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This review is from: Alan Moore: Storyteller (Hardcover)As someone who encountered Moore at just the right age- I remember picking up Warrior issue 1 as a teenager and it being a revelation, I've inevitably followed his work for good (From Hell) and bad (his Image and Awesome work). In recent years I've often found the Moore interview as entertaining a read as any fiction he might have come up with. He is always worth listening to even if he is blathering on about magic (or should that have a y in it?) or the fact it is his principles that have led him to fall out with all of the major comics publishers. Moore is a terrific raconteur and Milledge gives him plenty of opportunity to do just that. The simple prose means you can hear that Northampton accent with extraordinary clarity as you gallop through his body of work.
It serves as a good companion to the Twomorrows book The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore: Indispensable Edition and Milledge's book celebrating Moore on his 50th birthday a few years back. As another reviewer comments, it isn't a full biography, but in many ways it is enough to draw a picture of the dope smoking hippy who has an innate ability to combine words and pictures so that they are as as powerful as some the finest works of fiction of the last century.
All it is perhaps missing is getting Moore to reflect that he may have, on occasion, overreacted to situations and that there are artists/ editors (Dez Skinn excepted - he really is a shark!) that he no longer considers friends that really, if everyone could be a little more grown up, might be collaborators with him again. However, Alan Moore is important because of his humanity and who said humans ever had to act rationally?
One final word of warning, whilst a handsome coffee table volume, remember to put it on the top shelf when the in-laws visit, otherwise they may get slightly confused by the pages on his Lost Girls books!
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Initial post: 28 Dec 2011 21:45:07 GMT
Ram McD says:
'I've inevitably followed his work for good (From Hell) and bad (his Image and Awesome work)'
Yet his good EARLY work would normaly be considered anything from Warrior- V & Marvel Man- or 2000ADs HaloJones, Future Shock & TimeTwisters... We had SWAMP THING, the Superman & GreenLantern stories, WATCHMEN & the Killing Joke all before FROM HELL!
Also, if you've read SUPREME released by IMAGE & consider it 'bad' then I pity you, as you will be filled with increasing shame when you realise what you've missed...
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