Et si une ville était la somme de toutes les villes qu'elle a été depuis sa fondation, avec en prime, errant parmi ses ruelles, cachés sous les porches de ses églises, ivres morts ou défoncés derrière ses bars, les spectres inquiets ayant pris part à sa chute et son déclin ? Entre la gloire et la boue coule une voix protéiforme, celle du barde Moore, au plus haut de son art.
« C'est un plaisir de lecture, et de relecture. Commencez où vous voudrez : le début et la fin sont deux bons choix, mais un cercle commence n'importe où, comme un bûcher. » Neil Gaiman Northampton : petite ville située au centre de l'Angleterre, habitée depuis la préhistoire et peuplée de 200 000 âmes. Dont Alan Moore.
C'est lui qui, à travers les siècles et douze récits qui s'entremêlent, en dessine une histoire faite de sorcellerie, de mensonges, de vérités et de morts. On y rencontre un homme oiseau, une sorcière, un ancien croisé traumatisé, un enquêteur romain, une nonne éclopée, un VRP et même... une tête sans corps. Autant de voix qui se mélangent dans la chaleur des brasiers.
Un autre de ces chefs-d'oeuvre dont Alan Moore a le secret.
Né en 1953 à Northampton, Alan Moore a révolutionné le comics américain et le roman graphique grâce à des séries comme V pour Vendetta, Watchmen ou bien encore From Hell et La Ligue des gentlemen extraordinaires, toutes adaptées sur grand écran. Il signe ici un premier roman brillant et intelligent, et nous démontre que, quel que soit le médium, il est un immense conteur d'histoires.
La collection des DO Books propose une approche innovante de la vie de tous les jours et du quotidien professionnel. Ces ouvrages sont destinés aux entrepreneurs, aux créatifs et à tous ceux qui recherchent inspiration et innovation.
Tant de choses passent inaperçues. Nous travaillons toujours plus vite et passons d'un écran à l'autre. Quand avez-vous pour la dernière fois marqué une pause pour admirer un bel objet ou un paysage naturel à couper le souffle ? Ce sont pourtant dans ces moments-là que notre esprit s'élève.
Le designer Alan Moore nous invite à repenser ce que nous produisons - qu'il s'agisse d'un site web, d'une chaise ou d'une entreprise. Il nous encourage, quel que soit notre domaine, à faire les choses bien et à concevoir des choses belles.
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The first collection of short fiction from legendary comic book writer Alan Moore Illuminations is a momentous, wildly original collection of short stories from ''the king of comics'' ( Guardian ), each featuring some kind of illumination or realisation. From the four horsemen of the apocalypse to the Boltzmann brains fashioning the universe at the Big Bang, Alan Moore''s beguiling and exquisitely crafted tales reveal the full power of imagination and magic.>
In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the cold war is in full effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes--Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias--have to test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil. In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created WATCHMEN, changing the course of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, WATCHMEN's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism. WATCHMEN is collected here with a new cover, sketches, extra bonus material and a new introduction by series artist Dave Gibbons.
B>Alan Moore/b> is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing and Miracleman. He is also the mastermind behind the America''s Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories and Top Ten.br>br>b>David Lloyd/b> has been working in comics since 1977. Amongst his most favored works are Sláine: Cauldron of Blood, Night Raven: House of Cards, Aliens: Glass Corridor, Weird War Tales, Gangland, Dark Horse Presents 86, The Horrorist, Marlowe: The Graphic Novel, Hellblazer: Rare Cuts, War Story: J For Jenny, War Story: Nightingale, and Kickback.
Alan Moore's definitive tales of the Man of Steel featuring Batman, Wonder Woman, Robin and more is offered in a Deluxe Edition hardcover for the first time. Legendary writer Alan Moore's seminal Superman tales are collected in this Deluxe Edition hardcover in which the Man of Steel faces his greatest foes and his final battle with the combined forces of Brainiac and Lex Luthor! Also featuring the classic story "For the Man who has Everything" from Superman Annual #11 in which Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman fight the evil warlord Mongul for the fate of The Man of Steel, as illustrated by Moore's Watchmen collaborator, artist Dave Gibbons. And in a tale from DC Comics Presents #85, Superman meets Swamp Thing, a character fans have identified with Moore for over 20 years!
