The DC Universe with Alan Moore
a mind-sucking parasite story. But it's also the best
mind-sucking parasite story ever told.
a variety of reasons, largely kept to himself but speculated
upon wildly, Alan Moore refuses to work for DC ever again.
technically, DC publishes America's Best Comics, but that's
done through the intermediary of Wildstorm.)
they can't get anything new out of him, DC has plenty of old
stuff, because in the mid-'80's, Moore was quite happy to
frolic in their playground.
with a sense of comic book history is at least vaguely familiar
with Moore's ground-breaking work on Swamp Thing. So ground-breaking
and popular with fans was it that when the Crisis rolled around,
DC gave Moore the last word on Superman before John Byrne
relaunched the character.
resulting story, Whatever
Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? , managed to make a relaunch
almost irrelevant, breathing new life into the silver age
Superman that editors thought had grown too complicated. And
indeed, most of the elements of that take on Superman have
snuck their way back into continuity.
there's more -- and DC wants to tell you about it.
Alan Moore's earliest writing for DC Comics will be collected
this June in the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: THE DC UNIVERSE STORIES
OF ALAN MOORE TP. This 208-page collection includes stories
drawn by some of Moore's best-known collaborators and starring
some of DC's greatest heroes.
of stories for ACROSS THE UNIVERSE includes
the Man Who Has Everything" from SUPERMAN ANNUAL #11
with art by Dave Gibbons (also reprinted in
The Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told , and rightfully
Jungle Line"(featuring Superman and Swamp Thing) from
DC COMICS PRESENTS #85 with art by Rick Veitch & Al Williamson
Clay" from BATMAN ANNUAL #11 with art by George Freeman
backup story "Night Olympics" (featuring Green Arrow
& Black Canary) from DETECTIVE COMICS #549-550 with art
by Klaus Janson
story "Footsteps" (featuring the Phantom Stranger)
from SECRET ORIGINS #10 with art by Joe Orlando
story "Father's Day" from VIGILANTE #17-18 with
art by Jim Baikie
backup stores from OMEGA MEN #26 & 27 with art by Kevin
O'Neill, Paris Cullins & Rick Magyar
backup stories from GREEN LANTERN #188 and GREEN LANTERN CORPS
ANNUAL #2 & 3 with art by Gibbons, O'Neill and Bill Willingham
no secret that Alan is one of the most brilliant, inventive,
and versatile writers in comics, whether he's writing about
Swamp Thing, Superman, Promethea, V FOR VENDETTA's V, or
whoever," says Paul Levitz, DC's President & Publisher.
"This is a great opportunity for fans to catch up on
these seminal DC Universe stories, most of which have never
been reprinted in the U.S. before."
THE UNIVERSE also features a new cover and an introduction
by Gibbons, and is scheduled to hit stores June 11, at a
cover price of $19.95.