John Pistelli

writer

Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, Providence

Providence Act 1 by Alan Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars It is with hesitation that I write anything about Providence. This recent three-volume graphic novel—a prequel/sequel to the … Continue reading

24 December 2018 · 2 Comments

Alan Moore, Miracleman

Miracleman, Book Three: Olympus by Alan Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the 1980s, Alan Moore, the most celebrated writer in the history of mainstream Anglophone comics, made … Continue reading

29 July 2018 · 1 Comment

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen

Watchmen: The Annotated Edition by Alan Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars [The following essay is divided into two parts: my critical analysis of Watchmen in general, and then … Continue reading

2 March 2018 · 2 Comments

Alan Moore and David Lloyd, V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore My rating: 3 of 5 stars Along with never meeting our heroes, we should also, and for the same reason, probably not re-read adolescent … Continue reading

10 April 2017 · 3 Comments

Greg Carpenter, The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer

The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer by Greg Carpenter My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sometimes, not often, … Continue reading

19 September 2016 · 4 Comments

Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan

Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware My rating: 2 of 5 stars In lieu of an essay, some notes (with spoilers): 1. I both intellectually acknowledge … Continue reading

30 December 2015 · 2 Comments

Goodreads Reviews September/October

My Goodreads reviews for the last month or so, novels and poetry and comics. Daniel Clowes, Ghost World Les Murray, Dog Fox Field Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, All-Star Superman … Continue reading

10 October 2014 · Leave a comment

Alan Moore at Length

Alan Moore finishes million-word novel Jerusalem Watchmen and V for Vendetta author has previously said ‘I have doubted that people will even be able to pick it up’ Quoting Harold … Continue reading

11 September 2014 · Leave a comment