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By Annalisa Di Liddo

ISBN-10: 1604732121

ISBN-13: 9781604732122

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Eclectic British writer Alan Moore (b. 1953) is among the so much acclaimed and arguable comics writers to emerge because the past due Seventies. He has produced a good number of well-regarded comedian books and picture novels whereas additionally making occasional forays into song, poetry, functionality, and prose.

In Alan Moore: Comics as functionality, Fiction as Scalpel, Annalisa Di Liddo argues that Moore employs the comics shape to dissect the literary canon, the culture of comics, modern society, and our realizing of heritage. The booklet considers Moore's narrative ideas and pinpoints the most thematic threads in his works: the subversion of style and pulp fiction, the interrogation of superhero tropes, the manipulation of area and time, the makes use of of magic and mythology, the instability of gender and ethnic identification, and the buildup of images to create satire that reviews on politics and paintings history.

studying Moore's use of comics to scrutinize modern tradition, Di Liddo analyzes his best-known works--Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, Watchmen, From Hell, Promethea, and Lost Girls. The examine additionally highlights Moore's lesser-known output, akin to Halo Jones, Skizz, and Big Numbers, and his prose novel Voice of the Fire. Alan Moore: Comics as functionality, Fiction as Scalpel finds Moore to be probably the most major and particularly postmodern comics creators of the final quarter-century.

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