Steve Moore, the British writer who taught Alan Moore (no relation) how to script comic books, died over the weekend at the age of 64. His death comes at a time he was working on a new work with Alan Moore called The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic.
Moore contributed to British comic anthologies such as 2000 AD, where he devised the Future Shocks format. Almost more important, Moore wrote the early adventures of The Doctor in Doctor Who Magazine. He might be best known for creating the character Abslom Daak in the Doctor Who universe.
American fans might know him from the novelization of the film V for Vendetta, based on Alan Moore’s graphic novel. He also wrote the Young Tom Strong stories in the anthology series Tom Strong’s Terrific Tales for Alan Moore’s “America’s Best Comics” label.
In 2006, Alan Moore wrote an essay about Steve Moore called Unearthing, released as a spoken word audio recording with a book of photographs. Alan Moore praised Steve Moore for embodying the “radical and progressive” mindset of the ideal British comics fan.
Steve met Alan when the later was 14 and taught him how to write the comic book script format and Alan later said that it was Steve who inspired him to enter into the comic book business.
Steve Moore’s recent work will be seen on the big screen this summer as he wrote the comics that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Hercules: The Thracian Wars was based on.
Check out some of Steve Moore’s work on Amazon below.