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Tweek 03-13-2007 08:11 PM

From Hell
 
The only Alan Moore book I've read is Watchmen. Is From Hell worth it? It's over 500 pages long. Seems a little daunting.

Kings-Rook1 03-13-2007 10:25 PM

Looking for something diferent by Alan Moore? check out Lost Girls if you can find a copy; it's one of his "questionable work" from the early ninties and I do mean questionable. As far as From Hell goes I have not read it either.

Danger^Cart 03-14-2007 03:29 AM

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Originally posted by Kings-Rook1
Looking for something diferent by Alan Moore? check out Lost Girls if you can find a copy; it's one of his "questionable work" from the early ninties and I do mean questionable. As far as From Hell goes I have not read it either.
Lost Girls is more about softcore porn than it is a palpable storyline. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It sucks.

From Hell is fantastic and, second to Watchmen (goes without saying), my favorite Alan Moore title.

Kings-Rook1 03-14-2007 10:29 AM

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Originally posted by Danger^Cart
It sucks.
From Hell I am sure is a thousand times more "Palpable"; I just wanted to throw out a lesser known and scandalous work by Alan Moore.

Danger^Cart 03-14-2007 03:48 PM

It's true, Lost Girls is a vast departure from his usual works, but unfortunately it's main diversion from other titles isn't just in it's story, but simply that it isn't "good."

bluesbrother965 03-14-2007 05:53 PM

It's different. It's about as dense as a comic book can get (unless you want to count that recent issue of Batman that was like all writing, WTF was up with that). Lots of talk, the plot moves at a slow, realistic pace. Everything in it is based on assumptions that can be drawn from real-life evidence, so it's about as "palpable" as a story about Jack the Ripper can get (unless you count all the metaphysical stuff that happens, which is really just a manifestaion of Gull's madness anyway). The art plays less of a factor than usual, it's main purpose (the way I see it) is to create the gritty, dirty atmosphere of post-industrial England, which is does superbly. It's good, and I'd reccomend it, but remember many important aspects of comic books are toned down in it. If nothing else, it's a landmark in the medium.


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