Alan Moore

(1953- )

Alan Moore is one of the most popular, most gifted, and most controversial writers in the comic book medium who came to widespread prominence in 1986 with the publication of Watchmen, a multifaceted story that explores the concept of superheroes existing in the "real world."

Moore's exceptional popularity continued to grow with the publications of Batman: The Killing Joke (on which the 1989 Batman movie was partly based), his stateside completion of V for Vendetta, From Hell, and his creation of Wildstorm's "America's Best Comics" (or ABC) imprint in 1999, under which Moore published his The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong, Promethea, and Top 10 series.

Moore is also notorious for his feuds with the two largest publishers of comic books in the United States: Marvel Entertainment and DC Comics. In the early '80s Marvel reprinted some of Moore's work from Marvel's sister company, Marvel UK, without his permission. Shortly thereafter, Marvel threatened legal action when the British magazine Warrior began publishing "Marvelman" stories written by Moore, using the argument that the use of the word "Marvel" in the character's name constituted copyright infringement. (As a result, the character's name was changed to "Miracleman" for its US publication.) Moore's disputes with DC centered around DC's keeping Watchmen and V for Vendetta perpetually in print (which was not standard practice for comic book publishers in the 1980s), thus preventing the rights to those works from reverting to Moore and the artists who illustrated them. Moore has not worked with Marvel or DC since the late '80s.

More recently, Moore has been outspoken about his disdain for Hollywood, particularly concerning the various screen adaptations of his work, including The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell. For the Constantine, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen films, Moore refused to allow his name to appear in the films' credits and insisted that his royalties be paid to the artists who worked with him on the books on which those films were based.

In addition to his work in comics, Moore has also published a novel, Voice of the Fire, written several books of poetry, and performed in a handful of bands since the 1980s (including a collaboration with Bauhaus bassist David J). Moore is also a practicing magician (in the gnostic sense of the word).

Author's Wikipedia Page
Alan Moore

Batman: The Killing Joke
Captain Britan
The Complete Ballad of Halo Jones
The Complete Bojeffries Saga
The Complete D.R. and Quinch
From Hell
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. 1
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, vol. 2
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier
Lost Girls
Miracleman, vol. 1: A Dream of Flying
Miracleman, vol. 2: Red King Syndrome
Miracleman, vol. 3: Olympus
Promethea, vol. 1
Promethea, vol. 2
Promethea, vol. 3
Promethea, vol. 4
Promethea, vol. 5
A Small Killing
Saga of the Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing, vol. 2: Love and Death
Swamp Thing, vol. 3: The Curse
Swamp Thing, vol. 4: A Murder of Crows
Swamp Thing, vol. 5: Earth to Earth
Swamp Thing, vol. 6: Reunion
Tomorrow Stories, vol. 1
Tomorrow Stories, vol. 2
Tom Strong, vol. 1
Tom Strong, vol. 2
Tom Strong, vol. 3
Tom Strong, vol. 4
Tom Strong, vol. 5
Tom Strong, vol. 6
Top 10, vol. 1
Top 10, vol. 2
Top 10: The Forty-Niners
V for Vendetta
WildC.A.T.s, vol. 1: Homecoming
WildC.A.T.s, vol. 2: Gang War