|Watchmen, and possible parallel universe|
Few can deny comic book writer Alan Moore, has altered the shape of comic books (much to his chagrin), and now it is common to see a 'superhero' film aimed at adults or tackling adult themes. His work is primarily focused on the comic book medium, and after finding himself in legal hassles over the idea of league of extraordinary of gentlemen where a 'hollywood' producer claimed Moore stole his idea for a film, Moore swore off all things cinema and hollywood (it's not uncommon for him to remove his name from any cinema adaption of his works). Primarily, Moore focuses on his work in the comic book medium.
|writer and occultist Alan Moore|
|Marvel man reworked by Moore as 'Miracleman'|
Moore continues his work in comic books. His first real work to get notice was his work on Miracle Man (A retelling of a captain marvel retread in England called Marvel man but renamed to avoid copyright issues with Marvel comics). Moore brought human agony and pathos to the superhero mythos and brought a sympathetic light to the archvillian. He would continue these themes in the killing Joke, and the watershed moment in comics, the watchmen.
Moore, along with Frank Miller and others in the fields of comic books(Jim Shooter, Mike Grell, and Denny O'Neil among many many others), brought a maturity to the comic book field and it changed it forever.