Jul 15th 2009 By: Laura Hudson
Alan Moore is often called the greatest writer in comics
, so when he decided to spend 16 years of his life working on an illustrated pornography titled "Lost Girls" about the sex lives of Alice in Wonderland, Wendy from "Peter Pan" and Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz," most people stood up and paid attention.
Moore created "Lost Girls" with his long-time partner and now wife, painter Melinda Gebbie, hoping to add a work of artistic quality to the genre of pornography
, which he felt was "woefully under-represented in literature" by typical pornography, which he called "a disreputable, seamy, under-the-counter genre with absolutely no standards."
Previously released by Top Shelf in 2006 as a three-volume slipcover collection, "Lost Girls" hit stores today
in a new single hardcover edition that's $30 cheaper and sparkling with gold ink. While "Lost Girls" is for adults only -- and hands down one of the most explicit things graphic novels you will ever see -- we've got a 10-page preview of those rare pages from the book without any hardcore porn. They may still be a little NSFW, though, so consider yourself warned.