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So everybody was offering me things. Comics were no longer just for very small boys: The result, Skizzwhich was illustrated by Jim Baikietold the story of the titular alien who crashes to Earth and is cared for by a teenager named Roxy, and Moore later noted that in his opinion, this work "owes far too much to Alan Bleasdale.
The story, which Moore described as "continuing the tradition of Dennis the Menacebut giving him a thermonuclear capacity",  p99 revolved around two delinquent aliens, and was a science-fiction take on National Lampoon 's characters O. The work widely considered to be the highlight of his AD career,  pp— and that he himself described as "the one that worked best for me"  p58 was The Ballad of Halo Jones. The series was discontinued after three books due to a dispute between Moore and Fleetway, the magazine's publishers, over the intellectual property rights of the characters Moore and Gibson had co-created.
Aiming to get an older audience than AD, their main rival, they employed Moore to write for the regular strip Captain Britain"halfway through a storyline that he's neither inaugurated nor completely understood. The magazine was founded by Dez Skinna former editor of both IPC publishers of AD and Marvel UK, and was designed to offer writers a greater degree of freedom over their artistic creations than was allowed by pre-existing companies. It was at Warrior that Moore "would start to reach his potential".
Marvelman and V for Vendettaboth of which debuted in Warrior's first issue in March V for Vendetta was a dystopian thriller set in a future where a fascist government controlled Britain, opposed only by a lone anarchist dressed in a Guy Fawkes costume who turns to terrorism to topple the government.
Illustrated by David LloydMoore was influenced by his pessimistic feelings about the Thatcherite Conservative government, which he projected forward as a fascist state in which all ethnic and sexual minorities had been eliminated.
It has been regarded as "among Moore's best work" and has maintained a cult following throughout subsequent decades. Upon resurrecting Marvelman, Moore "took a kitsch children's character and placed him within the real world of ". Warrior closed before these stories were completed,    but under new publishers both Miracleman and V for Vendetta were resumed by Moore, who finished both stories by Moore's biographer Lance Parkin remarked that "reading them through together throws up some interesting contrasts — in one the hero fights a fascist dictatorship based in London, in the other an Aryan superman imposes one.
Moore, with artists Stephen R. BissetteRick Veitchand John Totleben deconstructed and reimagined the character, writing a series of formally experimental stories that addressed environmental and social issues alongside the horror and fantasy, bolstered by research into the culture of Louisianawhere the series was set. Moore would continue writing Swamp Thing for almost four years, from issue No. Moore began producing further stories for DC Comics, including a two-part story for Vigilantewhich dealt with domestic abuse.
He was eventually given the chance to write a story for one of DC's best-known superheroes, Supermanentitled " For the Man Who Has Everything ", which was illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published in Imagining what the world would be like if costumed heroes had really existed since the s, Moore and artist Dave Gibbons created a Cold War mystery in which the shadow of nuclear war threatens the world. The heroes who are caught up in this escalating crisis either work for the US government or are outlawed, and are motivated to heroism by their various psychological hang-ups.
Watchmen is non-linear and told from multiple points of view, and includes highly sophisticated self-references, ironies, and formal experiments such as the symmetrical design of issue 5, "Fearful Symmetry", where the last page is a near mirror-image of the first, the second-last of the second, and so on, and in this manner is an early example of Moore's interest in the human perception of time and its implications for free will.
The series won acclaim The series was set in the future of the DC Universe, where the world is ruled by superheroic dynasties, including the House of Steel presided over by Superman and Wonder Woman and the House of Thunder led by the Captain Marvel family. These two houses are about to unite through a dynastic marriage, their combined power potentially threatening freedom, and several characters, including John Constantine, attempt to stop it and free humanity from the power of superheroes.
The series would also have restored the DC Universe's multiple earths, which had been eliminated in the continuity-revising limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths.
The series was never commissioned, but copies of Moore's detailed notes have appeared on the Internet and in print despite the efforts of DC, who consider the proposal their property. Waid and Ross have stated that they had read the Twilight proposal before starting work on their series, but that any similarities are both minor and unintended.
It revolved around The Jokerwho had escaped Arkham Asylum and gone on a killing spree, and Batman's effort to stop him. Year OneLance Parkin believed that "the theme isn't developed enough" and "it's a rare example of a Moore story where the art is better than the writing,"  pp38—39 something Moore himself acknowledges.
Independent period and Mad Love: The works that they published in Mad Love turned away from the science fiction and superhero genres that Moore was used to writing, instead focusing on realism, ordinary people, and political causes.
Mad Love's first publication, AARGHwas an anthology of work by a number of writers including Moore that challenged the Thatcher government's recently introduced Clause 28a law designed to prevent councils and schools "promoting homosexuality". Sales from the book went towards the Organisation of Lesbian and Gay Action, and Moore was "very pleased with" it, stating that "we hadn't prevented this bill from becoming law, but we had joined in the general uproar against it, which prevented it from ever becoming as viciously effective as its designers might have hoped.
