Basic Halo Jones Annotations Posted

Halo Jones – image by Ian Gibson  via artist’s webpage

They still need refinement, but the first pass annotations of all three volumes of The Ballad of Halo Jones are now posted. Jones is full of clever references inserted by Ian Gibson and Alan Moore.

In addition to panel by panel annotations for Book One, Two, and Three, there are also pages on unfinished volumes, and publication history. Find all the pages via this site’s Annotations Index page.

Please use comments to let us know what’s missing or wrong.

Halo Jones Annotations Underway

The Ballad of Halo Jones, 2013 edition

Anybody could have done it. But they didn’t!

The Ballad of Halo Jones, by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson, has been around since the mid-1980s. Until now, it hadn’t been subjected to the nit-picking scrutiny of internet annotators. The Panelwise team decided to leap into that void! Find in process Halo Jones annotations at the Annotations Index page.

Look over the sections that are more or less completed (as of today that’s volume/book one) and use the comments to let us know what we missed or got wrong.

Annotations for Smax 5 posted

Smax – art by Gene Ha

The Panelwise team decided to come up with new expanded annotations for issue five of the Smax comic by Alan Moore and Zander Cannon – with Andrew Currie, Richard Friend, Wildstorm FX, and Todd Klein.

For this May 2004 issue, there are very brief basic annotations available at Enjolra’s World – written by Paul Andinach in 2010. But, on a re-read, there were a few more references we wanted to add, so we decided to build on Andinach’s work.

We still have a few questions about some parts of Smax that maybe appear to reference something. Read through the issue 5 annotations page, and use the comments to let us know about things we missed.

All our annotations are available through the Annotations Index page.

LoEG The Tempest Issue Six Annotations Up

Opening panel of LoEG The Tempest #6

The four annotators have had our say, as have an uncountable cast of commentators. Annotations for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest issue 6 are posted – though we’d never claim they were entirely complete. We’ll keep updating as commentators and annotators spot new things. To quote Moore: “Nothing ever ends.”

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LoEG Tempest issues 1 to 4 Annotations Up

Panel from The Tempest #4, art by Kevin O’Neill

There are still plenty of references to be identified, but our crack league of laudatory annotators have weighed in on Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s first four issues of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 4, The Tempest.

Find all Tempest annotations via our handy Annotations Index page.

Exciting news on the horizon, too!

According to ComicsList, LoEG: The Tempest issue five is due out next week – on Wednesday March 27! Go easy on the comments on the issue 5 annotations page until we’re able to post our first run-through draft.

Announcing Annotations for Moore and O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest

Cover of LoEG: Tempest ashcan – art by Kevin O’Neill

Joe Linton here. A few years ago I so much enjoyed Jess Nevins’ annotations for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Top Ten, that I decided to try my hand at annotating Splash Brannigan.

Since then I’ve been working – mostly alongside experts – on annotations of various Alan Moore comics – from Lost Girls to Crossed+100 to Providence to Cinema Purgatorio.

When Moore and O’Neill’s final LoEG arc – The Tempest – was announced, I checked in with Nevins and confirmed that he was planning annotations.

Nevins completed annotations for the first issue of Tempest and part of the second. When issue four came out, I got a couple of emails from Moore fans asking if I would be up for doing Tempest annotations. I checked in with Nevins, not wanting to step on the toes of the person who inspired me to try my hand at annotating Moore. Nevins responded telling me: “I just don’t have time for the annotations any more, not with the paying jobs in front of me, so by all means take over!”

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