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    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2010 edited
    Y'know... I remember when people were excited about a new miniseries from Alan Moore.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2010
    I'd be excited by more Astounding Weird Penises.

    That sounds so terribly wrong.
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2010
    ^ Heh, but it was amusing, wasn't it? And Mr Moore can actually DRAW, too. Or at least as well as my amateureish eye can tell. I don't really understand why I don't get excited about new Alan Moore comic work. I think it's at least partially because I think of his comic work in a very nostalgic way - as a fond memory of the first time I read comics like Halo Jones or Skizz, rather than as something that continues to grow and develop. That said, I still keep a keen eye on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

    Something that may be a reason why people no longer get excited by a new Moore miniseries is that he sounds like he's slightly fallen out of love with comics. Every interview I read seems to feature at least one reference to the idea that he's dissapointed with the medium these days, and that he's a little bit bored with it. I don't want to read comics written by someone who is bored with comics.

    His next novel, though, I am very much looking forward to.
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    A couple of thoughts regarding Neonomicon:
    -It was advertized to come out over a year ago. I know a few people that were really excited about it whereas now it's become a "Wow! It finally came out! No, wait, sorry, that's just the preview issue... it actually starts in another 6 months."
    -This one is actually being written by Moore, right? Because, assuming it is, as far as I know it's the first thing for Avatar that he's actually written. (Everything else has been based off of something he wrote and adapted by someone else.)

    That being said, both my cousin and I are quite excited about it and both paid out the money for the regular and silly expensive issue. Partially because the cover was positively beautiful, partially because we both wanted to own something signed by Burrows.
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    As Warped Savant said, not easy to get excited over a preview so many months ahead of the real thing.

    There's a a certain amount of "of course" to this; I know I'm getting it and I know I'm going to enjoy it. I'm just waiting for when the real thing is in my hands.
    . . . .

    Wonder if I should rewrite that last part considering Astounding Weird Penises has already been mentioned.
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    I'll be excited about it when it hits, but until then I'm just going to go with a pleasant anticipation. Alan Moore doing Cthulhian anything is absolutely worth being excited for, but it still seems a bit early. I was very happy with the preview, though.

    And I agree with Oddcult and curb- I'd love to see more of Alan Moore's art. I had no idea he was such a good cartoonist until that page in Dodgem Logic.
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    This one is actually being written by Moore, right?

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    i get ridiculously excited whenever a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is on the horizon.
    as i don't buy individual comics anymore i'll get excited about this one when the trade is imminent.
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2010
    Not as excited as when Ellis and/or Ennis release new material, but I did get the shiny, super deluxe edition. I haven't read The Courtyard, though, so I am awaiting shipment before I actually read the preview issue.
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    Apologies if this is kind of off topic...but I'm trying to find issue 2 of Neonomicon, having real trouble. Any suggestions for UK shops that might have a copy? I've tried Orbital, Gosh, Forbidden planet in London about 3 times over the past couple of months :-(
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2011
    There's one on Ebay - click
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2011
    It was an interesting series. Disturbing, certainly, so it certainly fit the horror genre. It was also a subtle book (EVEN when it was being hideously un subtle, (Fuck you Mr. Moore, I'll never forget that scene,( but a bigger fuck you to the LCS that dropped the book rather than put up reasonable barriers to minors accessing it...))

    I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I was kind of relieved when it was done, which I think may have been intentional..
    • CommentAuthorlucialima
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2011
    @hank - same here.

    I liked the Courtyard.
    Issue 2 of Neonomicon was a bit disturbing. I remember thinking, I hope the children (my) won't reach it.
    From "only in my dreams" to "not even in my dreams".

    I like Alan Moore comics. I wish he did more. More Moore comics.
    Please don't let our favorite writers/artists be bored with comics!!