The Facts in the Case of Alan Moore’s Providence blog was started in March 2015 by Robert Derie and Joe Linton. After we published initial content, the site has been immeasurably enriched by our commenters.
Our most thorough and helpful commenter has been Alexx Kay. He did very detailed readings of all of our Neonomicon and Providence annotations, catching items we had missed, adding literary references, and even providing corrections to our typos. Kay emailed us asking if it was ok for him to include his time spent reviewing Providence on his Patreon profile. We said, of course, and then we decided to add him to the Facts team.
Derie and Linton remain the blog’s co-authors, and now we welcome Alexx Kay as Contributing Reviewer.
Kay tells us that back when he was a teenaged X-Men fan, the cover for Swamp Thing #34, the “Rite of Spring”, caught his eye and “It blew my mind, and I’ve followed Moore’s work ever since then.” In the days of USEnet, he contributed to the conversation that produced Watchmen and Sandman annotations in the rec.arts.comics newsgroup.
Readers might be interested in checking out Kay’s other excellent thorough research work, much of it pertaining to comics:
- Crisis on Earth-Sandman: The Uses of Continuity in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman – Kay has annotated all of the places where Sandman interacts with the rest of the DC Universe. Other than just being fun to spot the continuity references, this places Sandman back into its original context, from Sandman #1 (1989), all the way to Sandman: Overture #6 (2015).
- The Cerebus Timeline – Kay has created a reference for the entire 300-issue run of Dave Sim’s Cerebus.
- The Dragaera Timeline – Kay authored a timeline of the events of the fantasy novel series by Steven Brust.
- Future projects Kay is interested in include creating timelines for Carla Speed McNeil’s “Finder” series and L. Frank Baum’s Oz books.