B>Discover the astonishing first prose novel from the legendary author of Watchmen and From Hell -- an epic yet intimate portrait of a single English town across the whole span of human history./b>br>br>The precursor to Jerusalem.br>br>In a story full of lust, madness, and ecstasy, we meet twelve distinctive characters that lived in the same region of central England over the span of six thousand years. Their narratives are woven together in patterns of recurring events, strange traditions, and uncanny visions. First, a cave-boy loses his mother, falls in love, and learns a deadly lesson. He is followed by an extraordinary cast of characters: a murderess who impersonates her victim, a fisherman who believes he has become a different species, a Roman emissary who realizes the bitter truth about the Empire, a crippled nun who is healed miraculously by a disturbing apparition, an old crusader whose faith is destroyed by witnessing the ultimate relic, two witches, lovers, who burn at the stake. Each interconnected tale traces a path in a journey of discovery of the secrets of the land.br>;br>Throughout, the image of the fire resonates between the tales, while Moore finds a different voice for each character though most are inherently duplicitous in some manner, leading to a further commentary on the disparity between myth and reality, and which is more likely to endure over time.br>;br>Co-Published by Top Shelf Productions (USA) and Knockabout (UK).br>;br>With a new cover design by John Coulthart.
Entre les mains de Moore, Suprême est devenu un hommage post-moderne aux comics de super-héros des années 40, et particulièrement au Superman de Weisinger, créateur de Supergirl, de la Légion des Super-Héros, du chien Krypto... Moore poursuit sa passionnante métafiction regorgeant de commentaires sur l'histoire du comics, les procédés narratifs ou encore la création du mythe super-héroïque.
At last, the original two League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen epics are collected in a single volume! In this amazingly imaginative tale, Allan Quatermain, Mina Murray, Captain Nemo, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man unite to defeat a deadly menace to London and all Britons! Then, one month later, the skies over England are filled with flaming rockets as Mars launches the first salvo of an invasion. Only our stalwart adventurers can save mother England and the Earth itself.
Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore's unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that's all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he's out to prove his deranged point. And he¿s going to use Gotham City's top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman's nobility and The Joker's insanity snap once and for all? Legendary writer Alan Moore redefined the super-hero with WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA. In BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, he takes on the origin of comics' greatest super-villain, The Joker -and changes Batman's world forever. Stunningly illustrated, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, THE DELUXE EDITION has been lushly re-colored by artist Brian Bolland, presenting his original vision of this modern classic for the first time.
DC Comics is proud to present an all-new retrospective edition of one of the greatest graphic novels ever in WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION. This book examines each of the series twelve issues in unprecedented detail, moving page by page and panel by panel to reveal the hidden foundations of this milestone in modern storytelling. Edited with notes by Leslie S. Klinger, this new edition draws upon critical and scholastic commentary, in-depth interviews with Dave Gibbons, and previously unseen original source material, all printed in black and white. Klinger provides the reader with a unique and comprehensive view of WATCHMEN as both a singular artistic achievement and a transformative event in the history of comics as a medium. Set in a world in which history has been forever altered by the existence of superheroes, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons monumental graphic novel WATCHMEN is one of the most influential comic book series of all time. Following two generations of masked crime-fighters from the end of World War II to the height of the Cold War, this compelling tale unfolds from a simple murder mystery into an epic saga of power, corruption and the ultimate meaning of humanity. More than 30 years after it was first published, Moore and Gibbons masterpiece continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world. Named one of Time magazines 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, WATCHMEN has won countless critical accolades and honors, including the Eisner Award and the Hugo Award.
Meet the most notorious serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper -- and meet the vast and vibrant communities of Victorian London where his foul deeds gave birth to the modern era. In this remarkable new edition, the award-winning bestseller FROM HELL now features astonishing colors by Eddie Campbell! Jack is back -- and this time, the blood is red. Experience FROM HELL as never before: fully restored and in color for the first time! Five unsolved murders. Two of the greatest creators in the history of comics. One sprawling conspiracy, one metropolis on the brink of the twentieth century, and one bloody-minded Ripper ushering London into the modern age of terror. The award-winning bestseller FROM HELL , often ranked among the greatest graphic novels of all time, takes on haunting new dimensions in FROM HELL: Master Edition , enhanced with impressionistic hues by Eddie Campbell himself.
Before the groundbreaking graphic novel Watchmen , Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book Swamp Thing . His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, Swamp Thing's stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. Includes the story The Anatomy Lesson , a haunting origin story that reshapes Swamp Thing mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond. Author Alan Moore and illustrators Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Shawn McManus, Ron Randall and Dan Day join together to rise from the swamps in slipcased hardcover edition, Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore Vol. 2 . This collects Saga of the Swamp Thing #35-49 with brand-new coloring.
Alan Moore's entrancing fantasy masterpiece concludes in an all-new Deluxe Edition hardcover featuring the spectacular art of J.H. Williams III. "A Higher Court" presents a fantastical trial in the Immateria, presided over by a strange judge and jury. Their task? To determine who shall be the one true Promethea: Stacia or Sophie. It's a battle of best friends who both happen to be Prometheas. Whichever way the fates turn, one thing is for certain: A door will close in Sophie's life. Everything must go as the landmark series nears its conclusion! This is it, the end of the story, the one that answers all the questions! Alan Moore and J.H. Williams III deliver the most gloriously experimental collection of PROMETHEA yet, in which the reader takes an incredible trip through the magical cosmos with Promethea as a guide. Collects issues #24-32.
