v for vendetta
Alan Moore says he is pretty much done with comics and for many fans it will mark the end of an era in comics much like the Gold and Silver ages. His run on Swamp Thing, The Killing Joke, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, From Hell, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen litter comic book must read lists on the Internet. Don’t fret though, Moore says there are a couple of things left to do before he calls it quits forever on comic books. (more…)
Alan Moore’s Graphic Novels are long, intricate and complex works; lets just get that out in the open first of all. The question remains: How does one condense the complexity of a 600 page Graphic Novel and squash it into a two-hour film without having to compromise the source material? Well, quite frankly its a major directorial feat, and an almost impossible at that, just going from past film adaptations. That’s not to say the film adaptations aren’t great. Good or bad, it’s all to do with how emotionally attached one is to the source material. For example individuals’ who hadn’t read the source material for Watchmen, V For Vendetta or From Hell might have loved some aspects of each of the movies, even though those who’ve read the source material might have a much different opinion on the adaptations. It just boils down to individual tastes really. There is probably one exception, which is the last film Sean Connery acted in before his retirement (…pretty unlucky to bow out to a universally loathed movie). We are, of course, talking about A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (more…)
Alan Moore. Simply put, genius. After all, he did create some incredible works of art, i.e. comics. He is the mastermind/creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell, just to name a few. John Doran, who works for a British music newspaper dubbed The Stool Pigeon, had the opportunity to sit down with Moore and speak about the works that made him an international star in the comic industry as well as his choice to distance himself from the multitude of film adaptations. After the jump, you can read a few excerpts from the interview or catch it in its entirety here.
In the greatest geek mashup sense chocolate and expresso beans tied the knot so many years ago these two pillars of industry have finally come together to produce the ultimate edible geek creation. The entire cake is edible according to the bride, who surprised the very lucky groom with this soul enriching tribute to geek decadence. This was not the only Mario presence at their wedding though. The groom was given a pair of Mario boxers to wear on the day and the rings were delivered to the alter on a 1-UP keychain. If the saying a way to a geeks heart is through his console holds true, then this woman surely has her priorities on the right track.
As if this cake wasn’t enough to cement their relationship into the annals of geekdom I give you…their wedding date, November 5th. This date should instantly resonate with many of you comic and movie geeks out there. Need a hint? Remember, remember, the fifth of November. This night in 1605 is what is now known as the Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes night. It’s a celebration of the failed Gunpowder Plot and the now comic legend V wears a Guy Fawkes mask as he attempts to disrupt the British government. For all you that know and love the movie, I strongly urge you to check out the 10 issue run of the DC comic that inspired and in my opinion far eclipses it. There is an earlier black and white version published in Warrior but DC reprinted and finished the story.
For you movie geeks lets not forgot that your hero and mine, Dr. Emmet Brown conceived one of the single greatest achievements on this date in 1955, the flux capacitor. This simple device now for sale to the masses by ThinkGeek enables us to travel and explore the vastness of time and space.
Thanks goes to Kotaku.com for the story