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Memory Monday – Alan Moore Writes Vigilante!

Alan Moore wrote a brutal and quite phenomenal two-part story for the Vigilante comic book series, back in the day. Titled “Father’s Day,” it dealt with a man let out of jail who had molested his young daughter…and is now determined to get her back. Along the way, he runs afoul of the pistol-packin’ Vigilante.

Heady stuff, especially back in those days, and done with Moore’s then-signature blend of empathy, nigh-poetic prose, and pitch-perfect art/text juxtaposition.

But even in such a heavy story, Moore still found time for a bit of humor:

 

Vigilante's bike is stripped

 

Yeah, the idea that a tough urban hero like Vig would be so shocked to his bike stripped so quickly was a little goofy and out of character, but I still dug it.

(From Vigilante #18, June 1985. Story by Alan Moore. Art by Jim Baikie.)

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