From Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, 2006: The aftermath of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie, which triggered World War I, June 28, 1914 - 100 years ago today.

From Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie, 2006: The aftermath of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and wife Sophie, which triggered World War I, June 28, 1914 - 100 years ago today.

Ad for D.R. and Quinch’s Totally Awesome Guide to Life by Alan Moore and Alan Davis, 1987.

Ad for D.R. and Quinch’s Totally Awesome Guide to Life by Alan Moore and Alan Davis, 1987.

In these nonconsecutive panels from ‘Miracleman & the Magic Pen’ by Steve Moore and Stan Woch in 1991’s Miracleman: Apocrypha #1, it clearly states Moran is at the offices of the ‘Daily Bugle,’ previously established as his employer, yet the door is twice shown reading ‘Daily Planet.’Was this an error or an intentional contradiction of which I am missing the significance?

In these nonconsecutive panels from ‘Miracleman & the Magic Pen’ by Steve Moore and Stan Woch in 1991’s Miracleman: Apocrypha #1, it clearly states Moran is at the offices of the ‘Daily Bugle,’ previously established as his employer, yet the door is twice shown reading ‘Daily Planet.’

Was this an error or an intentional contradiction of which I am missing the significance?

Miracleman color comparisons. From left: 1982’s Warrior (B&W) and Eclipse Miracleman #1 (1985) comic colors. Row two: Eclipse Miracleman Book One (1990) recolored version, and the upcoming Marvel Comics version. Last two images show only the Eclipse comic #1 color versions and the new Marvel versions as they did not appear in Warrior and were not recolored for the Book One collection.

*Edited image format for (I hope) easier viewing.

Alan Moore’s script for last page of Batman: The Killing Joke, 1988.

Alan Moore’s script for last page of Batman: The Killing Joke, 1988.

Ad for From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, 1995.

Ad for From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, 1995.

Promotional ad for Splat! anthology featuring ‘Maxwell the Magic Cat’ by Alan Moore, 1987.

Promotional ad for Splat! anthology featuring ‘Maxwell the Magic Cat’ by Alan Moore, 1987.

Promotional/ordering ad for Grendel: Devil by the Deed by Matt Wagner and Rich Rankin, 1986.

Promotional/ordering ad for Grendel: Devil by the Deed by Matt Wagner and Rich Rankin, 1986.

Promotional ad for The Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, 1987.

Promotional ad for The Ballad of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, 1987.

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Promotional ad for Miracleman featuring art by Chuck Beckum, 1986.

Promotional ad for Miracleman featuring art by Chuck Beckum, 1986.

Dave Gibbons: When DC said to us supposing we get some other people to continue WATCHMEN….

Fiona Jerome: How the hell do you continue it?

Alan Moore: We stopped them from doing it.

Gibbons: But what I’m trying to say is - I really believe that Alan and I doing it is intrinsic to its success.

Watchmen roundtable discussion with Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Martin Skidmore, Fiona Jerome, Steve Whitaker, and Peter Hogan in Fantasy Advertiser #100, March, 1988

From the audience: Do you actually own WATCHMEN?

Alan Moore: My understanding is that when WATCHMEN is finished and DC have not used the characters for a year, they’re ours.

Dave Gibbons: They pay us a substantial amount of money…

Moore: … to retain the rights. So basically they’re not ours, but if DC is working with the characters in our interests then they might as well be. On the other hand, if the characters have outlived their natural life span and DC doesn’t want to do anything with them, then after a year we’ve got them and we can do what we want with them, which I’m perfectly happy with.

Gibbons: What would be horrendous, and DC could legally do it, would be to have Rorschach crossing over with Batman or something like that, but I’ve got enough faith in them that I don’t think they’d do that. I think because of the unique team they couldn’t get anybody else to take it over to do WATCHMEN II or anything else like that, and we’ve certainly got no plans to do WATCHMEN II.

Watchmen panel, moderated by Neil Gaiman, at London’s UK Comic Art Convention, September 21, 1986 (as printed in The Comics Journal #116, July, 1987).
Promotional ad for Marvelman (before Eclipse Comics changed the title to Miracleman) by Alan Moore and Garry Leach, 1985.

Promotional ad for Marvelman (before Eclipse Comics changed the title to Miracleman) by Alan Moore and Garry Leach, 1985.