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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Alan Moore (Hail Glycon!)
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The Wednesday Club’s Comic Picks: Alan Moore (Hail Glycon!)

The Wednesday Club is Geek & Sundry’s weekly talk show chatting about all things comics. This week, hosts Taliesin Jaffe, Amy Dallen, and Matt Key chatted about comic book legend Alan Moore.

Alan Moore has written for DC Comics, Vertigo Comics, and his own imprint, leaving an indelible mark on each universe he writes in. While Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke, and V For Vendetta are probably his best-known works, fans of  The Wednesday Club have already heard the hosts gush about his stories in Swamp Thing and his lesser-known titles.

Taliesin credits Moore with revolutionizing comics in the 1970s and 80s. “[Alan Moore] has had a rise and shot out into the upper atmosphere,” he said, “where he can no longer be seen or heard, just sort of ascended beyond [comics]. It’s really quite strange. He is a writer with an enormous and incredible body of work that, if it had a connective tissue, I would say would be a desire to experiment… [and] a love for characters and a love for story.”

“His effects [on the comic industry] are profound,” agreed Amy.

Take a look at the gallery below for specific recommendations from the episode.

The hosts also briefly discussed titles like Superman Annual #11, Tales of the Green Lantern CorpsThe League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Neonomicon, and more. Almost every title from Alan Moore they chatted about included a warning for questionable content, as Moore doesn’t shy away from disturbing topics like abuse, violence, and sexism.

THE DAILY WEDNESDAY

Did you know The Wednesday Club has their own letters column with questions and comments from viewers? Send in your thoughts, comic recommendations, questions, and more to Matt, Amy, and Taliesin at [email protected] and you might just see yourself on the next episode.

Please mark your message “OK to read on air” so the hosts know what you’re comfortable with sharing.

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Featured Image: V For Vendetta, Vertigo Comics

Other Images: DC Comics 

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