RIP Steve Moore, comic author and occultist: 1949-2014

SteveMooreStrange Attractor has announced the passing of comic author and occultist Steve Moore.

Early in his career, Moore wrote for comics such as 2000 AD, Doctor Who Weekly and various Marvel UK superhero titles. He was also a regular contributor to the seventies/eighties horror magazine The House of Hammer, where he often scripted comic adaptations of Hammer films such as The Curse of the Werewolf, Plague of the Zombies and Brides of Dracula as well as penning “Father Shandor: Demon Stalker”. This project, which originally started out as a spin-off from the film Dracula: Prince of Darkness, survived the magazine’s closure and went on to appear in Warrior and A-1; here, it ceased to be a mere movie tie-in and took on a more experimental, metafictional flavour.

A regular contributor to the Fortean Times, Steve Moore had a keen interest in the occult. In 2009, shortly after completing Hercules: The Thracian Wars for Radical Comics, he announced his retirement from mainstream comics and expressed an interest in using the format to explore occult subjects. He was working on The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic with his longtime friend Alan Moore (no relation) at the time of his death.