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Published On: Tue, Jun 17th, 2003

Alan Moore: From ‘Top Ten’ to ‘V For Vendetta’ to ‘The Killing Joke’

Some Alan Moore favorites – note that I could list several others.

Batman The Killing Joke Alan Moore comic book JokerTop Ten #1: This is the beginning of Moore’s superhero-cop tale in his ABC universe that transpires at Precinct Ten. It’s Robyn Slinger’s first day on the job and ell defined characters with natural flaws and vices join her murder investigation, drug bust and a superhero laden domestic violence call (this is classic) Miracleman: Inspired by Mad’s parody of Superman, Miracleman (originally called Marvelman) is a British Captain Marvel. Miracleman is a logical, believable storyline with real emotions resulting in a dramatic, darker superhero story.

V for Vendetta: Didn’t someone say politics and comics don’t mix? Don’t tell Moore with this dark, futuristic tale which is a combination of “1984” and “Blade Runner.” Moore freely uses his literary inspirations as the main character, V, attempts to bring down the controlling “State.”

Saga of the Swamp Thing Annual #2: Don’t you hate comic creators that won’t kill off a main character? Even worse is their cheesy resurrection if they do meet their demise. Moore delivers in one of the most underrated comics of all time. Guest appearances by obscure DC characters: Deadman, Demon, Phantom Stranger and Spectre actually are relevant to the plot and not the typical Marvel gimmick of the 90’s.

Batman: The Killing Joke: Flashing back to Batman’s first battle with the Joker, we are engaged in a vicious fight between the two. The panels speak without dialogue (fantastic work by Brian Bolland and John Higgins) as the infamous Joker attack on Barbara Gordon transpires.

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