World Comic Book Review

2nd October 2023

Breaking News: Additional Alan Moore concepts to be integrated into DC Universe

Report by Tsuitachi Yongatsu, Staff Writer, Los Angeles American superhero comics publisher DC Comics has announced plans to absorb additional characters and storylines conceptualised by legendary British writer Alan Moore into its mainstream continuity. “It’s an exciting time to be a reader of DC Comics,” said DC Comics’ creative director Geoff Johns in a press … Read more

Exhuming Promethea and The Authority – Dark Knights: The Wild Hunt #1 v Justice League # 24 (comparative review)

Dark Knights: The Wild Hunt #1 v Justice League # 24 DC Comics, March 2017 Writer: Scott Snyder (Dark Knights: The Wild Hunt); Steve Orlando (Justice League #24) American superhero comic book publisher DC Comics has been spruiking a story called Dark Knights: Metal for several months. One episode in the story, entitled Dark Knights: … Read more

Thirty Years of V for Vendetta

Thirty Years of V for Vendetta Warrior Comics : DC Comics/Vertigo Comics, 1988-9 Writer: Alan Moore “Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.” Ostensibly, V for Vendetta is a science fiction story. It is set in a … Read more

A Note on Alan Moore’s Retirement from Comics and Cinema Purgatorio #1

Alan Moore’s Cinema Purgatorio #1 (review)
Avatar Press, April 2016
Writers: Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Max Brooks, Kieron Gillen, and Christos Gage

In its introductory pages, “Cinema Purgatorio” #1 essentially describes the strange existence of the cinema-goer: divorced of everyday reality, watching the realities of someone else but unable to intervene, somewhere in-between. It is a state of powerlessness and disconnectedness. If purgatory exists, then the existential ambiguity of the movie theatre would most likely describe it.

On 9 September 2016, the man behind “Cinema Purgatorio”, acclaimed British comic book writer Alan Moore, announced that he was retiring from writing comic books.

What does that mean for this title?

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