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Friday, February 17, 2017

Alan Moore vs. Grant Morrison, a 'wizard's' perspective

Alan Moore

 A new article, "Two Of The Greatest Comic Book Writers Have Been In An Occult War For 25 Years," by "Urbanski," a self-described wizard, describes the ongoing feud between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, the two famous comic book writers influenced by Robert Anton Wilson.

Urbanski says he himself is a "wizard," and that he brings a perspective to discussing the feud that other writers don't have:

So here's where we get to the part that most articles on the Moore/Morrison feud have missed. I'm a comics reader but probably not expert enough to really detail the history or quality of work other than at the 'fan' level. But I am an expert on occultism. And I can say this: the war between Moore and Morrison isn't just a "writers' fight", it's a "wizards' feud." It is two very different views on magick using comics as a medium to fire salvos at each other.


Monocolour said...

I presume that both Moore and Grant aren't daft enough to make an actual feud of it. It looks more like theatre and drama than actual dislike, something they do for fun. At least I hope so.

I say this because it seems to me that both parties are equally valuable. They have completely different aesthetics and different writing styles. They both have a different piece of the puzzle, but both pieces are equally valuable.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

I never know with show business feuds if it's real or not.

Rarebit Fiend said...

...uh. This guy is everything I hate in online occultism. Pretending to know secrets when really just going along with a made up narrative. Morrison doesn't compare to Alan Moore either, one is a kinda okay comic book writer and the other is one of the most important living authors.

And when someone is drawing on V for Vendetta or Watchmen for examples of Moore's "occult philosophy" that just betrays a massively shallow understanding of the man's life and career magical or otherwise.

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