It’s not an overstatement to say that it would be almost impossible to appreciate the modern state of the graphic novel format without reading Moore’s work. The outstanding quality of his output since the early ’80s has continued at its unparalleled level ever since.
Moore turned the superhero universe on its ear with 1986’s Watchmen, probably his most seminal work. Watchmen was a reworking of the comics of the industry’s heyday in the 1940s and 1950s. But in Moore’s vision, superheroes battled alcoholism, sexism, impotence, love, politics, and isolation just like everyo