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Publication Order of Albion Books

with Steve Holland, Kenneth Bulmer, Garth Ennis, Colin Wilson
Battler Britton (By: Garth Ennis,Colin Wilson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Steel Claw (By: Kenneth Bulmer) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albion (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thunderbolt Jaxon (By: Dave Gibbons) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Albion: Origins (By: Steve Holland) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crossed + 100 Books

Crossed +100 Volume 1 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Miracleman Books

A Dream of Flying (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red King Syndrome (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracleman, Book Three (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Providence Books

with Jacen Burrows

Publication Order of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Books

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (miniseries) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Watchmen Books

Watchmen Companion (With: Dave Gibbons,Ray Winninger) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Alan Moore's Writing for Comics (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alan Moore on His Work and Career (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Hypothetical Lizard (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brighter Than You Think (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Illuminations (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

with Alan Davis, Chris Claremont, Jamie Delano, Dave Thorpe
Swamp Thing (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monster (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (With: George Pérez,Curt Swan,Kurt Schaffenberger) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Watchmen (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Britain Omnibus (With: Alan Davis,Chris Claremont,Jamie Delano,Dave Thorpe) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
V for Vendetta (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracleman (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Small Killing (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bojeffries Saga (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Britain (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Hell (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promethea (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 10 (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supreme: The Story of the Year (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Judgment Day (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alan Moore's The Courtyard (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror of Love (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hypothetical Lizard (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Girls (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future Shocks (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern: In Brightest Day (With: Gil Kane,Dave Gibbons,Geoff Johns,Ron Marz,John Broome) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spirit (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alan Moore's Neonomicon (With: Jacen Burrows) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spawn Origins Volume 8 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Skizz (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top 10 Compendium (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Books

Vampirella Masters Series Vol, 4: Visionaries (With: Jimmy Palmiotti,Liam Sharp,Steve Lieber,Michael Golden,Forrest J. Ackerman,Ty Templeton,Gary Frank,Arthur Adams,Bruce Timm,Jeph Loeb,Kurt Busiek,Amanda Conner,Tim Sale,Christopher J. Priest,Stephen Segovia,Mark Texeira) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampirella (By: Eric Trautmann) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampirella: The Dynamite Years Omnibus Vol. 4 ) (With: Ivan Rodriguez,Dan Brereton,Gary Frank,Jean Diaz,Joe Harris,Jose Malaga) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Green Lantern Corps (2006) Books

Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1 (By: Dave Gibbons) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 2 (By: Dave Gibbons) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 3: Ring Quest (By: Patrick Gleason,Drew Geraci,Peter J. Tomasi,Prentis Rollins,Carlos Magno) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 4: Sins of the Star Sapphire (By: Patrick Gleason,Drew Geraci,Peter J. Tomasi,Luke Ross,Fabio Laguna) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 5: Emerald Eclipse (By: Patrick Gleason,Peter J. Tomasi,Rebecca Buchman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps: Emerald Eclipse (By: Patrick Gleason,Peter J. Tomasi,Rebecca Buchman) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 6: Blackest Night (By: Patrick Gleason,Peter J. Tomasi,Rebecca Buchman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blackest Night: Green Lantern Corps (By: Patrick Gleason,Peter J. Tomasi,Rebecca Buchman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps, Vol. 2 (With: Dave Gibbons,Todd Klein,Len Wein,Kurt Busiek,Kevin O'Neill) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 7 (By: Tony Bedard) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps: Revolt of the Alpha Lanterns (By: Tony Bedard) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Green Lantern Corps, Volume 8 (By: Tony Bedard) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Just Another Asshole(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Annual Collection(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Demons & Dreams: The Best Fantasy and Horror 1(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Comics of the Decade, 1980-1990 Volume One(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now We Are Sick(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taboo #5(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dust(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Shelf Asks the Big Questions(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supreme: The Return(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Across the Universe: The DC Universe Stories(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Negative Burn Very Best From 1993-1998(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tom Strong Quatre(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shoes, Ships and Cadavers(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Wars Omnibus: Wild Space, Vol. 1(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Occupy Comics(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swampmen(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus, Vol. 3(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cinema Purgatorio Vol. 1(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of 2000 AD Volume 2: The Essential Gateway to the Galaxy's Greatest Comic(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Alan Moore is a widely renowned writer best known for his work on some of the best comic book titles and graphic novels in the industry.

+Biography

Even if you have never heard of Alan Moore, you have most likely come across some of his works, this including Watchmen and V for Vendetta. Moore was born in 1953 in Northampton, England.