The first new material appeared in issue 7, which included the unpublished episodes that would have appeared in Warrior 27 and Tony Weare drew one chapter "Vincent" and contributed additional art to two others "Valerie" and "The Vacation" ; Steve Whitaker and Siobhan Dodds worked as colourists on the entire series. Background David Lloyd's paintings for V for Vendetta in Warrior originally appeared in black-and-white.
The DC Comics version published the artwork "colourised" in pastels. Lloyd has stated that he had always intended the artwork to appear in colour, and that the initial publication in black and white occurred for financial reasons because colour would have cost too much although Warrior publisher Dez Skinn expressed surprise at this information, as he had commissioned the strip in black and white and never intended Warrior to feature any interior colour, irrespective of expense.
In "Behind the Painted Smile", Moore revealed that the idea was rejected as DC Thomson balked at the idea of a "transsexual terrorist". Lloyd asked for writer Alan Moore to join him, and the setting developed through their discussions, moving from the s United States to a near- future Britain.
As the setting progressed, so did the character's development; once conceived as a "realistic" gangster-age version of Night-Raven, he became, first, a policeman rebelling against the totalitarian state he served, then a heroic anarchist. Moore and Lloyd conceived the series as a dark adventure-strip influenced by British comic characters of the s, as well as by Night Raven, a Marvel UK strip which Lloyd had previously worked on with writer Steve Parkhouse.
Editor Dez Skinn came up with the name "Vendetta" over lunch with his work colleague Graham Marsh — but quickly rejected it as sounding too Italian. Then V for Vendetta emerged, putting the emphasis on "V" rather than "Vendetta". David Lloyd developed the idea of dressing V as Guy Fawkes after previous designs followed the conventional superhero look.
During the preparation of the story Moore made a list of what he wanted to bring into the plot, which he reproduced in "Behind the Painted Smile": Harlan Ellison's "Repent, Harlequin! Phibes and Theatre of Blood. The writings of the New Worlds school of science fiction. Max Ernst's painting "Europe After the Rain". The atmosphere of British Second World War films. However, Moore felt that fascists would quickly subvert a post-holocaust Britain. Addressing historical developments when DC reissued the work, he noted: The simple fact that much of the historical background of the story proceeds from a predicted Conservative defeat in the General Election should tell you how reliable we were in our roles as Cassandras.
After dispatching most of the Fingermen, V heads to a rooftop with Evey and detonates a bomb at Parliament. V takes Evey to his secret underground lair, which he calls "The Shadow Gallery". Evey tells V her life story, describing the nuclear war of the late s that, while it did not directly involve the UK, triggered a global social-economic catastrophe, indirectly resulting in economic collapse and borderline starvation.
In order to smooth over their transition to power, the fascists scapegoated various "undesirable" groups - homosexuals, foreign immigrants, and left-wing liberals - ultimately killing millions of them in concentration camps.
Evey's own father was rounded up as a political prisoner because he had once belonged to a left-wing student group, and she never saw him again.
After destroying the Houses of Parliament, V confronts three other Party figures to accuse them of, and execute them for, past atrocities: Lewis Prothero, the propaganda broadcaster who serves as the Voice of Fate; Bishop Anthony Lilliman, a paedophile priest who represents the Party in the clergy; and Delia Surridge, an apolitical doctor who once had a relationship with Finch.
V drives Prothero insane after incinerating his prized doll collection before his eyes; he kills Lilliman by forcing him to consume a cyanide- laced communion wafer; and Dr.
Surridge dies from a lethal injection however, because Surridge had expressed remorse for her previous actions, she experiences a painless death. By the time V kills Surridge, Finch has discovered that all of V's victims worked at a concentration camp near the village of Larkhill, and alerts Derek Almond to V's plans. Almond surprises V attempting to escape from Surridge's home. Unfortunately for Almond, he had forgotten to reload his gun after having cleaned it earlier that same night, and V kills him.
Finch begins to read a diary kept by Dr. Surridge discovered at her home. It reveals all of the victims' previous histories with V during his time as an inmate at the Larkhill camp. V was an involuntary victim of a medical experiment run by Dr. Surridge in which he was given hormonal injections with a drug called Batch 5. Eventually V, known to the camp's staff as the "Man from Room Five", began tending a garden with camp commander Prothero's approval, using related chemicals to later break out of the camp while attacking camp guards with homemade mustard gas and napalm.
V, the only prisoner to have survived the death camp, chose to eliminate its surviving officers to prevent the government from discovering his true identity. Finch notes that while V made sure Surridge's diary was easy to find, he had also ripped out pages that may have contained information about his identity.
Four months later, V breaks into Jordan Tower, the home of the Mouth, to broadcast a speech that calls on the people to take charge of their own lives. He escapes by forcing Roger Dascombe into one of his Fawkes costumes; the police then gun Dascombe down. Finch, in going over the crime scene, is introduced to Peter Creedy, a petty criminal replacing Almond as head of the Finger. Creedy blithlely dismisses V, whom Finch has come to respect, and makes a crude remark about Dr.
