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 his name by telling the same story four times. In Miracleman, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, and Watchmen, a commanding male figure, superior of intellect … Continue reading Alan Moore, Miracleman

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, I see a non-fiction book that makes me want to slap myself because I wish it had occurred to me to write it. This was … Continue reading Greg Carpenter, The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer

Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture

The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman My rating: 3 of 5 stars My thoughts on the original 10-volume Sandman series can be found here. Overture, Gaiman's prequel, serialized between 2013 and 2015 and now collected in a deluxe hardcover, does not refute¬†my thesis that Sandman narrates a contest between absolutism and pragmatism, but complicates it … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, The Sandman: Overture