The Lost Art of the Graphic Novel Introduction

Column by Bart Bishop
A look back at when comic book trade paperbacks and graphic novels were so new, they attracted A-list celebrities to write the introductions.
Stumbling Towards Jerusalem: Part 1

Stumbling Towards Jerusalem: Part 1

Review by Keith Rawson April 3, 2017
Part 1 of Keith Rawson's review of 'Jerusalem' By Alan Moore.

Soft Apocalypse: The Worlds Of Warren Ellis

Column by Keith Rawson February 20, 2017
Welcome to the weird, weird worlds of comic book writer and novelist, Warren Ellis.
Nine-Year-Old Blurbs Alan Moore's New Book

Nine-Year-Old Blurbs Alan Moore's New Book

News by Peter Derk July 22, 2016
Turns out, behind that beard, the cantankerous Alan Moore is just a big softie.

Gerard Way, 'The Children's Crusade' and the Death Rattle of Vertigo Comics

Column by Bart Bishop May 24, 2016
In the wake of Gerard Way's Young Animals mature comics imprint announcement, we look back at that time Vertigo attempted a line-wide crossover.
Cover Reveal For Alan Moore's Million Word Novel

Cover Reveal For Alan Moore's Million Word Novel

News by Peter Derk April 13, 2016
'Jerusalem', Alan Moore's million-word novel, has a cover. Spoiler: it's weird.

David Thomson's 'Suspects' and the Questionable Validity of Fan Fiction

Column by Bart Bishop August 13, 2015
An exploration of the proliferation of fan fiction in the Internet age compared to earlier literary reimaginings of characters, with David Thomson's Suspects given particular attention.
'Watchmen' Author Alan Moore Pens 1 Million Word Novel

'Watchmen' Author Alan Moore Pens 1 Million Word Novel

News by Peter Derk September 11, 2014
Author Alan Moore has just finished a draft of his new novel, and it tops out at 1 million words.

12 Unpublished Novels We Wish We Could Read

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2013
Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.
Sequential app

New App 'Sequential' Offers Literary Graphic Novels for iPad

News by Christopher Shultz
For 'serious' comic books, 'Sequential' hopes to be your one-stop shop.
‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Pilot

Fox Puts ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Pilot on Schedule

News by Dean Fetzer July 12, 2013
The studio and its network side have committed to an adaptation of Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s “widely popular” graphic novels.
Three More Short Films From Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins

Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins Releasing Three More Shorts

News by Dean Fetzer
At a recent appearance, the duo talked about forthcoming short films connected to ‘Jimmy’s End’ and ‘Act of Faith’.

Extraordinary Leagues: Crossovers in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna January 22, 2013
From the Wold Newton Universe to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, there is a rich history of crossovers between characters from different worlds and literary traditions.
Alan Moore’s ‘Jimmy’s End’

First installment of Alan Moore’s ‘Jimmy’s End’ Released

News by Dan Shewan November 27, 2012
Alan Moore collaborates with director Mitch Jenkins to bring a darkly surreal noir tale to the big screen.

LURID: Saucy Jack - The Ripper In Horror Fiction

Column by Karina Wilson September 28, 2012
On the anniversary of the 'double event,' Lurid takes a look at the long shadow that Jack The Ripper, the original caped crusader, has cast on horror fiction to the present day.

Don't Judge A Comic Book By Its Movie

Column by BH Shepherd March 6, 2012
A few great comics to seek out, and why you should avoid their film adaptations.

Comics 101: A Question of Canon

Column by BH Shepherd February 17, 2012
As comics continue to accrue cultural currency, their occurrence in canonical conversations can only increase. These graphic novels are typically regarded as unimpeachable pinnacles of the form.
Full details on the 'Watchmen' prequels

Those 'Watchmen' Prequels? Yea, They're Happening...

News by Rob Hart February 1, 2012
This summer, DC Comics will release seven interlocking miniseries that will tell prequel stories about characters from 'Watchmen', under the banner 'Before Watchmen'.
Alan Moore Joins Occupy Comics Project

Alan Moore Joins Occupy Comics Project

News by Rob Hart December 9, 2011
Iconic comic book writer Alan Moore has joined the Occupy Comics project, a crowd funded comic anthology based on the Occupy movement.
Is DC Comics bringing back 'Watchmen'?

Rumors Abound That DC Is Considering 'Watchmen' Prequel Comics

News by Rob Hart December 2, 2011
DC Comics may be bringing back four characters from the iconic 'Watchmen' comic, and giving each of them a prequel miniseries--without the involvement of original series writer Alan Moore.