Tag Archives: Alan Moore

Anarchy unmasked

Tuesday, the FBI revealed the identity of Sabu, founder of the notorious computer hacking organization LulzSec. It turns out Hector Xavier Monsegur was tracked down last June through a carelessly uncloaked IP address, and has been working as an FBI informant ever since. Monsegur … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 3)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine Comic book writer Gary Friedrich isn’t as famous or acclaimed as Jack Kirby or Alan Moore, but his most well-known … Continue reading

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Taking credit (Part 2)

Full Series Part 1: Avenging the King Part 2: Watching out for number one Part 3: Ghost in the machine A reasonable case could be made that the works of Alan Moore have had as much of an impact on … Continue reading

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Adding insult to injury

As a comic book character, Batgirl only really took flight once she became permanently grounded.  It wasn’t until a vicious attack by the Joker put her in a wheelchair that Barbara Gordon—daughter of Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon and … Continue reading

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The Voice of the people

In recognition of our latest exercise of the electoral process and this evening being Guy Fawkes Night in the U.K., I would like to examine both a graphic literary masterpiece that offers an alternative to our democratic system, and the failure of the movie … Continue reading

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Role models

Ever since comic books first appeared over 75 years ago, mental health professionals have been blaming them for the corruption of America’s youth. Even though these accusations, such as those made by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham in his 1954 book, Seduction … Continue reading

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