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Reading List: The Ten Essential Alan Moore Comics

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Alan Moore is known as one of the most famous and inventive comics writers of all time. His major works are often cited not just as the best comics, but as some of the best moments of storytelling in literature. In fact, Watchmen was one of the few comics listed on Time's 100 Best Novels in 2005.

Over the many years that he's been writing comics, Moore has produced multiple works that are rightly regarded as classics. In this list of ten essentials, I've tried to cover works that fit into the three periods of Moore's work as I see them.

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Ryan Gosling’s Latest Project Is Deep Sea Mystery ‘The Underwater Welder’

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Hey girl, how would you like to watch a movie about someone going crazy underwater? Fresh off the success of La La Land, the internet’s boyfriend  —  or the internet’s ex-boyfriend, I really struggle to stay on top of these things — has turned to comic books for his next project. According to IDW Entertainment (via iO9), Ryan Gosling will produce a film adaptation of The Underwater Welder, a 2012 graphic novel by renowned comic book author Jeff Lemire.

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Weekender: Ezra Claytan Daniels, ‘Mistlands’, And Berger Books

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The weekend is here! Take a look back at what’s happened in the past seven days. New comics, new stories, new podcasts, new art being made — it’s all part of the ComicsAlliance Weekender!

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ComicsAlliance’s Best of 2016: All The Winners

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We asked you to vote for the best comics, creators, and more in 2016, and over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing the results. Now you can check out all the winners in one place!

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‘Box Office Poison’ Returns In Full Color [Exclusive Preview]

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A classic of indie comics is returning in 2017, and it's in full color for the first time. Box Office Poison is the magnum opus of cartoonist Alex Robinson, a sprawling saga about what people give up for their art, and for what people give up their art. And now Robinson's art is being colored by Pat N. Lewis, giving a whole new look to the original comics.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Factual, Historical, or Biographical Comic of 2016

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Check out the best factual, historical, or biographical comics in 2016, including our critics' picks and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category!

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Comics Alliance Gift Guide: Comics For Your Favorite Political Activists

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We live in politically charged times, and it seems that more people are finding their voice and speaking out about the very many negative aspects of modern politics and politicians. If you have someone in your life that seeks to shake up the system and speak truth to power, we've assembled a holiday gift guide packed with comics perfect for the dissident in you life.

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‘March: Book Three’ by John Lewis, Nate Powell And Andrew Aydin Wins National Book Award

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March: Book Three, the third part of a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, created with Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, became the first comic book to win a National Book Award on Wednesday night.

At the 67th National Book Awards in New York City, hosted by comedian and writer Larry Wilmore, the National Book Foundation honored multiple books on the subject of race, and much of the ceremony was framed as a response to the election of Donald Trump.

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BOO Power! Should My Kids Be Reading ‘Johnny Boo’? [Kids’ Comics]

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There are a lot of kids' stories about ghosts. There are a lot of kids' stories about friendship. But what if there was a kids' comic about ghosts... who are friends?!? That's what James Kochalka's Johnny Boo books are about and they're delightful, combining simple stories, good lessons, colorful artwork, goofy humor, and ghosts and monsters, to create an appealing series of tales that can be laughed over and read again and again.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for August 3 2016

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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