Getting Graphic – Tom Strong

admin    March 3, 2010

Alan Moore, all-around graphic god, is known for his adult work being made into movies like The Watchmen and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  But he also writes a series called Tom Strong.

Tom Strong is an old school comic hero, super strength, super brains, super toys.  He always defeats the villain and comes home to his happy, crime fighting family.  Even the art is classic looking.  But Moore’s work is never that simple. 

These are not simple super hero story retread.  Moore brings depth and intrigue to the mostly straightforward action/adventure tales.  It’s like he’s saying, here’s how I would have written those comics and it’s brilliant.  We have Books 1-5 and I highly recommend checking them out.