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(Deadline)   The antagonist in Alan Moore's latest League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic is a Harry Potter archetype who "shoots lightning bolts from his flaccid penis"   (deadline.com ) divider line 45
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2012-06-18 03:31:22 PM  
*Chuckle* You are one twisted bastard,Moore.
 
2012-06-18 03:35:23 PM  
That's a typo. The character, Syphilito, is not a superhero at all, but a man who once complained that it felt like he was shooting lightning bolts out of his penis when he urinated.
 
2012-06-18 03:57:01 PM  
That's gotta be hard to aim.
 
2012-06-18 03:59:51 PM  

unyon: That's gotta be hard to aim.


THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WHIZ ON THE ELECTRIC FENCE!
 
2012-06-18 04:01:23 PM  
They call him... LIMPNING
 
2012-06-18 04:05:22 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: That's a typo. The character, Syphilito, is not a superhero at all, but a man who once complained that it felt like he was shooting lightning bolts out of his penis when he urinated.



"I swear, honey, I got my magical powers from a public restroom toilet seat, honest!"
 
2012-06-18 04:06:54 PM  
Oh, Alan.
 
2012-06-18 04:09:40 PM  
And yet Moore complains when DC uses the Watchmen in any capacity because he doesn't think anyone should be able to write those characters but him.

For a guy whose entire career is based on borrowing other writers' characters (see LoEG, Watchmen, Lost Girls, etc.) Alan Moore sure likes to play the victim card a lot.
 
2012-06-18 04:19:06 PM  
Hairy Cocker and the Half-Chubbed Pants.
 
2012-06-18 04:23:13 PM  

unyon: That's gotta be hard to aim.


Public bathroom floors would agree.
 
2012-06-18 04:23:42 PM  
Didn't Robot chicken already do this bit?
 
2012-06-18 04:25:57 PM  
No, no. It is Tim Hunter from Books of Magic. Common mistake.
 
2012-06-18 04:37:53 PM  
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2012-06-18 04:43:12 PM  
Oh, why couldn't Moore and Miller just stop writing at their peak?

/2nd LOEG book was not really good. Terror by Miller was just horrible. Just....just terrrrible.
 
2012-06-18 04:44:43 PM  
So he's Dr. Manhattan with a urinary tract infection?
 
2012-06-18 04:51:07 PM  

palelizard: unyon: That's gotta be hard to aim.

Public bathroom floors would agree.


I always have a huge erection when I pee in public restrooms. Results are similar, though.
 
2012-06-18 04:57:12 PM  
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2012-06-18 05:11:30 PM  
Set in 2009, eh? Who's on the League roster?
 
2012-06-18 05:20:57 PM  
The LGX "Century" series is farking terrible. I guess Moore decided to run the characters in to the ground before someone else could. What was the last decent thing he wrote? Top Ten? Tomorrow Stories?
 
2012-06-18 05:22:40 PM  

ZeroCorpse: And yet Moore complains when DC uses the Watchmen in any capacity because he doesn't think anyone should be able to write those characters but him.

For a guy whose entire career is based on borrowing other writers' characters (see LoEG, Watchmen, Lost Girls, etc.) Alan Moore sure likes to play the victim card a lot.


THIS

Frankly, I thought the ending of the Watchman movie made more sense than the graphic novel.
 
2012-06-18 05:28:17 PM  
At this point I don't know if Moore is getting crazier or lazier. Neither would shock me.
 
2012-06-18 05:28:24 PM  

ZeroCorpse: And yet Moore complains when DC uses the Watchmen in any capacity because he doesn't think anyone should be able to write those characters but him.

For a guy whose entire career is based on borrowing other writers' characters (see LoEG, Watchmen, Lost Girls, etc.) Alan Moore sure likes to play the victim card a lot.


I'd agree with you if DC could manage more than Geoff Johns 1970s fanwankery or Dan Didio flinging his feces at a page and ordering the printers to print it.

/sometimes they switch, and Didio wanks it while Johns flings shiat.
//Just because Moore is a hypocrite doesn't mean he's wrong.
 
2012-06-18 05:30:19 PM  
According to the Previews shipping list, this book does not actually come out this week...
 
2012-06-18 05:31:49 PM  

Subdue their bellies: Set in 2009, eh? Who's on the League roster?


Spoilers:

The League was broken up by about the end of the Second World War. Three former members: Mina, Alan and Orlando remain, by virtue of their immortality. By the end of the last volume, which takes place in the 70s, Mina is missing and living in an insane asylum, Alan has fallen off the wagon and Orlando has left after Alan tried to pawn Excalibur. It's going to be interesting to see who makes up the new league, but I'm betting that Nemo's great grand-son has something to do with it.
 
2012-06-18 05:36:00 PM  

Subdue their bellies: Set in 2009, eh? Who's on the League roster?


Good question. Looking at Sci-Fi movies that came out in 2009, I hope it's #26 http://www.listal.com/list/science-fiction-2009

Because there is no other tread, I'd like to take this opportunity to comment on how lame True Blood was last night. Sci-Fi/Horror is great when real life is impacted by a bit of the strange. Now everything about True Blood is strange. It just doesn't work. OK, I'm done. It's out of me.
 
2012-06-18 05:38:21 PM  

facisto: No, no. It is Tim Hunter from Books of Magic. Common mistake.


No, I think you meant Tommy Taylor from The Unwritten.
 
2012-06-18 05:38:41 PM  

facisto: No, no. It is Tim Hunter from Books of Magic. Common mistake.


Dern it. That was the joke I was going to make.
 
