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Book Title: Tomorrow Stories, Volumen 1: Cinco fantásticas creaciones de Alan Moore: Jack B. Quick, The Cobweb, The First American y Greyshirt|
The author of the book: Alan Moore
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Reader ratings: 5.3
Edition: Norma Editorial (America Best Comics)
Date of issue: January 2009
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6/17: This book is actually better than I remembered, and I think that it has aged better than some of the other titles in the ABC line. Rereading Top 10 through a modern lens, for example, made me realize that the series is kind of weirdly fixated on homosexuality, prostitution, incest, bestiality and pedophilia as different strains of "perversion" that Moore had clearly not sorted out at the time of its writing. These are problems that are actually rampant throughout the ABC line (and, I guess, through a lot of Moore's work), with Promethea as sort of overly ambitious proto-feminist mess and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as the most obvious example of a title that starts out as an exploration of genre and ends as an exploration of, um, fucking.
Which is fine! But all the ABC titles eventually end up feeling like they're written by a horny old man who can't decide if he's a Free Love advocate, or if he's just angry with the reader because he's actually ashamed of himself. Basically every narrative decision across these books is dictated by who is, was, or will be raping or sodomizing someone else, and characters in these books are almost arbitrarily cast in a positive or negative light based on their reactions to various sexual scandals. It ends up feeling, I dunno -- like super Kevin-Smith-Chasing Amy-90s. Old men feeling weird about weiners and vajayjays.
That said, Tomorrow Stories is, at least somewhat, more focused on Moore flexing his considerable genre muscles. The sheer brevity of the anthology format means that there's no fluff where Moore can take his pants off. In particular, the Jack B Quick and Greyshirt stories are excellent, and the Cobweb stories are so two-dimensionally lascivious that they seem to actually accomplish the sort of innocent provocation that Moore fails at in other ABC titles. It doesn't hurt that the stories are all gorgeous, as is Splash Brannigan, which only has one entry in this volume.
The only dud is The First American, which has the least sense of identity, but seems to be a MAD magazine-esque satire in which Moore can strike out in all directions regarding his grumpy-old-man feelings about pop culture and comics in general. It's indulgent and sort of lazily pervy -- the one feature that seems to resemble the worst elements of other ABC titles.
Otherwise this is a great book, and much less cringeworthy than a lot of things Moore was writing during this time period.
5/15: Whoever says this book isn't up to par is obviously wrong about everything.
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Read information about the authorAlan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.
As a comics writer, Moore is notable for being one of the first writers to apply literary and formalist sensibilities to the mainstream of the medium. As well as including challenging subject matter and adult themes, he brings a wide range of influences to his work, from the literary–authors such as William S. Burroughs, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Anton Wilson and Iain Sinclair; New Wave science fiction writers such as Michael Moorcock; horror writers such as Clive Barker; to the cinematic–filmmakers such as Nicolas Roeg. Influences within comics include Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby and Bryan Talbot.