Alan Moore announces retirement from comics

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  1. QLRformer

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    Alan Moore Confirms Retirement From Comic Books

    During a press conference promoting his latest novel, the legendary writer spoke about his plans to retire, stating that he has “about 250 pages of comics left” in him.

    “Me and Kevin [O’Neil] will be finishing ‘Cinema Purgatorio,’ and we’ve got about one more book, a final book of ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ to complete. After that, although I may do the odd little comics piece at some point in the future, I am pretty much done with comics.”

    Moore noted that while he still has great respect for the medium, he believes that his work with comic books has run its course. He expressed a willingness to pass the reigns to younger creators, rather than see the quality of his work diminish by rehashing the same themes. The author also hinted that he might be interested in tackling new challenges, like film.


    The man has had a long line of incredible works: Watchmen, The Killing Joke, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta. Even though he is a bit of an eccentric, I look forward to any new creative ventures of his, in comics or elsewhere.
     
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  2. ABH1979

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    I kinda hope that "retirement" includes talking about comics and agreeing to interviews about comics...
     
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    Over the past 25 years or so, Alan Moore has made the long journey from being one of the comic book writers I most respected and looked forward to reading new works from, to becoming a self-indulgent, ludicrously hypocritical, whiny blowhard, who not only shits all over every other name writer in the comics industry, but also all over many of the authors of literary works he has stolen characters from for his LoEG series. At this point, I celebrate his retirement.

    I still have a fond place in my heart for some of his works, like Halo Jones or V For Vendetta, but long gone are the days when I would support something new he did. He's kind of a jerk.
     
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    Frank Miller next please. He is still the author of my fave graphic novel but I'm losing fondness for it the longer he sticks around.
     
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    I didn't even know he was still writing tbt.
     
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    Good.
     
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    Same. I had no idea he was still doing anything.
     
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    He's been doing junk with tiny publishers and terrible artists. The last companies in the world who haven't "offended" him in some way.
     
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    Good. The man has given us some of the best graphic novels of all time. Is he a bit crazy and a little full of himself? Sure, but you can't deny just how great his best work is. I have heard that some of his modern stuff isn't that good, so he might as well just leave now.
     
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    Who will put scenes of sexual assault in our comics once he's gone?!
     
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    More likely, you just grew up and the internet happened. The guy has always been nuckin' futs, apparently.
     
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    He wrote the story that got me into DC Comics...despite is reputation I liked some of it work. It sucks he's not longer writing comics.
     
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    He's retiring because he's tired of people horribly adapting some of his best works.
     
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    Good. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
     
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    You forgot "and a giant douche." But yep.
     
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    Neither did I. I honestly thought he retired already.
     
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    Maybe also, readers have gotten tired of him ripping off other author's best works. He practically built his career on it.
     
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    That too.
     
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    When I think of Alan Moore's entire career and body of work, and try to think of the comics he created that weren't a deconstruction or pastiche of other people's characters or work, I can name Ballad of Halo Jones, V For Vendetta, and... that's it...?
     
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    Really, still can't believe he got pissed at Johns for using his GL for inspiration.