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1980’s - Deconstruction of the Superhero
In the wake of two off beat decades, comics began to push the limits of the medium to the extreme. Stories that touched on much weightier and darker topics such as identity, police states, and the human condition. Alan Moore brought the world Watchmen and V For Vendetta and the modern Graphic Novel was born.
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1980’s - Deconstruction of the Superhero

In the wake of two off beat decades, comics began to push the limits of the medium to the extreme. Stories that touched on much weightier and darker topics such as identity, police states, and the human condition. Alan Moore brought the world Watchmen and V For Vendetta and the modern Graphic Novel was born.


It’s #nationalcomicbookday and comiXology is giving you a crash course into the history of comics! Also head over to this page and get over 25 free comics when you use the code COMICS at checkout to help you celebrate!

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Watchmen Chapter I
Art by Dave Gibbons
Words by Alan Moore
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Saga of the Swamp Thing: Book One

Before WATCHMEN, Alan Moore made his debut in the U.S. comic book industry with the revitalization of the horror comic book THE SWAMP THING. His deconstruction of the classic monster stretched the creative boundaries of the medium and became one of the most spectacular series in comic book history. With modern-day issues explored against a backdrop of horror, SWAMP THING’s stories became commentaries on environmental, political and social issues, unflinching in their relevance.

SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK ONE collects issues #20-27 of this seminal series including the never-before-reprinted SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #20, where Moore takes over as writer and concludes the previous storyline. Book One begins with the story “The Anatomy Lesson,” a haunting origin story that reshapes SWAMP THING mythology with terrifying revelations that begin a journey of discovery and adventure that will take him across the stars and beyond.

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Nemo: The Roses of Berlin

From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen…

Sixteen years ago, notorious science-brigand Janni Nemo journeyed into the frozen reaches of Antarctica to resolve her father’s weighty legacy in a storm of madness and loss, barely escaping with her Nautilus and her life.

Now it is 1941, and with her daughter strategically married into the family of aerial warlord Jean Robur, Janni’s raiders have only limited contact with the military might of the clownish German-Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel. But when the pirate queen learns that her loved ones are held hostage in the nightmarish Berlin, she has no choice save to intervene directly, travelling with her ageing lover Broad Arrow Jack into the belly of the beastly metropolis. Within that alienated city await monsters, criminals and legends, including the remaining vestiges of Germany’s notorious ‘Twilight Heroes’, a dark Teutonic counterpart to Mina Murray’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. And waiting at the far end of this gauntlet of alarming adversaries there is something much, much worse.

Continuing in the thrilling tradition of Heart of Ice, Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill rampage through twentieth-century culture in a blazing new adventure, set in a city of totalitarian shadows and mechanical nightmares. Cultures clash and lives are lost in the explosive collision of four unforgettable women, lost in the black and bloody alleyways where thrive THE ROSES OF BERLIN.

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#LongReads: Every Thursday Afternoon comiXology Unbound suggests a comic to read for those who are looking for something more than 22 pages!

Explore the story of Jack The Ripper in one of the most lauded graphic novels of all time. 

TODAY ONLY (1/20/14) get Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell’s FROM HELL for just $3.99 when you use the code “MOORE” on comixology.com

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"This city’s afraid of me. I’ve seen its true face."Rorschach, 1985

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"This city’s afraid of me. I’ve seen its true face."
Rorschach, 1985

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DC more your style? Well have no fear, we’ve got DC’s Essential Graphic Novels all for just $5.99 a pop! 

Get movin’ though, because this one ends tonight as well!

WATCHMEN
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS
THE SANDMAN VOL. 1: PRELUDES & NOCTURNES*
BATMAN: YEAR ONE
V FOR VENDETTA*
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING BOOK ONE*
FABLES VOL. 1: LEGENDS IN EXILE*
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE: THE DELUXE EDITION*
Y: THE LAST MAN VOL. 1: UNMANNED*
ALL-STAR SUPERMAN
KINGDOM COME
BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN VOL. 1*
BATMAN: EARTH ONE
GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH
AMERICAN VAMPIRE VOL. 1*
BLACKEST NIGHT
FINAL CRISIS
JLA VOL. 1
IDENTITY CRISIS
BATMAN: HUSH
JOKER
THE FLASH: REBIRTH
SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE
PLANETARY VOL. 1: ALL OVER THE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES

In the most surprising decision in comic book marketing history, we are having a V for Vendetta sale today!

Seriously though, if you haven’t read this book you need to get on it right now. 

Also included in the sale are some other great Alan Moore classics worth mentioning like Tom Strong and his legendary run on Swamp Thing!