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Yes, the first Books of Magic run (4 issues) was Gaimen's, and featured many of the cooler magical DC characters (Dr. Occult, Constantine, and the Phantom Stranger). They were "magical tutors" to the main character Timothy Hunter. Each issue had a different artist. I believe Charles Vess did the issue that dealt with the land of Farie. Gaimen later worked with Vess on Stardust.

When it became an ongoing series John Ney Reiber took over with Gaimen remaining on as a consultant. I forget how long they worked on the series. Peter Gross I think was next. It remained pretty good for a while, but the quality faded.

Alan Moore also wrote "Killing Joke".
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Holy crap! I totally forgot about killing joke! that's the only time you'll ever find batman and the joker enjoying....oh! almost spoiled the ending. check it out it rules.
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In the Gentlemen comics, every image has tons of references* to classical and sometimes obscure fantasy litterature of the XIXth and early XXth century.

One such obscure reference was for the 'Man of Coblentz,' which was a LIMERICK!
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Alan Moore is a genius.
Have any of you read Bryan talbot's "The Adventures of Luther Arkwright"? Essential Bizarre and Steampunk reading.
I've been fortunate enough to meet both Moore and Talbot at Showcase comics in Newcastle in the late 80s -both very cool people.
Incidentally anyone in the North East who hasn't read Talbot's "Alice in Sunderland" is missing one of the best graphic books and historical accounts ever. It's superb, and much better than I'm making it sound no doubt!
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I've read Alice in Sunderland and it's obviously a wonderful graphic story, sometimes a bit hermetic to me.
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My wife, notorious for avoiding comics, has just completed her first reading of the Watchmen. I insisted she give it a try, and within about 15 minutes I couldn't get her to put it down.

Now, she is ready for the film I think.

I also have V for Vendetta (both book and film), but my friends here have given me much more to explore. Thanks.
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Love Alan Moore's stuff though Alan himself is a bit too Alan. ;-P
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Alan is great. My favourite are The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell comics.

Here is an as I think quite inspirational interview with him.


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I just wish the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie had been better. It did not do justice to Mr Moore.

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