EISNER AWARD Nomination: Best Scholarly/Academic Work
Softcover, 7 x 10 inches, color + b&w
Comic book critic Marc Sobel delves deeply into several of Alan Moore’s (Watchmen, From Hell) short comics stories: from bold ex- periments, through early takes on his favorite subjects, to self critiques of his older work. This wide ranging collection is an essential look at Alan Moore’s most difficult to find stories.
Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, he has been called “one of the most important British writers of the last fifty years”.
Marc Sobel is the co-editor of The Love and Rockets Companion published by Fantagraphics Books. He is also the author of the forthcoming Love and Rockets Reader, also from Fantagraphics. He is also a freelance journalist and scholar in the field of comic book studies.
Story Artists: Stephen Bissette (Swamp Thing), John Totleben (Miracleman), Don Simpson (1963, Megaton Man), Peter Bagge (Hate), Mark Beyer (RAW), Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing, Bratpack), Bill Wray, Melinda Gebbie (Lost Girls), Oscar Zarate (A Small Killing)