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Does anyone know who the guy with the sideburns is at 1:45 of the guy who is getting his throat slit? looks very familiar, I think I saw him on a packet of chips or someting.

 

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All I see is a super expensive set of hardcovers written by Alan Moore that I'll never read.

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It's as erotic as a cinder block. As far as I'm concerned, anyway. I just don't find the art at all attractive in that way.

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It's as erotic as a cinder block. As far as I'm concerned, anyway. I just don't find the art at all attractive in that way.

I didn't think about the comic in that way either. That wasn't what I was looking for with the story in the first place.

I bought all those old issues of Taboo and had no idea what "Lost Girls" was at that time. I just knew it was Alan Moore, so I was excited to read it. I didn't realize it was meant to be erotica. Obviously I figured that out, and the pages long essays where Moore detailed the history of erotica before each chapter didn't leave much doubt.

But, I found it to be a very successful examination of sexual mores (pardon the pun) and the chapter with the couple in the bedroom, where the shadows on the wall tell a different story than the dialogue captions I found to be the most powerful use of the form I've ever seen.

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It's as erotic as a cinder block. As far as I'm concerned, anyway. I just don't find the art at all attractive in that way.

 

 

Some of it worked for me, some of it didn't. I liked the Aubrey Beardsley-esque stuff in the second book a lot. I've seen plenty of 'sexier' artists (for pure unalloyed comics-porn, give me Manara anyday - one of the best artists in the world, utterly wasted on the puerile dross he's spent much of his career on, but hot damn does he draw the sexamalicious lay-deez well), but for this book, I thought Gebbie's work was largely perfect. It didn't all push my buttons (same goes for the writing), but it all seemed to fit together as a package quite nicely. When the writing/story wasn't really doing much for me, the art took up the slack, and vice-versa.

 

It's not exactly the most thrilling porn I've ever read - not even close - but on a re-read, I was surprised by how well it balances the demands of both literature and erotica. It doesn't entirely satisfy as either, but comes closer to both ideals than I'd have expected, given the concept.

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I'm looking for scans of Moore's run on Miracleman, or a reliable bookseller that has all four trades at reasonable prices (I've only seen volume 1 go for hundreds of dollars, which is absurd).

 

Anyone able to help?

 

I remember a couple of forumites talking about a cd-rom with all the issues being passed around.....

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You could try Demonoid.com They might have it.

 

 

You are going to have no luck with the trades tho. Just about everybody sells them for like 75-100 bucks.

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A Dream of Flying, Red King Syndrome and most of Olympus are available on IRC. PM me if you need a hand.

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If all else fails, PM me with your address - I was able to find the complete run via torrent a few years ago, but I don't know if there's a currently-active version out there.

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Um... is it any good? Or rather, is Miracleman as good as it's cracked up to be?

 

I've got an Alan Moore instalment from one issue of Warrior, and the Neil Gaiman trade The Golden Age. Both left me cold.

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Um... is it any good? Or rather, is Miracleman as good as it's cracked up to be?

 

Yes and no, respectively. It's very good - in places, truly excellent - but there are definitely some weaker issues, and for my money Moore would go on to produce significantly better work, both within and without the superhero genre. Still, for some of the earliest moments of greatness from one of the most remarkable talents in the history of comics, it's well worth reading.

 

Some lovely art, too.

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I found it to be a great series, but yes, it's sort of dated.

I love the Neil Gaiman issues the best, but most people like Moore's run better, so your not liking The Golden Age might not mean you won't enjoy the series.

 

I know Rogan got the series off the internet from somewhere, as he sent me the entire Moore run, but this was about 3 years back.

I found a copy of The Golden Age for $25.00 online, but this was also about 3 years ago. The Moore Trades were all outrageous.

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Maybe I've mentioned this here before, but The Golden Age was remaindered in Australia and available pretty much anywhere. I picked up my copy for A$3, IIRC. And I never appreciated it. :biggrin:

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Can anyone point me to online annotations of From Hell? Or at least the translation from German in Chapter 5.

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