Moore’s life was hardly an easy one. His father a brewery worker and his mother a printer, Moore lived in a neighborhood that lacked those basic facilities most people take for granted. As such, his childhood was one of poverty.

Moore’s grandmother played a critical role in his life. She was very religious and highly superstitious, and her influence on Alan Moore’s life was imminent because she lived with them.

Moore also took to reading at a very early age. By the age of five, he was borrowing books from the local library. The writer spent some time at Spring Lane Primary School before joining Northampton Primary school.

It was in Northampton that Alan Moore was introduced to a different class of people, one far different and better educated than those living in his neighborhood. Moore didn’t exactly cope well with this jarring change in his environment and his grades suffered, Moore transitioning from one of the best students in the class to a low grading one.

Eventually, Moore completely lost all interest in academics, instead disappearing into his love for literature. As such, it wasn’t a surprise when Moore began publishing in a number of fanzines in the 1960s, primarily working with poetry and essays.

At some point, Embryo, Alan Moore’s own Fanzine, was born. Even with his foray into the literary arena, Moore continued to live with his family, working odd jobs such as cleaning toilets

Moore’s wife, Phyllis, came into his life in 1971 and the two were married sometime after. The couple had two daughters, namely: Amber and Leah.

At some point, Moore began experimenting as a cartoonist, his work appearing in places like Sounds and NME, though he almost always used pseudonyms. Some of his most renowned work at the time included contributions made to Doctor Who Weekly and 2000 A.D. It was also around this time that he created popular series like The Ballad of Halo Jones.

Despite the smatterings of recognition he had begun to receive at this point, Moore didn’t really get his big break until he began writing for ‘Warrior’, an anthology magazine in Britain.

It was during this time that he created some of his most popular books and stories, this including V for Vendetta and Miracleman. His renown for these works was such that he eventually won the British Eagle for Best Comics Writer for some of his stories.

The American audience began embracing Alan Moore when he produced the Saga of the Swamp thing, a series he wrote specifically for an American audience. Alan Moore stood apart because of the unique styles and standards he introduced to comics.

Books like Watchmen redefined their genres and changed the comic book landscape, so much so that, by the 1980s, Moore was contributing to major titles like Batman and Superman.

Moore’s star didn’t last, though. Even with all the influence he had garnered in the industry, Moore kept disagreeing with mainstream comic book publishers, so much so that he had to seek out fringe publications to get his voice heard at a time when no one would hire him.

A number of Alan Moore’s works have been translated into movies, this including ‘From Hell’ in 2001, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ in 2003, ‘V for Vendetta’ in 2006 and ‘Watchmen’ in 2009.

+Watchmen

Watchmen is a Hugo Award-Winning graphic novel. In it, Alan Moore chronicles the downfall of a group of superheroes plagued with human failings. The book works to dissect a collection of superheroes who must find their identities in a world that no longer understands them even as an unknown assassin seeks to destroy them all.

To a lot of people, Watchmen is the greatest graphic novel that has ever been written. It might be Alan Moore’s greatest work. The book explores history through the lens of the superhero genre.

There is no real hero in the story and Moore doesn’t really work that hard to make any of the characters sympathetic. IN fact, it could be argued that Watchmen represents more of Alan Moore’s opinions on humanity than any other comic book or graphic novel.

Admittedly, the story was very much a product of its time. The social conflicts and political machinations of the time clearly influenced Moore’s work on this book. As such, it might not translate appropriately for those readers who were born long after that particular period of time.

A lot of readers, especially young readers, might miss the philosophical elements of this book. Luckily, Watchmen succeeds even as a superhero story, a comic book, one filled with action, a sprawling setting and convoluted yet intriguing concepts.

This is definitely one of the best graphic novels ever written.

+V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta is set in a futuristic England that has fallen to fascism. Alan Moore explores the suffocating existence of the populace even as they strive to survive under the boot of an authoritarian police state.

This chilling story of oppression and resistance vies for the top spot in Alan Moore’s bibliography. Considered by many to eclipse Watchmen, V for Vendetta isn’t nearly as heavy as its superhero counterpart.

Some people have described the graphic novel as pop art. And, indeed, it is beautiful, Moore using his unique visual style to represent the frailty of humanity. While the movie adaptation of the comic definitely did it justice, the V for Vendetta graphic novel brings a gravitas to the table that makes it worth exploring.

Admittedly, some people might fail to enjoy this Alan Moore story, primarily because it is a strong manifestation of Alan Moore’s Anarchist beliefs and philosophies. V for Vendetta is very political and it seeks to spread a very specific message.

There are people that have found this message so intolerable that it ruined their enjoyment of this story. That much cannot be helped because V for Vendetta definitely has some serious political undertones.

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