Not as great as it’s always been made out to be. The artwork isn’t very appealling, and that’s probably one of the reasons I never actually read this. The British fascism (in futuristic 1997!) must have been a lot fresher when this came out a decade ago. It’ll be interesting to see what the Wachowskis did with it, and how the film version resonates with the current state of affairs. But in terms of Alan Moore’s work, this isn’t nearly as good as Watchmen, Promethea, or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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