Alan Moore fans are rarely left wanting. The lauded comics super-genius frequently has a reissue or new work in the pipeline, but this fall sees an unprecedented amount of deluxe editions, new collections, and original works across multiple publishers’ catalogues. Now is a great time to be a fan of Moore’s--but maybe not the best time to be a collector’s wallet.
Publisher Top Shelf recently released the second installment in Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century series, entitled 1969. It’s a trippy, confounding adventure, full of sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll and plenty of text in a backmatter essay that’s sure to please die-hards. For readers looking to catch up on LoEG stories before embarking on the brand-new Century quests, DC Comics will let loose an omnibus of previously released Gentlemen material in November.
Fans of Alan Moore’s creator-owned ABC Universe will be thrilled at the announcement that Absolute Promethea Book Three will release in December after being slightly delayed. It’s the final Absolute edition in Moore and artist J.H. Williams III’s apocalyptic epic. No word yet on how the oversized, slip-cased edition will collect the fold-out, poster-forming final issue, but early word is that it will also collect Tom Strong issue #36, which is a direct tie-in to Promethea’s finale (and will be the first Absolute-sized presentation of Chris Sprouse’s artwork). Speaking of Tom Strong, the second volume of the spin-off series, Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales, will finally have a paperback release in October.