‘Lost’ Alan Moore treasure unearthed

Published On March 26, 2009 | By Joe Gordon | Comics

Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Visiting Professor of Mooraeology and Extremely Rare Comickal Reading Stuffs at the University of Woolamaloo, has announced the unearthing of an extremely rare lost Alan Moore work, the third issue of Big Numbers. How rare? Well as Pádraig explains, Alan doesn’t have a copy! Alan, Bill Sienkiewicz and Al Columbia were working on the series but the third issue is generally not thought to have made it into print, but Pádraig obtained what looks to be a photocopy of the unreleased third issue, which he has now scanned and posted up (with more details on it) on his Glycon LiveJournal, with Alan’s permission, go and check it out.

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(scenes from ‘lost’ Big Numbers #3 by and (c) Alan Moore, Bill Sienkiewicz and Al Columbia)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

4 Responses to ‘Lost’ Alan Moore treasure unearthed

  1. Les says:

    Does anyone care?

  2. Tam says:

    Actually Alan Moore not having his own copy doesn’t make it that rare. According to the lovely interview with him in the latest issue of Mustard, he doesn’t know if he’s still got copies of most of his non creator owned stuff.
    Yes, I know I’m being pedantic…

  3. Richard says:

    Les: Does anyone care? From the amount of Internet chatter over it these last couple of days, I’d say a lot of people care.

    Tam: Trust us, it’s rare. And you can’t really compare Big Numbers with Moore’s non-creator owned stuff. This, From Hell and Lost Girls were the three big projects that came in the mid 90s after his split from mainstream comics. About as far from DC, Marvel and the rest as you could get.

  4. Les says:

    It doesn’t seem that popular at all, no. That’s why I asked.