Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, SWAMP THING and MIRACLEMAN. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP TEN. As one of the medium's most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience.
Absolute Top 10by Alan Moore, Gene Ha
A New York Times Bestseller!
The massive, multilayered city of Neopolis, built shortly after World War II, was designed as a home for the expanding population of science-heroes, heroines and villains that had ballooned into existance in the previous decade. Bringing these powered beings together solved some problems but created others - turning/i>
A New York Times Bestseller!
The massive, multilayered city of Neopolis, built shortly after World War II, was designed as a home for the expanding population of science-heroes, heroines and villains that had ballooned into existance in the previous decade. Bringing these powered beings together solved some problems but created others - turning Neopolis into a pressure cooker that normal policing methods could never contain.
Join rookie cop Robyn Singer, alter ego "Toybox," as she hits the streets for the first time along with a colorful crew of fellow officers, each having the required training to deal with science-villains and super-crimes. You'll never look at powers, or police work, the same way again!
This volume collects: Top 10 #1-2, Top 10: The Forty-niners, Smax #1-5 and a story from America's Best Comics Special #1.
Bonus Material includes: Character sketches and designs, page layouts and notes from the artists.
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- 9.00(w) x 15.50(h) x 2.30(d)
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Alan Moore lauched several new series at once in 1999 under the "America's Best" print and this one was my favorite. A combination police drama and ode to comics of the past, the story and characters are well-written, and has many tongue in cheek moments, especially the Smax solo story. Gene Ha's artwork is phenomenal. The artwork in the "Forty-Niners" story, in particular, is great as the artists tried to do to this post-WWII storyline what the cinemotographers of Saving Private Ryan did to that to make it look more of the period. While Zander Cannon's pencils are more cartoony, they work well with the comical stories his work is applied to. Outside of the main story lines, the artists have thrown in countless references to other comics. You can read it a hundred times and still keep finding little details. A fun, fun book to both read and look at.