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Alan Moore

Alan Moore is an English writer born November 18, 1953 in Northampton. Mostly famous for his influential work in comics, Moore is most famous for his work on the graphic novels Watchmen and V for Vendetta. He is considered as one of the most influential comic writers of all time due to his aptitude to apply coinciding literary references and heavily adult themes, breaking the medium of mainstream comic books.

Career

Originally a cartoonist, Moore decided he couldn't make a living in that fashion and began his career in writing. Working with Marvel comics, Moore wrote scripts for Marvel UK, continuing work on Captain Britain, and also work on 2000 AD. The most famous of his early works was the V for Vendetta series.

He was hired in 1983 to write DC's Swamp Thing in which he introduced John Constantine who was later given his own series, Hellblazer. He also wrote his infamous story on the Joker called The Killing Joke.

It was after this in 1986 that Moore started work on the Watchmen limited series with artist Dave Gibbons where he created an alternate reality in which costumed crime fighters actually exist, set in the uneasy period of the Cold War. This work, released as a graphic novel, later became Moore's most recognized work, and is also considered one of the greatest comic book series of all time.

Moore, now one of the most widely known comic writers of the time, started his own brand called America's Best Comics as an imprinting of DC's WildStorm label, which contained one of his most popular works entitled League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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See also: List of published material by Alan Moore

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