Surridge, provoking Finch to strike him. Following the incident, the Leader sends Finch on a forced vacation. Evey has developed a strong attachment to V, but has begun to challenge his methods. After a confrontation in the Shadow Gallery, she finds herself abandoned on a street, unable to find V.
She is taken in by Gordon, a petty criminal with whom she becomes romantically involved, and they cross paths unknowingly with Derek Almond's widow, Rose; after the deaths of her husband and Dascombe with whom she had been forced into a relationship for financial reasonsRose is forced to work as a burlesque dancer, and consequently grows to hate the Party.
Creedy begins organizing a private militia, hoping to use V's destabilization of the Party to mount a coup against the Leader. When the Scottish gangster, Alistair Harper, murders Gordon, Evey attempts to kill him, but is abducted and accused of attempting to murder Creedy as he was meeting with Harper. In her cell, between multiple bouts of interrogation and torture, Evey finds a letter from an inmate named Valerie, an actress who was imprisoned for being a lesbian.
Evey's interrogator finally gives her a choice of collaboration or death; inspired by Valerie's courage and quiet defiance, she refuses to give in, and is told that she is free.
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Evey learns that her imprisonment was a hoax constructed by V designed to put her through an ordeal similar to the one that shaped him. He reveals that Valerie was another Larkhill prisoner, who died in the cell next to his; the letter that Evey read is the same one that Valerie had passed on to V. Evey's anger finally gives way to acceptance of her identity.
The subsequent lack of government surveillance causes a wave of violence and hedonism that is violently suppressed by Creedy and Harper's street gangs. Meanwhile, V notes to Evey that he has not yet achieved the land of Do-as-You-Please, a functional anarchistic society, and considers the current situation an interim period of mere chaos in the Land of Take-What-You-Want. Dominic realizes that V has had access to the Fate computer since the very beginning, explaining his foresight; this news accelerates Susan's descent into insanity.
Finch travels to the abandoned site of Larkhill, where he takes LSD. His hallucinations show him his past life, where he was the lover of a black woman who was sent to the concentration camps for her race.
His hallucinations also have him act as a prisoner of Larkhill who is soon freed, like V, giving him an intuitive understanding of him. Returning to London he deduces that V's lair is inside the abandoned Victoria Station. Meanwhile, Eric Finch, a veteran detective in charge of the regular police force—"the Nose"—begins investigating V's terrorist activities.
Finch often communicates with Norsefire's other intelligence departments, including "the Finger," led by Derek Almond, and "the Head," embodied by Adam Susan: Finch's case thickens when V mentally deranges Lewis Prothero, a propaganda-broadcasting radio personality; forces the suicide of Bishop Anthony Lilliman, a paedophile priest; and prepares to murder Dr. Delia Surridge, a medical researcher who once had a romance with Finch.
Finch suddenly discovers the connection among V's three targets: That night, V kills both Almond and Surridge, but Surridge has left a diary revealing that V—a former inmate and victim of Surridge's cruel medical experiments—was able to destroy and flee the camp, and is now eliminating the camp's former officers for what they did.
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Finch reports these findings to Susan, and suspects that this vendetta may actually be a cover for V, who, he worries, may be plotting an even bigger terrorist attack. This Vicious Cabaret[ edit ] Four months later, V breaks into Jordan Tower, the home of Norsefire's propaganda department, "the Mouth"—led by Roger Dascombe—to broadcast a speech that calls on the people to resist the government.
V escapes using an elaborate diversion that results in Dascombe's death. Finch is soon introduced to Peter Creedy, the new head of the Finger, who provokes Finch to strike him and thus get sent on a forced vacation. All this time, Evey has moved on with her life, becoming romantically involved with a much older man named Gordon.
Evey and Gordon unknowingly cross paths with Rose Almond, the widow of the recently killed Derek. After Derek's death, Rose reluctantly began a relationship with Dascombe, but now, with both of her lovers murdered, she is forced to perform demoralizing burlesque work, increasing her hatred of the unsupportive government.
Evey attempts to shoot Harper, but is suddenly abducted and then imprisoned. Amidst interrogation and tortureEvey finds an old letter hidden in her cell by an inmate named Valerie Pagea film actress who was imprisoned and executed for being a lesbian.
Evey's interrogator finally gives her a choice of collaboration or death; inspired by Valerie, Evey refuses to collaborate, and, expecting to be executed, is instead told that she is free. Stunned, Evey learns that her supposed imprisonment is in fact a hoax constructed by V so that she could experience an ordeal similar to the one that shaped him at Larkhill. He reveals that Valerie was a real Larkhill prisoner who died in the cell next to his and that the letter is not a fake.
Evey forgives V, who has hacked into the government's Fate computer system and started emotionally manipulating Adam Susan with mind games.