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Alan Moore is a cantankerous mentally-unbalanced British anarchist-wizard who authored supposedly "epic shit" including From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Lost Girls, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Swamp Thing, and Neonomicon. While he is generally regarded by comic book nerds as the greatest writer ever, he has also been the center of lulzy incidents involving the debate of creator's rights and fistfights with other writers of the comic book media.
Also, if you are going to criticize Alan Moore's works in the Internet, be ready to be brutally assaulted by his horde of white-knight fans.
A Brief Resume of His Career
Moore already started out his career with mind-boggling works such as The Ballad of Halo Jones, which is about the bizarre misadventures of some chick in a dystopian future with her cyborg dog; Captain Britain, in which a British clone of Captain America fights against an insane English politician who can warp reality into a cesspool of non-sensical shit; and Marvelman (which was later changed for Miracleman because Marvel Comics threatened to sue the company of that comic for simply using the word Marvel), where he basically shows what would happen if Superman abused his powers to the extent he would cause a massive carnage. His breakthrough in the comic book industry finally came with V for Vendetta, in which he explored his controversial political views with the adventures of a terrorist that went around exploding buildings and killing fascists while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. This comic also spawned a generation of retards who believed that wearing a Guy Fawkes mask in public would make them feared by conservative fags just like Moore's hero.
Astonished with Moore's talent, DC Comics decided to hire him so he could use his mind-screwing stories in DC's iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and Swamp Thing. In 1986, Moore reached the peak of his career with Watchmen, which to this day is
constantly mentioned by comic book geeks as the landmark of the comic books the source of countless unfunny memes featuring Watchmen character Rorschach. However, Moore didn't have a chance to taste the success of his work, as eventually he would get in a messy dispute with DC for the ownership of Watchmen. Obviously, the sneaky jews DC are, Moore lost all the rights of his comic, which let him utterly bitter with the comic book industry in America. This didn't stop him of releasing other works such as From Hell, but this time he was smart enough to publish them in minor companies that certainly wouldn't treat him as an expendable insane hippie.
Attitude to Moralfags
Being a gigantic egofag, Moore flounced self-importantly about how OBVIOUSLY he hates all the movies based on his work and weeps orphans' tears over every (or ever other) million dollars they make him, and how objectionable it was that Anon was using MOVIE LICENSED MERCHANDISE masks for their IRL raids.
What, does he want us all to look like this?
He did, however, admit pride at how his work had become a universally adopted symbol of the angry, anonymous body politic. This has been analysed by scientists at Lolledge U as both unspeakably faggy, and kind of cool.
In 2012, DC Comics managed to outrage Moore again by announcing the release of the series Before Watchmen, their latest blatant attempt to cash out of Moore's characters. Mr. Moore is already angry enough with the way how DC exploited Watchmen over the years, but this recent turn of events seems that hit the high point of Moore's angry meter, as his below comment shows:
Moreover, Moore showed to be strongly disapproval to anyone who agrees with the idea of Before Watchmen. He even burned bridges with his long-time friend and Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons because Gibbons accepted the offer of being a creative consultant in the Watchmen prequels, and harshly criticized the readers who thought in buying those comics.
The comment seemed that divided the community between nerds who agreed with Moore's opinion and nerds who felt butthurt that their British comic god is bashfully disapproval of them if they consider to buy the Before Watchmen comics. There was also another faction who didn't agree with Moore's words, this group mostly basing their opinions on the fact that most of Moore's characters are based in characters that were created by other people, so he would come across as a huge hypocrite for criticizing other creators for using his characters:
Slapfight with Other Creators
As previously mentioned, Moore tends to have a heated relationship with some of his fellow comic book creators. Aside of defriending his colleague Dave Gibbons because of the Before Watchmen fiasco, he has a notorious animosity with writers Frank Miller and Grant Morrison, who, interestingly enough, are creators of likewise batshit insane nature as him. In Miller's case, this rivalry has been going since they both started working with comics during the 80's - Moore even went to make fun of Miller's take in the Marvel Comics character Daredevil by making a comic about him, featured in the gallery below.
- The Mindscape of Alan Moore
- Alan Moore on fans who buy Before Watchmen
- Some interesting interview right here
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