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Sandifer, Philip: The Last War in Albion. The Early Work of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. Bd. 1. o.O. Eruditorum, 2016. (786 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1540482189
BibTeX citation key: Sandifer2016
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Categories: General
Keywords: Biographie, Großbritannien, Moore. Alan, Morrison. Grant
Creators: Sandifer
Publisher: Eruditorum (o.O.)
Abstract
In the late twentieth century, beneath the surface of Britain's green and pleasant land, raged a war that spanned the heights of mystical transcendence and the most obscure gutters of popular culture. The stakes were unfathomably vast: the fate of the twenty-first century, the shape of an entire artistic medium, and whether or not several people would make their rent. On one side was Alan Moore, the acclaimed literary genius who would transform comics forever. On the other was Grant Morrison, the upstart punk who never met an idol he didn't want to knock off its perch. In Volume One of this incredible tale you'll learn how an ex-drug dealer from the slums of Northampton and a failed rock star from Glasgow made their way into the comics industry and found themselves locked in an artistic rivalry that would shake the very foundations of Britain. Starting from their beginnings writing and drawing comic strips like Captain Clyde and Maxwell the Magic Cat and continuing through Moore's breakout runs on Marvelman and V for Vendetta and explosion onto the US scene with Swamp Thing, it is the fantastically unlikely tale of how the British comics industry came to produce the two greatest wizards of their generation. This is the story of gothic rock and obscenity trials. Of William Blake and William S. Burroughs. Of Hieronymus Bosch and Enid Blyton. This is the story of the Last War in Albion.
  
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