There are more reasons to call Alan Moore one of the coolest men on earth than he could count on his silver, claw encrusted fingers. Yes, those claws are reason number one, and so is his penchant for wearing top hats and?his glorious gray locks – long and unruly.
He's also according to wikipedia: a vegetarian (eh), an anarchist (ok), a practicing magician (yes!) and occultist, and he worships a Roman snake-deity named Glycon (no way!). He and his wife also once had a mutual lover, so he's pretty cool sexually?br/>
Those are my reasons for loving Alan Moore, but the world loves him for his super impressive catalog of graphic novels (that sadly get turned into less than impressive movies that he won't even put his name to). From Hell, V for Vendetta, and The Watchmen all come from the mind of this ingenious man.
I have only read a few pages of these masterpieces of the genre off the floors of ex-boyfriends rooms, but I am newly interested to read his work, particularly The Watchmen which was the only graphic novel included in TIME's 2005 list of the best books since 1923. It too will be getting the big screen treatment soon, so I certainly want to read it before then.