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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

We want more Moore

“DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore” arrives in comic-book shops this week. DC sent me an advance copy, which I spent the weekend reading.Moore’s better known for groundbreaking work like “Watchmen” than for his more standard superhero fare, but the stories collected here - featuring Superman, Batman and other DC icons - are all good reads. My favorite: “What Happened to the Man of Tomorrow,” the last Superman story before Superman was rebooted in the ‘80s. It’s a tribute to the decades of Superman stories before the reboot, capturing the innocence of that age and somehow mixing whimsy, melancholy and optimism.Too bad Moore has been on the outs with DC for years. It’d be nice to see more of his fresh approach to DC’s heroes.


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