Freemasonry In Comic Books - Revisit

by Midnight Freemasons Contributor
Bro. Robert H.  Johnson 

Editors Note - Originally I wrote this piece for the Midnight Freemasons about four years ago. Wow, how time flies. I was reading another edition of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman recently and I though about this piece. I thought I'd share it again, now that so many comic movies are coming out and the Fraternity get so much more play in the pop culture scene today. Enjoy!

In the recent pop culture explosion and success of comic books and movies that bring in millions, I am reminded of an English writer who brought some wild, controversial and downright odd stories to paper…and eventually into the movie theater.

Alan Moore, is the one who gave you the movie From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, V for Vendetta and most recently The Watchmen. Moore is not a Freemason, but he does study occultism--I know the term sounds strange, but let’s just remember that occult means secret.

Captain Nemo, and those awesome doors! (A scene from the
movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentleman)
Alan Moore has given some insane story lines in his comics and stories many of which keep the mysteries of Freemasonry alive. Take the League of Extraordinarygentleman for instance; the comic series is littered with the jewels of a Fellowcraft and Master Mason. In fact in my count in the first book in the series, there are at twenty-one drawings of the square and compass in various forms. Not disguised either.

Check these books out if your into graphic novels, they are a good read, but mind you, there is extreme subject matter, nudity, violence, drug paraphernalia, and other adult themes. Read at your own risk and let me know how many Masonic things you can find.

Bro. Robert Johnson, PM is the Managing Editor of the Midnight Freemasons blog. He is a Freemason out of the 1st N.E. District of Illinois. He currently serves as the Secretary of Waukegan Lodge No. 78 where he is a Past Master. He also serves as the Education officer for the 1st N.E. District of Illinois. Brother Johnson currently produces and hosts weekly Podcasts (internet radio programs) Whence Came You? & Masonic Radio Theatre which focus on topics relating to Freemasonry. He is also a co-host of The Masonic Roundtable, a Masonic talk show. He is a husband and father of four, works full time in the executive medical industry and is also an avid home brewer. He is currently working on a book of Masonic essays and one on Occult Anatomy to be released soon.


  1. What do you think Robert, do you think Alan Moore is anti-masonic? Though some on his works may point to that, just as From Hell, I don't truly believe he is. I've had one Brother say to the contrary.

  2. Any artist, whether it be comics, novels, records, etc., is going to publish what sells. Much like newspapers. If The Illuminati and anti-Masonic pap sells papers, comics, records, then you write or record that.

    Most artists are whores in the sense of they take work given to them, and they don't necessarily vet things to ensure it matches up with their own personal system of beliefs before accepting work. Kind of like actors. You don't say, "Oh, no, I'm a Jewish actor, so I can't play the role of a Catholic Priest!" You take the damn role! You wanna work, right?

    Mr Moore doesn't necessarily have to be anti-Masonic, but if it sells to be that way, then he'll be that way, although he's pretty established in his field and considered one of the best.