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365 Reasons to Love Comics #4

So do you all think these are too obvious so far? Well, so’s this one. But fear not! Things will get more bizarre with time.


4. Alan Moore

Here is Mr. Moore using his tremendous mental powers to make even the mightiest of bowels quake!

Alan Moore is considered to be the best comic writer of all time. It’s quite difficult to argue with that, when his résumé lists such works as From Hell, Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Miracleman, Promethea, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Lost Girls. He’s written more masterpieces in the medium than anyone else.

He wouldn’t be a great comics writer without having his share of quirks, though. He worships a snake puppet named Glycon. Also, his beard once ate a guy. The bones have yet to be found.

In terms of skill, though, Moore is probably unmatched. His mammoth scripts will crush an unprepared artist, but they’re really damn good. This is the guy who has managed to sell a $75 pornographic graphic novel on the power of his name. Fear him.

And for fun, here is Alan Moore, in Lego form, using his tremendous mental powers to make even the mightiest of plastic structures quake!

See you tomorrow. More obviousness awaits. Probably.


Lego Alan Moore looks more normal than real Alan Moore.

People were saying Stan Lee is crazy, but this guy is completely out of his mind! I hear he flings poo at people when they ask him about adapting his books into movies.

I love Lego Moore!
Its scary that Moore looks more and more like Rasputin.
But man’s body of work speaks volumes, and I get intrigued every time I read or re-read his works.

person with no life

January 5, 2007 at 2:00 am

I’m not sure what to think of this feature yet. If this is going to be all people, we’ve pretty much just seen all these people in the recent best artist and writers polls.

If you’re just going to name stuff I already know about (and yeah, you have a LOT of latitude to name things like editors, comic titles, coloring processes or paper stock even), I will probably not check this out for 361 more days.

But to each his own. It’s just a blog. No big whoop.

yeah, if stan lee gets demoted due to craziness shouldn’t alan moore be number 10?

Alan Moore may be an insane, puppet-worshipping madman, but he is still a freaking genius.

It’s not going to be all people. And it’s not ranked or anything. It’s whatever strikes my fancy.

The more I see pictures of Alan Moore, the more I’m convinced that Rasputin never really died, he just moved to England and eventually started writing comics…

The Kirbydotter

March 9, 2007 at 12:13 pm

I know it might be hard to believe for those of have never read it, but Alan Moore’s run on SUPREME is among the best super-hero comics of all time. Find it and read it.

I wouldn’t call Lost Girls “pornographic.” Pornography uses nudity to stimulate it’s vewiers sexually. Lost Girls uses nudity artistically, making it something other than pornography.

Alan Moore refers to it as pornography. He just says people haven’t made a good porn read(paraphrasing there). From the synopsis I read of it, it seems ridiculous(not in the good way)

Alan Moore has been emphatic in using the word “pornography” to describe the book. It’s about as hard core as it could be.

I didn’t really find it “pornographic” either, but that just means it didn’t turn me on. I loved, loved, loved it, but not quite in “that” way. But still. He calls it porno. He doesn’t think porn is necessarily bad.

Has anyone seen Moore without the beard?

I have. He’s doing us a favor.

randypan the goat boy

May 24, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I have read and enjoyed many books by Alan Moore, but I must admit im over his weirdness. Just because someone calls you a genius[ and i will never pretend his work isnt gold] that is no reason to be a gigantic asshole. What do I know…its probably every reason . I love a lot of his work. Alan Moore is the only person on earth who could make an issue of dc comics presents a must read. he turned chicken shit into chicken salad with his back up features staring the green lantern corps, Not to mention his lasting influence on Batman’s mythology[ hands down one of the best versions of the Joker ever]. not to mention watchmen and league of extraordinary gentlemen. all of thats just dandy, but why in the world would anyone produce a comic featuring the words snow white and gangbang come shot? Just my opinion , but i see a chink in the armor. All we need now is for Frank Miller to wipe his ass with his Batman legacy…Oh thats right…my bad

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