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Parkin, Lance: Magic Words. The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore. London: Aurum, 2013. (426 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781781310779
BibTeX citation key: Parkin2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: Biographie, Großbritannien, Moore. Alan
Creators: Parkin
Publisher: Aurum (London)
For three decades comics fans and creators have looked to Alan Moore to map out the state of the art of the medium. In works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell he has redefined the possibilities of the genre, attracting literary plaudits and a mainstream audience far removed from his cult origins. His standing in popular culture is so high that some of the biggest names in Hollywood vie to adapt his books for cinema.
Now, in anticipation of his 60th birthday, Moore aficionado Lance Parkin goes in search of this extraordinary gentleman, and reveals a writer quite unlike any other working today.

Table of Contents

Introduction (1)

1. Beardless Youth (13)
2. Eight yeaRS LateR … (41)
3. Realistic Weird Warrior (75)
4. Script Robot Alan Moore (105)
5. Heads Up, America … Here I Come! (145)
6. That Isn’t Funny. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! (183)
7. Watchmen II (205)
8. I, Mage (253)
9. Pictopia (301)
10. Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (337)

References (383)
Images (412)
Thanks (414)
Index (415)

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