Alan Moore Talks Superheroes
So it’s my understanding that Alan Moore is like the Obi Wan Kenobi of comic book writers. Or maybe he’s more like Anakin Skywalker with a creepy beard.
Anyway, the guy revolutionized the comic book genre when the Watchmen series began in 1985. He took the whole idea of superheroes as superhumans born on another planet, or implanted with superpowers by spiders, and flipped that idea on its head.
He’s written V for Vendetta, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, and several other graphic novel series, most of which have also been turned into films, like Watchmen.
He’s definitely one interesting dude–a ceremonial magician, anarchist, occultist, and an all-around unusual guy. From all of that, he gets inspiration to write fantastic stories with help from artist friends (Dave Gibbons, in the case of Watchmen).
So enough of my rambling about Alan Moore. I’ll let him explain how the idea for Watchmen developed in his own words.
Are you an Alan Moore fan?
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