Alan Moore's The Courtyard

FBI man Aldo Sax has an amazing service record with the FBI. His legendary skills at piecing together the most baffling of cases has gotten him assigned to what may be his most confusing case yet. Several murders, no, more like lethal dismemberments, from the most unlikely of suspects just don't add up. And what few leads there are, all point to The Courtyard. Introduction by Garth Ennis.

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By Sam (Bristol, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · April 07, 2015
Misogynistic/racist/homophobic main character? Copious drug use? Dingy urban environment? Bad music? Monsters/horrors out of space and time? Gory violence? Yup, this is an Alan Moore story alright!

It’s worth noting that this is a comic based upon an Alan Moore short story, not a comic written by... ...more
By Eric (Madison, WI) · ★★★☆☆ · August 29, 2013
This isn't a bad story, but it's really short and pretty unsatisfying. The art is excellent, and the plot is intriguing enough, but the payoff feels like a quick burst that just doesn't go into the kind of depth I've come to expect from Mr. Moore.

The introduction is decent, even if the setup feel... ...more
By Matt (Asbury Park, NJ) · ★★★☆☆ · October 13, 2014
I got SUPER psyched when I heard that Moore had done stories based on Lovecraft, and I suppose this didn't disappoint - I'm still planning on reading the Neonomicon, but I have almost impossibly high standards for Alan Moore, and this was good, but nowhere near his best.

First, I loved that he ref... ...more
By Chris (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · April 12, 2012
Just shows that you can do an original creepy Cthulhu short story in comic form without being all wind up with no pay off. Probably helps to be as good a writer as Alan Moore, but this is what Cthulhu Tales aspired to and fails at time after time. Brilliant, no. But well worth the fast reading ti... ...more
By Jason (Rochester, NY) · ★★★★☆ · March 21, 2012
short and powerful, like a spear to the chest. I can't wait to get into Neonomicon! ...more
By David (Three Rivers, MI) · ★★★★☆ · February 17, 2012
Alan Moore writes Lovecraftian fiction better than Lovecraft did. That's a bold statement, but I don't feel that Lovecraft was widely known for his crisp and brain-hugging prose so much as he was known for his dark and creepy imagination. Moore has the imagination and the lyrical prowess to prese... ...more
By John (Canada) · ★★★★☆ · December 25, 2014
Dark and shrouded in typical Lovecraftian lore, this story gives you a weary sense of despair but also a deep sense of understanding where and how the main character becomes involved in his search for the 'anomaly' as a federal agent.

Moore always fascinates me in how he can convey such imagery, l... ...more
By Paul (Slough, SL1, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · March 09, 2012
When I bought this I was in a mood to read a graphic novel/comic but didn't know much about the genre (still don't really). I confess I bought this because it had Alan Moore's name on it (and I liked Watchmen) and it was relatively cheap.

So bear that in mind.

The reason it was cheap was probably b... ...more
By Joan (Los Teques, Miranda, Venezuela) · ★★★☆☆ · April 04, 2015
Aún no leo a Lovecraft. Podríamos decir que lo más cercano que he tenido a una introducción ha sido esta obra, de la que, por cierto, no sabría que tenía relación con H. P. si no fuera porque leí la opinión de otros ―aunque creo recordar que en el propio cómic se dice explícitamente esto―.

En cuan... ...more
By Bill (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · March 13, 2015
Moore's first foray into Cthuliana is pretty good. With his upcoming Providence, I wanted to catch up with his earlier Lovecraftian work. This one isn't as transgressive as the Neonomicon and has a very cool idea at its core. ...more