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    Alan Moore's latest comic turns Harry Potter into the Antichrist | Blastr

    Comics legend Alan Moore just loves to stir up trouble. His latest graphic novel features a character that's said to be the Antichrist, but bears more than a passing resemblance to a certain boy wizard beloved by millions.

    Moore's newest work, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009, has been kept under pretty tight wraps for a while now, but the book comes out this week and Independent critic Laura Sneddon mentions in her review that a character portrayed as the Antichrist has quite a bit in common with The Boy Who Lived:

    At no point does Moore use the words "Harry" or "Potter", but a magical train hidden between platforms at King's Cross station, leading to a magical school where there are flashbacks of psychotic adolescent rage and whimpering children pleading for their life, all strewn with molten corpses, does rather suggest a link to the Boy Who Lived. A hidden scar and a mentor named Riddle, though possessed as he is by the real villain, completes the picture.
    Oh yeah: the Antichrist also fires lightning bolts from his crotch.

    Now, it's true that the name "Harry Potter" does not appear in the book, although of course Tom Riddle was Lord Voldemort's name before he turned to the dark side and the connection overall is pretty unmistakable. Sneddon adds that the depiction is "a commentary on a perceived degradation of society, both in our world and the fictional ... originality is visibly dwindling, while major franchises and celebrity biographies are relentlessly pushed upon us."

    Moore has always borrowed literary characters for use in his own work, and as Comics Beat points out, he even had an original character named "Harold Potter" in his 1991 book Lost Girls, years before Harry was hatched in author J.K. Rowling's flat. Sneddon also points out that "the League books are satire and (Moore) has respect for all characters that he uses and hints at, expressing hope that people will look beyond the Harry Potter connection to appreciate the whole."

    The question is, will Rowling, her publisher Scholastic, and Warner Bros. Pictures, home of the Potter movies, see it that way? All three are extremely protective of the Potter brand and might just want to test the limits of whether Moore's work is protected itself as parody or open to copyright infringement (it probably doesn't help matters that Warner also owns Moore's archnemesis, DC Comics).
    What a ****. The man who has built his career basically rebooting other peoples creations(very well mind you) while ranting and raving as soon as someone tries to continue telling stories he wrote(based mostly, once again...on other people's characters...) continues to be a ridiculous hypocrite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Alan Moore's latest comic turns Harry Potter into the Antichrist | Blastr



    What a ****. The man who has built his career basically rebooting other peoples creations(very well mind you) while ranting and raving as soon as someone tries to continue telling stories he wrote(based mostly, once again...on other people's characters...) continues to be a ridiculous hypocrite.
    True. . .but you know it would be ****ing great if he did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmytheKing View Post
    True. . .but you know it would be ****ing great if he did it.
    Granted...Alan Moore is a TREMENDOUS writer. But...he is just as equally a ****.
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    Edward James Olmos in Talks to Star Opposite Mark Wahlberg in 2 GUNS

    With last season's Dexter...Machete Kills...and this, looks like Eddie james is stocking up. Good. He's a great actor who lends weight to even fluff like Machete.

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    Say Goodbye To DC’s Lucifer | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    Lucifer was the Sandman spinoff that could. By Mike Carey, Peter Gross and Ryan Kelly, it took the character of the Devil as portrayed in the Sandman series, out for a run – and ran it for 75 issues, as long as Sandman.

    The creative team are now working on DC Vertigo’s The Unwritten.

    And Lucifer is now going out of print. The series filled eleven trade paperbacks, but volumes three and four are now out of print.

    Volume four especially is being listed at extraordinary prices. And they are ot going back into print. And neither are the rest of the books when they sell out.

    If you’re interested in this series, it might be worth trying to get copies while you can.
    GREAT comic. I had no idea DC was letting the trades slip out of print. Glad I've got 'em all. Guess I should look into selling my issues now...


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