Tag Archive for Alan Moore

Classic Fantastic: Watchmen

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Classic Fantastic is our series of features on the classics of the format — please check out our other picks for the most important titles, in terms of appeal, innovation, and storytelling, that every library should own. What’s it about?…

The Ballad of Halo Jones

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Halo Jones is a nobody. Her birth wasn’t prophesied to bring balance to any sort of religious organization and her life is not tied to a destiny that would make her the catalyst for revolution or the rebirth of some…

Top 10: The Forty-Niners

Top 10: The Forty-Niners is the prequel to Alan Moore’s previous two Top 10 books. This book is set at the time when Neopolis is just being established, and people are just getting used to the presence of science-heroes, robots,…

Promethea, vol. 1

“If she did not exist, we would have to invent her.” Imagine a strange, futuristic version of our world. Instead of Hello Kitty, the most popular figure for t-shirts and billboards is a weeping gorilla, the mayor of New York…

Tom Strong, Book Two

The second Tom Strong book doesn’t follow Book 1 chronologically but instead explores various plot threads that are only hinted at in the previous volume. In one episode a young Dhalua waits on Attabar Teru dreaming of Tom until she…

Tom Strong, Book One

Sometime in the early years of the 20th century inventor Sinclair Strong and his wife Susan land on the island of Attabar Teru. The Strongs have come to the island to bring up their son Tomas as the perfect human…

Supreme: The Return

Who is Supreme? Caped and powered up, he fights unusual crimes in the streets of his city as any superhero might. Between 9:00 and 5:00 Supreme works as a writer and editor for… a company that publishes comic books. Supreme’s…

Top 10, book 1

It’s early morning in my favorite alternate reality, and Officer Robyn “Toy Box” Slinger has just boarded a train for her first day on the job as a member of the Neopolis City Police Force (aka Top 10). Neopolis was…

Top 10, book 2

Step outside. Cars are flying through the air, and all around you people, robots, and aliens are levitating, inflating like balloons, blowing up buildings, and becoming invisible. Yes, we’re back in Neopolis with the Top 10 police force, just in…

Watchmen

If you’re like me, reading superhero tales, there is also that nagging, logical question in the back of your mind — just why are these particular men and women driven to put on costumes and become, for all intents and…