True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has claimed that Alan Moore Moore and Grant Morrison were the first writers to excite him about the possibilities of storytelling.
With everyone looking to solve the many remaining mysteries of True Detective, it’s tempting to ask: are comic books the key? Pizzolatto’s spectacular Moore crib aside, I’d go with with a big no. Ain’t nothing going to settle the debate around Carcosa let alone Marty Hart’s hot dating skills, but comics do represent a largely unexplored and appropriately strange route into the show. So without further ado here’s our by no means exhaustive guide to True Detective and weird comic books.
SPOILER WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for True Detective, Top 10, From Hell and some of The Invisibles.
While it may not have ever reached the same level of recognition as Watchmen or V for Vendetta, Alan Moore's From Hell -- his collaboration with artist Eddie Campbell, which speculated on the possible identity and motivations of infamous 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper -- is considered by some to be the writer's greatest work. Now, he and Campbell are
Continuing an annual tradition, Top Shelf is set to announce its fall sale of select merchandise through its website. From now until Friday, September 28, the popular indie comics publisher is offering deep discounts on several of its titles, with over 100 titles going for three dollars or less, including collections of work from creators like Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, James Kochalka and others.
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As Eddie Campbell collaborated with Alan Moore on the spectacular From Hell, his daughter Hayley - then just 7 years old - took inspiration from his work and created her own Jack the Ripper book called The Ripper File. With sections called things like
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Though it might feel like it now sometimes, autobio comics haven't always dominated the independent market. Despite a panorama of undergrounds in the sixties, Western comics didn't really do autobiography until the seventies, when the brilliantly troubled Justin Green and the cantankerously regimented Harvey Pekar released their respective books, "Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary" and the long-running "American Splendor
Top Shelf has finally collected all the autographical comics of Eddie Campbell, the artist of "From Hell," in a satisfying large omnibus called "The Years Have Pants." It's about drinking, art, love, growing up, and the daily absurdities of being alive, and while you have to wait till October to get your copy, there are 16 pages online now for your viewin
Eddie Campbell is not only comics royalty, with Bacchus, Alec, and a little ditty called From Hell which he co-created with Alan Moore to his credit, he's also a true gentleman, a raconteur par excellence, and (full disclosure) I'm honored to call him my friend. I first met Eddie through mutual friends at Comic-C
One of the great pleasures of Comic-Con is the chance to see old friends, make new friends, and spend time together talking comics over drinks late into the night. Last night found your intrepid correspondents catching up with our pals from the
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