for Alan Moore Comic Books
Alan Moore gets his own section for one simple reason: his books are, by
far, the most annotated. Below you will find links to annotations for no
less than THIRTEEN series: 1963, Albion, Judgment Day, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (both
the original, V2, and the Black Dossier), Marvelman/Miracleman, Promethea, Smax, Supreme, Swamp Thing,
This is Information, Top
Ten, V for Vendetta, and The Watchmen. In addition, annotations fans should check out the annotations
included in the back of every issue of From Hell (they were also included in the
has put together an amazing run of annotations (see the
DC Annotations section of the site for more of
Six of his annotations focus on Moore books:
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen V2,
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen V3,
Smax, and the
Top Ten series
(including it's extensions).
Jess has given me permission to mirror his annotations, so they're hosted here.
If you're into the Golden Age, you should also take a trip to
as it has lots of Golden Age information on it.
Doug Atkinson compiled an excellent annotation for
Watchmen, by Alan Moore
and Dave Gibbons. Click
here to go to the index page for
these annotations. Watchmen fans should also check out
Watching the Detectives: An Internet Companion for Readers of Watchmen.
Klein (who created the V for Vendetta logo to the right) runs a site called
the V for Vendetta Shrine.
It has tons of analysis, interviews, media, etc. and is a fantastic site to
check out if you have any interest at all in V for Vendetta.
Madelyn Boudreaux compiled annotations for V for Vendetta
for a '94 graduate class she took in
Literary Research. She did a revision in the summer of '99, and recently
made even more changes this August '04. Here are the newly revised
complete V for Vendetta
annotations. Alternatively, you can see a direct mirror of Madelyn's site, which is broken into six parts:
Sources & Credits, and
Quotes & Fanmail.
Greg Plantamura has annotated Alan Moore's
Swamp Thing (issues #21-64, plus a few other miscellaneous).
Michael Norwitz has annotated
(For more on Michael Norwitz' work, check the
Bibliographies by Fans section of my site.)
Someone has finally taken on the
has done extensive annotations for most of the issues. Be forewarned if
you are (still) on a dial-up modem: the pages are graphics heavy!
Jess Nevins did not annotate
Smax #5, so Paul Andinach kindly stepped in to fill the void.
Damian Gordon and Pádraig Ó Méalóid,
along with a lot of help from loads of fans, and major help from John Reppion,
have annotated Alan Moore's
comic. Albion was "created" by Alan Moore, and written by Leah Moore and
John Reppion. You can get the annotations
Eamonn Clarke has annotated Alan
Andinach has added notations for
Supreme, building on Aaron Severson's original annotations. In
addition, annotations for
were discussed on the UseNet.
Speaking of Supreme, Randal Yard has put together an
timeline, which covers all but the last few issues of Supreme. He's
been kind enough to send it to me, so you can find it here. The
zipped version is
14K; unzipped is
Annotations to Moore's parody of Marvel comics,
1963, were discussed on the
UseNet back when it came out. I compiled those annotations, and then HOLON
further augmented them to create a new version 2.0. You can find the full
Ng Kiat Han has written annotations
to Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbis's 9-11 story,
Information, which appeared in the first book (Artists Respond) of the two
911 memorial editions published in January 2002.
Art Turner has written a blog
Deciphering Hob's Hog which is, as he calls it, "an attempt to make sense of
the first chapter of Alan Moore's VOICE OF THE FIRE."
Ng Kiat Han has completed his
annotations to the story
"Young Alan Moore in "Saga of the Vile Thing", by Darren Shan, found on
Pages 95-99 of "Alan Moore: Portrait of An Extraordinary Gentleman". It's
a bibliography of sorts, very nicely crafted into the events of one day.
Finally, while not annotations per se,
Jose Carlos Neves
has a multi-lingual (Portuguese & English, but mostly Portuguese) website dedicated to
Alan Moore that includes articles, pictures, a bibliography, and other sundry stuff
(including an interview with my brother, Michael Karpas, since he does an Alan
Anything I'm missing?
Let me know!
*Thanks to Craig Klein for the awesome V for
Vendetta logo. Check out his site
since the Aug. 18th '03 Site Redesign