British comic book writer Alan Moore

In the late ’80s, British comic book writer Alan Moore was the hottest fan-boy epiphany since Frank Miller.

Moore set out to subvert the costume-hero mythology of his childhood in the Swamp Thing series, Miracleman (1985), V for Vendetta (1988-1989), and most effectively in his 1987 magnum opus, Watchmen.

Moore has largely shied away from superheroics since, collaborating with Bill Sienkiewicz on the Big Numbers series, and his sixteen-part, Eddie Campbell-illustrated take on Jack the Ripper, From Hell (1991).

Outside of the comics frame, Moore has published his unproduced script for From Hell, contributed to The Starry Wisdom, A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft (which also included essays and stories for J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs and Grant Morrison) and written his own Lovecraft exegisis, Yuggoth Cultures.

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