A frightening tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world, V for Vendetta stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and a defining work for creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit that rebels against it. Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence, V for Vendetta brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance. V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition collects DC Comics' original 10-issue series in its entirety, including the "bridging" pages colored by David Lloyd, which originally ran between the issues' story pages. This deluxe volume also includes Lloyd's and Moore's introductions to the series as well as Moore's extended history of its creation, "Behind the Painted Smile," and an expanded sketchbook section by Lloyd. Collects V for Vendetta #1-10.
One bad day. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, The Joker is out to prove a deranged point. And he's going to use Gotham City's top cop, commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant daughter Barbara (a.k.a. Batgirl) to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight's closest friends. Critically acclaimed author Alan Moore redefined graphic novel story-telling with Watchmen and V for Vendetta. In Batman: The Killing Joke , he takes on the origin of comics' greatest super-villain, The Joker, and changes Batman's world forever. Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke (30th Anniversary Edition) includes both the recolored art by artist Brian Bolland and the original colors by John Higgins, along with the never-before-published scripts, and numerous Batman and Joker sketches and stories by Bolland. Collects Batman: Black and White #4; Batman: The Killing Joke ; Countdown #31; Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland ; Joker: Last Laugh #1, #6; Joker's Greatest Stories Ever Told ; Who's Who in the DC Universe #13 and Wonder Woman #96.
B>Before the groundbreaking graphic novel Watchmen, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book Swamp Thing. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history./b>br>br>With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, Swamp Thing''s stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. Includes the story The Anatomy Lesson, a haunting origin story that reshapes Swamp Thing mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond. Author Alan Moore and illustrators Stephen Bissette, John Totleben, Rick Veitch, Shawn McManus, Ron Randall and Dan Day join together to rise from the swamps in slipcased hardcover edition, Absolute Swamp Thing by Alan Moore Vol. 3. This collects Saga of the Swamp Thing;#51-64 and DC Comics Presents #85.
This groundbreaking series from ALAN MOORE, the award-winning writer of V FOR VENDETTA and BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder mystery but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes--Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias--must test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil. Collects Watchmen #1-12. WATCHMEN NOIR presents the most celebrated graphic novel of all time in gritty black-and-white pencils and inks, highlighting illustrator DAVE GIBBONS masterful artwork.
B>All the groundbreaking Saga of the Swamp Thing graphic novels by Alan Moore, the writer of Watchmen and V For Vendetta, in a gorgeous slipcase box set!br> /b>br>br>Before Watchmen, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book The Swamp Thing. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, The Swamp Thing stories became commentaries on environmental, political, and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. br> br>Created out of the Swamp by a freak accident, Swamp Thing is an elemental creature who uses the forces of nature and wisdom of the plant kingdom to fight the polluted world''s self-destruction. Alan Moore took the Swamp Thing to new heights in the 1980s with his unique narrative approach. His provocative and groundbreaking writing, combined with masterly artwork by some of the medium''s top artists, made Swamp Thing one of the great comics of the late twentieth century.br> br>Book One begins with the story "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story that reshapes Swamp Thing mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond.br> br>In this second collection, The Swamp Thing says goodbye to the illusion of his own humanity after learning that he is 100% plant, meets a crew of benevolent alien invaders inspired by the classic comic strip Pogo (also set in the swamp), and consummates his relationship with Abigail Arcane as only he could.br> br>The third volume is brimming with visceral horrors including underwater vampires, a werewolf with an unusual curse, the hideous madman called Nukeface. Best of all, this volume features the comics debut of John Constantine, Hellblazer, who launches Swamp Thing on a voyage of self-discovery that will take him from the darkest corners of America to the roots of his own long-hidden heritage.br> br>Volume four brings Swamp Thing’s quest for self-discovery with the mystic John Constantine to its shattering conclusion. A harbinger of doom has been released with the sole charge of waking an evil beyond comprehension, and Swamp Thing, John Constantine, Deadman, The Phantom Stranger, Etrigan the Demon, The Spectre and other masters of the occult must unite against the dark forces that threaten to eradicate Heaven’s light.br> br>The fifth and final volume begins as Swamp Thing returns from his sojourn to hell, only to learn that his girlfriend Abby is being persecuted for their “unnatural relations.” When she skips town for Gotham City, he follows and runs afoul of Batman, Lex Luthor, and the Gotham City Police Department.br>
Before Watchmen, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book The Swamp Thing. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history.With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, The Swamp Thing stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance. Saga of the Swamp Thing Book One collects issues #20-27 of this seminal series including the never-before-reprinted Saga of The Swamp Thing #20, where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline.Book One begins with the story "The Anatomy Lesson," a haunting origin story that reshapes Swamp Thing mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond.