Stop Misusing Alan Moore's Quote About Imaginary Stories, Dammit

Whenever someone questions the logic of a film, book or TV show, it's almost inevitable someone will trot out Alan Moore's 'This is an Imaginary Story' quote from Superman #423 in response. But they're using it wrong - and in the process, completely missing the point of what Moore was saying. » 2/11/15 6:33pm 2/11/15 6:33pm

FX Is Making a Television Show Out of Alan Moore's From Hell

And the comics-domination of TV keeps on coming: FX is developing a drama series based on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's graphic novel. Hey, remember when Johnny Depp starred in a film based on the same thing? » 11/17/14 9:00pm 11/17/14 9:00pm

Zack Snyder explains how he "saved" Watchmen from Terry Gilliam

Last week we reported that when Terry Gilliam was attached to direct the Watchmen movie, he would have radically rewritten the ending to Alan Moore's graphic novel. In an interview with HuffPo, director Zack Snyder explains why Gilliam was "smoking crack" — and he makes a lot of good points. » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

This is the insane way Terry Gilliam's Watchmen movie would have ended

There was a while where it seemed like Brazil director Terry Gilliam would be the one to bring Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel Watchmen to the big screen. It obviously didn't work out, but producer Joel Silver has revealed how Gillaim's adaptation would have ended, and it's bonkers. » 2/28/14 6:37am 2/28/14 6:37am

Which villain should just quit while they're ahead?

One thing you always know about great villains: they keep coming back. Again and again. But sometimes, a villain achieves such a masterstroke of evil, they ought to retire once and for all — instead of coming back with more penny-ante schemes. Which major villain ought to just declare victory and go home? » 1/30/14 2:30pm 1/30/14 2:30pm

The Killing Bluff: Alan Moore plays poker with a few comic book friends

Alan Moore wants superhero comics to get off his lawn, more or less

Alan Moore was already the grumpy old man of the comics industry, but whatever shit the acclaimed writer had remaining, he has officially lost. Here's how his latest tirade begins: ""I hate superheroes. I think they're abominations." It goes downhill from there. » 11/27/13 9:50am 11/27/13 9:50am

Illustrated ballad tells the life story of Alan Moore

This past week, comic book writer Alan Moore turned 60, and in his honor, songwriter and cartoonist Jeffrey Lewis set Moore's biography to pictures and music. » 11/24/13 8:00am 11/24/13 8:00am

The Most Frequently Banned Book of 2012: Captain Underpants?

Yep. Self-appointed guardians of morality aren't trying to protect our kids from To Kill a Mockingbird nearly as often as the Captain Underpants books, which to be fair have "underpants" in their title. That's the shocking revelation from this year's Banned Books Week. » 9/24/13 5:40pm 9/24/13 5:40pm

Grant Morrison claims Alan Moore secretly killed the Joker in 1988

Grant Morrison delivered a bit of a mindfuck on Wednesday. Strangely, he didn't do it in one of his own comics, but by revealing the secret end of Alan Moore's seminal Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke — namely, that Batman actually murders the Joker at the end. » 8/16/13 1:23pm 8/16/13 1:23pm

11 Sidekicks Who Are Indisputably Better Than Their Heroes

Heroes are usually larger than life, but sometimes it’s the person standing next to them that casts the bigger shadow. While main heroes usually get top-billing, but they can often be too boring, too troubled, or even too dumb to save the day. Thankfully, here are 11 sidekicks that pick up the slack — often doing a… » 8/06/13 10:05am 8/06/13 10:05am

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen gets one more shot as a TV show

We love Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic series. However, we were less in love with the live-action movie version. But, that's all in the past now. Fox wants to start fresh with a TV series just for the literary heroes. » 7/09/13 3:41pm 7/09/13 3:41pm

Watch the first trailer for the Alan Moore-scripted movie Jimmy's End

Comic book legend Alan Moore isn't one to play nice with filmmakers. It has been well documented over the years that Hollywood has been adapting his works that Moore has, and wants, nothing to do with the adaptations of his work, adaptations that more often than not lose their way in the transfer from page to screen. » 11/15/12 2:30pm 11/15/12 2:30pm

How 2000 A.D. Changed Science Fiction Forever

2000 A.D. is best known as the magazine that launched Judge Dredd as Mega-City One's top lawman. But it also helped give science fiction some of its greatest creators and weirdest ideas, including launching Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and others. David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens, The… » 9/21/12 11:11am 9/21/12 11:11am

Jae Lee draws Ozymandias versus the Comedian, in this Before Watchmen

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of Ozymandias, the latest issue in the Before Watchmen series. Here we see artist Jae Lee (Inhumans, Fantastic Four: 1234) bring his ethereal flair to some early fisticuffs between martial artist super-genius Ozymandias and the cigar-chomping Comedian. This issue hits stands next… » 9/20/12 6:30am 9/20/12 6:30am

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1996 would include Dana Scully…

This is bloody hilarious. Davinder Brar, Chris Bird (of the website Mighty God King), and Andrew Wheeler have taken Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's fictional superteam conceit and applied it to the 1990s. » 8/21/12 12:05pm 8/21/12 12:05pm

How Top 10's Zander Cannon fell in love with science

Zander Cannon is best known for his stellar artwork for Alan Moore's Top 10, the story of a superhero police force handling day to day problems in Neopolis, where everyone has super powers. » 7/27/12 2:40pm 7/27/12 2:40pm

is a series of short interviews co-hosted on io9 and Gizmodo that asks the luminaries of science and science…

Alan Moore broke into my home and made me review Before Watchmen

It was The Day Before Comic-Con, a hallowed, solemn time when us media types en route to the DEFCON 1 clusterfuck brewing in San Diego genuflect before our Spawn action figures and Jim Lee-autographed copies of X-Men #1. (On my copy, Wolverine is wearing a scribbled-in top hat, tilted at a rakish angle.) » 7/10/12 3:45pm 7/10/12 3:45pm

The 10 Most Epic Last Stands in Science Fiction and Fantasy

If you're a fictional character, death can arrive rather swiftly and creatively. It's your job to go out like an absolute champ so that non-fictional readers and audiences remember your passing and holler your praises on the internet. Here are ten times science fiction and fantasy heroes lost their lives with panache. » 6/06/12 12:15pm 6/06/12 12:15pm

The Biggest Reasons To Get Excited About Comics This Summer

There's a gobsmackingly diverse slate of comics hitting stores over the next three months. Here's a sneak peek at some of the newest series under the summer sun. What's on the docket? Doctor Who aboard the Enterprise, new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Nick Fury acting salty, and Jesus Christ's clone's reality… » 4/27/12 8:20am 4/27/12 8:20am