’s the Fifth of November, aka Guy Fawkes Day, and so we’re taking a look at Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta. V is Moore’s other 80s masterpiece, the stickier, more complicated one that doesn’t get talked about as much. It’s an enthusiastic, if cautionary, argument for anarchy, built around the iconography of England’s best-remembered homegrown terrorist and his Gunpowder Plot to blow up Parliament. Originally a celebration of the [...]

Heading to Jimmy’s End

November 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

As longtime visitors to the Dork Forty may know, we think rather highly of Mr. Alan Moore, and think rather less than highly of his treatment at the hands of DC Comics. Our scorn extends the movies made, against his wishes, out of Watchmen and V for Vendetta (though the latter of those very nearly gets it right). It also includes the movies made with his consent, but not his involvement, out of books like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (which is particularly bad) and From Hell (which [...]

Snapshot: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009

June 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

A new Alan Moore comic is rare and wonderful thing that demands both immediate attention and thoughtful analysis. Here’s the former… – First off… It’s good. OH so good. Just a very well-crafted magical adventure comic, with a nasty black sense of humor and a sense of its characters that’s deeper than this first look is really designed to discuss. Moore and O’Neill are both at the top of their games here, and that’s always good to see. If you [...]

Linkblogging Will Commence in Three… Two… One…

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

I don’t post links all that often, just ’cause… I dunno… I like to hear myself talk, I guess. But tonight I ran across a run of stuff I just wanted to share with somebody… anybody… who I thought might appreciate it. So let’s see how this goes. First up, over at Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon interviews Ed Brubaker about the impending end of his nearly-eight-year-long run on Captain America, the happy success of Dork Forty favorite Fatale, the Before [...]

Franchise Opportunities Available: Before Watchmen and the Evil That Comics Do

June 11, 2012 // 7 Comments

Two things happened this past Wednesday: a new Darwyn Cooke comic came out, and I got a Kenneth Branagh movie in the mail from Netflix. Normally, that would be a highlight of my week; I love both those guys, and always look forward to new work from them. But the comic was Before Watchmen, and the movie was Thor. So I found that I just didn’t care. Actually, that’s not true. I did care. I cared about the men who created both of those concepts, and how they got lied to and ripped off [...]

And Another Thing…

May 3, 2012 // 2 Comments

Last night, I was so taken aback by the sheer “Yeah, DC is evil” attitude of this week’s Action Comics #9 that I completely neglected to mention two very important things about the issue. Number one, it stars the Superman of Earth 23, who is black and the president of the United States. Which, you know, cool. Worth picking up for that alone, I think. But number two, I can’t help seeing President Superman’s costume… …as being at least [...]