2012-06-18 06:44:06 PM  
Could we just stop paying attention to Alan Moore? As a group?
 
2012-06-18 06:45:18 PM  

Apos: *Chuckle* You are one twisted bastard

predictable egomaniac with a one track mind ,Moore.

FTFY
 
2012-06-18 06:47:31 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Apos: *Chuckle* You are one twisted bastard predictable egomaniac with a one track mind ,Moore.

FTFY


Touché.
 
2012-06-18 06:51:56 PM  
Man, where were you people a decade ago when it wasn't cool to state the obvious and say that Alan Moore should have retired in 1989?

I got tired of waiting for the rest of you to catch up.
 
2012-06-18 07:39:43 PM  
A challenger appears!
Link
 
2012-06-18 08:22:07 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Man, where were you people a decade ago when it wasn't cool to state the obvious and say that Alan Moore should have retired in 1989?

I got tired of waiting for the rest of you to catch up.


Dude, you're shiatting on his ABC stuff? On Promethea? Seriously? Dude, you have zero farking taste in reading material, man.

Also, Alan Moore is a gigantic hypocrite prick. But having actual talent makes up for a whole lot of gigantic hypocritical prickishness, imho.
 
2012-06-18 09:39:23 PM  
I feel compelled to buy this but the last Century was shiat and the one before that wasn't much either
 
2012-06-18 09:51:25 PM  
Are we allowed to say that Alan Moore is overrated now? Because I've been wanting to say that for a few years now, basically ever since Promethea...
 
2012-06-18 10:29:42 PM  

Hebalo: The LGX "Century" series is farking terrible. I guess Moore decided to run the characters in to the ground before someone else could. What was the last decent thing he wrote? Top Ten? Tomorrow Stories?


I liked the Jeeves and Wooster bit from the Black Dossier.
 
2012-06-18 11:12:19 PM  

ZeroCorpse: And yet Moore complains when DC uses the Watchmen in any capacity because he doesn't think anyone should be able to write those characters but him. For a guy whose entire career is based on borrowing other writers' characters (see LoEG, Watchmen, Lost Girls, etc.) Alan Moore sure likes to play the victim card a lot.


There's a fundamental difference between this & what D.C. is doing with "Before Watchmen."

No one who reads "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" believes the Professor Moriarty in the story is a "canonical" extension of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, or that this version of Harry Potter is connected to Rowling's stories.

But that's exactly what J. Michael Straczynski and the other writers on "Before Watchmen" are doing to Moore's "Watchmen" by creating canonical back-stories for the characters.
 
2012-06-19 01:41:24 AM  
Damn it Ghastly, my brain insisted on dredging this (NSFW) up when I read the headline.
 
2012-06-19 02:54:22 AM  

Rimjob: ZeroCorpse: And yet Moore complains when DC uses the Watchmen in any capacity because he doesn't think anyone should be able to write those characters but him. For a guy whose entire career is based on borrowing other writers' characters (see LoEG, Watchmen, Lost Girls, etc.) Alan Moore sure likes to play the victim card a lot.

There's a fundamental difference between this & what D.C. is doing with "Before Watchmen."

No one who reads "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" believes the Professor Moriarty in the story is a "canonical" extension of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, or that this version of Harry Potter is connected to Rowling's stories.

But that's exactly what J. Michael Straczynski and the other writers on "Before Watchmen" are doing to Moore's "Watchmen" by creating canonical back-stories for the characters.


They're both simply published fan-fiction. Moore is a little more obvious about it if you ask me.
 
2012-06-19 04:43:25 AM  
He'd better hope Rowling's people overlook the connection. Unlike the rest of his characters, HP is *not* in public domain.
 
2012-06-19 05:25:16 AM  

KiplingKat872: He'd better hope Rowling's people overlook the connection. Unlike the rest of his characters, HP is *not* in public domain.


So what? The Wtachmen characters were just Charlton rip-offs. Promethea was Wonder Woman, Tom Strong was Doc Savage, Supreme was Superman... Moore's good at doing thinly veiled rip-offs, too.
 
2012-06-19 05:54:51 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: KiplingKat872: He'd better hope Rowling's people overlook the connection. Unlike the rest of his characters, HP is *not* in public domain.

So what? The Wtachmen characters were just Charlton rip-offs. Promethea was Wonder Woman, Tom Strong was Doc Savage, Supreme was Superman... Moore's good at doing thinly veiled rip-offs, too.


Because while "borrowing" is a long accepted practice in the comic book world, it is not common practice in mainstream publishing with probably the single most profitable character/series in 50 years. Arthur Levine Books/Scholastic, Inc. might be slightly more protective of their intellectual property than DC is.

I'm sure they ran it through the lawyers before going to press, and if Levine Books kicks up a fuss they will claim it is satire. But that is really waving the red cape in front of the bull.
 
2012-06-19 02:48:23 PM  
unless it's this:
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I don't care
 
2012-06-19 10:36:07 PM  
i.imm.io
 
2012-06-20 01:19:35 PM  
I've been a huge Alan Moore fanboy for well over two decades. I think he is a brilliant comic book writer, and that a huge variety of works made over the last two plus decades - comics, film, TV, books - owe him a creative debt. If anything, I think he doesn't get enough credit for his ability to craft stories to fit the particular talents of the artists he works with.

That said LXG sucks, and has since the first book. It is little more than a faux-highbrow scavenger hunt where the reader is asked to try and recognize often obscure public domain characters. The charcters themselves aren't particularly compelling and the plot is a poor rehash of well travelled terrain.

/He's done good work lately - Promethea & Tom Strong are fantastic books, and Top Ten was enjoyable.
 
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