January 12, 2012

Regarding Alan Moore's horrible and unnecessary NEONOMICON series...

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  1. ...No, son. No, it isn't.

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  2. Isn't it "Neonomicon"?

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  3. Before reading the description, I wasn't sure if this was about Neonomicon or Jim Balent's Tarot.

    That's not a good sign.

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  4. Alan Moore has written many awesome comics.
    Neonimicon is not one of them.

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  5. I disagree, Neonomicon was actually pretty cool and creepy. It's intended as body horror remember, not erotica. The fact that this creep probably enjoyed it on a different level than the rest of us shouldn't detract from the original book.

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    1. You're the guy in this comic, aren't you?

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  6. I'll say it: Alan Moore is highly overrated. I liked a Watchmen quite a lot, but V for Vendetta resembled nothing so much as an overgrown toddler jumping up and down shrieking 'Margaret Thatcher is a fascist!' for 300 pages.

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    1. you're a goddamn moron

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  7. I also liked neonomikon. Sure it wasn't even close to his other comics but it was pretty and the twist was kinda clever. He is turning into a sex crazed old man lately but I'd never call neonomikon "horrible".

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  8. @ Anon 10:33am

    So, Alan Moore is just Rick from The Young Ones then? You've got to admit, they've both got the "weird hair" thing going for them. XD

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  9. V For Vendetta is a very early work, so even for an Alan Moore fan such as myself, I think it is quite over-rated compared to some of the other books he's written (I even think he's written far better books than Watchmen.) Neonomicon is rated just about right: it disgusts many of his fans on one hand, yet is very well crafted on the other.

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  10. Sorry, not digging the blue comment text on a black background

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  11. The Courtyard/Neonomicon is brilliant and a novel take on one of Lovecraft's most indefensibly racist horror stories, actually.

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  12. Yeah, Neonomicon didn't do it for me, largely because it seemed purely gratuitous. I got a very clear sense that the author was getting his rocks off on the rape parts. Obviously, I can't read Alan Moore's mind so that probably says more about my interpretation than his intent, but in any event I didn't think the topic wasn't handled well, and the only reason I can think of to write the character as a sex addict was to try and take the edge off the rape. Not a fan.

    I finished it in the airport and threw it into the nearest trash can.

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  13. @AnonymousJan 12, 2012 05:52 PM Sorry, not digging criticism from lameos who comment anonymously. Also, FAAAAART.

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  14. Alan Moore Overrated? Who puts more depth and complexity in their comics? Who.

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    1. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

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  15. @HaroletBug3 answer: Neil Giaman

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    1. Neil Gaiman is all imagery, atmosphere, and allusion, all of which I appreciate, but his plots are rather haphazard. The only piece of his that really moved me was Mister Punch and it that was because it was a memoir, and thus, plotting was not an issue. Moore can at least consistently write a story with a coherent beginning, middle, and end-- which is not one of Gaiman's strengths.

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