Alan Moore's Top Ten

This week on the show: Alan Moore, superheroes, The Goon, Hellboy, Glaudio Sanchez, and no more writing for the trade!


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DC to end writing for the trade?

Creators: Eric Powell
Colorist: Dave Stewart
The Goon’s been away for a while, and he’s horrified by what’s been passing for horror in his absence! When a bunch of gothy vampires summon some of the new generation for revenge on the Goon, they discover just how little tolerance he has for sparkliness. The Goon returns to its bimonthly schedule, and nothing beloved by ten-year-old girls is safe!

Rating: ★★★★½

Mike Mignola (W/Cover), Duncan Fegredo (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Francesco Francavilla (Variant Cover)
War ensues between the forces of good and evil as Hellboy finally confronts the Queen of Blood one on one, setting the stage for a new chapter in Hellboy’s life!

Rating: ★★★★½

Written by Claudio Sanchez, Peter David
Drawn by Aaron Kuder
Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez and comics legend Peter David bring you the epic conclusion to the “Silent Earth” saga! Claudio’s ship of misfit warriors joins Inferno and his rebel army, taking the fight directly to Wilhelm Ryan and House Atlantic. It’s a battle for the ages as Claudio’s survival hinges on whether The Crowing was really his destiny…or just a myth.

Rating: ★★½☆☆

When it comes to fights, there is the My Dad Can Beat Your Dad, Superman vs. Hulk, My Fav vs. Your Fav, but rarely do you see fights involving one married couple taking on another married couple.
To be honest, the current relationship status between Green Arrow/Black Canary and Hawkeye/Mockingbird seems to always be up in the air, but for the sake of this Poll of the Week (submitted to us by @Praion via Twitter), we’re considering the couples married.

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Alan Moore’s Top Ten
Top Ten Volume One
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: Gene Ha, Zander Cannon
The story revolves around the day-to-day lives of the police officers at the 10th Precinct Police Station and is similar in tone to classic television police dramas like Hill Street Blues, which Moore has described as an influence. The book also addresses a wide range of prejudices and issues, but with a science-fiction twist; monsters, robots and fantasy creatures often face the bigotry and problems faced by real-world human minorities.
The series is noted for its comic-book references and visual “sight gags” relating to the genre. For example, a caped street-corner watch-vendor uses a cardboard sign advertising “signal watches”, and a hot-dog vendor cooks his wares with heat vision. One plotline involves a boy-band called Sidekix whose hit single was called “Holy Broken Hearts”. Likewise, most advertising, signage and graffiti in the Top 10 universe contains references to the world of comic books and super powers (e.g. a clothing store called “The Phonebooth”) and crowd scenes usually feature many characters from sci-fi and comic books

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1 Comment

  1. I’m waiting to listen to the discussion of Top Ten until after I actually read it, but as a HUGE fan of Green Arrow and Black Canary, I had to take my self-righteous comic book nerd moment and get all indignant at Matthew for calling Dinah “Diana.”
    She is a wonderful woman, but Wonder Woman ain’t got nothin’ on Dinah.

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