Alan Oswald Moore (born November 18, 1953) has entered the valhalla of comic books as the creator of "Watchmen", "V for Vendetta", and "From Hell". He often is referred to as one of the best - if not THE best comic book author of all times. His dedication to the rights of comic book artits in Britan is widely known and he himself stopped cooperating with most British publishers in the mid 80s starting to work for IPC exclusively, – as he thought they seemed to be the only ones who treated him with decency. It is probably due to his pure genius that he could afford decisions like these and kick publisher's butts – it never seemed to put a stop to his immense publicity – quite the contrary. He was working for British underground magazines and fanzines in the 70s before he became famous for his works for "2000 AD" and "Warrior". Alan Moore is an exception if ever there was one: there is hardly any British author who succeeded in writing exclusively and mostly for US publishers and famous US series: His work on DC's "Batman: The Killing Joke" and Superman "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?" and his creation of the "Swamp Thing" are legendary. Moore is a lot of things: Neopagan, occultist, ceremonial magician, wizard, vegetarian and anarchist – his influence on popular culture obvious: Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon are among his greatest admirers. It is kind of cynical that the author to whom we owe a large number of most famous US comic books and a massive output is on the "most not wanted" list of the United States – which means he is simply not allowed to, legally, enter US territory. Whether this is due to his activities as wizard, his alkaida looks or his anarchistic attitudes remains a well kept secret.