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Poll: What is your favorite series, run, or story from Alan Moore? (10 votes)

Batman: The Killing Joke 10%
“For the Man who has Everything” 10%
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 0%
Marvelman/Miracleman 10%
“Mogo Doesn’t Socialize” 0%
Supreme 0%
Swamp Thing 10%
Tom Strong 0%
V for Vendetta 10%
Watchmen 20%
“Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” 20%
Other (please specify) 10%
#1 Posted by JediXMan (29654 posts) - - Show Bio

V for Vendetta.

#2 Edited by RideASpaceCowboy (517 posts) - - Show Bio

Admittedly, Watchmen is the objectively better work, but I enjoy reading “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” on a more regular basis.

#3 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Admittedly, Watchmen is the objectively better work, but I enjoy reading “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” on a more regular basis.

This for me as well.

#4 Edited by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel bad saying this but I haven't read much Moore. Probably because there's so much agreement in his greatness and my tendency to go against the grain, but I've stayed away from his stuff as if it were hot garbage.

#5 Edited by longbowhunter (6795 posts) - - Show Bio

Swamp Thing without a doubt! At times it transcends from comics to literature much the way Sandman does.

#6 Edited by Billy Batson (57784 posts) - - Show Bio

It's between Swamp Thing and Miracleman.

But no From Hell, Promethea or Top 10...?

BB

#7 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

I feel bad saying this but I haven't read much Moore. Probably because there's so much agreement in his greatness and my tendency to go against the grain, but I've stayed away from his stuff as if it were hot garbage.

HEATHEN. And you call yourself a comic-book fan?! You should feel bad.

Haha, I'm just kidding. But you should definitely check out Moore's stuff - even if there's a lot of hype surrounding it, there is merit to the acclaim that Moore has. You'll be missing out on some of the finest stories in the medium. Check out the DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore trade, it has most of his best DC work collected in one book - For the Man who has Everything, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, and Killing Joke. I'd also thoroughly recommend his Saga of Swamp Thing work as well as Miracleman (though the latter is nigh-impossible to get).

#8 Posted by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel guilty voting against everything else on this list because they're all so incredible... Watchmen for me though.

#9 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (14587 posts) - - Show Bio

The Killing Joke.

#10 Posted by Extremis (3334 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark:

thanks for the recommendations! I own the Killing Joke and Watchmen. But I definitely want to check out the DC one you've suggested as well as League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta.

The problem with Watchmen and V is that I've seen the movies first which will probably ruin my experience slightly. I actually never finished reading Watchmen as it is literally scene for scene like the movie.

#11 Edited by sinestro_GL (3066 posts) - - Show Bio

Watchmen and it's not even close.

#12 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis

Yeah, I can't recommend the DC collection enough - it's just packed with so many classic Moore stories and some lesser-known but still fun ones. Best part is that the colors for the Killing Joke are the original colors - meaning that it's not Bolland's own (in my opinion) dull, realistic colors, but the trippy, LSD-drug look of the original. Really enhances the reading experience.

I also saw Watchmen before reading the comic (don't judge me!), but I find that it's still alright. The movie omits a number of things, and seeing Dave Gibbons' expert use of the nine-panel grid to tell Moore's story is superb.

#13 Edited by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvelman, rippin out titties to make chess pieces is pretty cool on panel