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November 8, 2012

Alan Moore debut single released by Occupation Records

Comic book author, whose V for Vendetta mask is an Occupy symbol, likens today’s stark economic divides to work of killer

By Peter Walker

Alan Moore, the comic book author whose stylised Guy Fawkes-type mask from his V for Vendetta series became a global symbol for Occupy protesters, has cemented his support for the group’s aims by writing and recording a record for the UK arm of the movement.

The Decline of English Murder is a gloomy and at times opaque ballad that likens the stark economic inequities challenged by Occupy to the work of a killer. It is released by Occupation Records, the musical spin-off from the protest group, which has already collaborated with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and members of Massive Attack, among others.

Moore, 58, is one of the most famous names in modern comics. The bulk of his titles, which include Watchmen, From Hell,and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the bulk of which, have been made into Hollywood films of varying quality, many of them in turn disowned by the irascible writer.

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