The Best Superman Stories Not Actually About Superman

Superman has had some great stories by some excellent writers and artists. These are not them. These are not actually about Superman. Sure, some may look like Superman, but closer examination will show that they are a completely different character...but the stories themselves are excellent Superman stories. Just, you… » 4/28/15 8:30pm 4/28/15 8:30pm

Alan Moore's Intro To His New Favorite Fantasy Novel Is A Glorious Rant

Alan Moore really, really loves the fantasy novel The Vorrh by B. Catling, which he calls the new century’s first landmark work of fantasy. He’s so spellbound by Catling’s strange vision, he’s written a long, beautifully ranty intro. Read Moore’s intro exclusively at io9 — and listen to him reading it aloud! » 4/27/15 11:00am 4/27/15 11:00am

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

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

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

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

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