Alan Moore is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. Illuminations: Stories is his first short story collection and spans 40 years of his work. In “A Hypothetical Lizard,” two concubines in a brothel of fantastical specialists fall in love with tragic ramifications. In “Not Even Legend,” a paranormal study group is infiltrated by one of the otherworldly beings they seek to investigate. In the title story, a nostalgic older man decides to visit a seaside resort from his youth and finds the past close at hand. And in the novella “What We Can Know About Thunderman,” which charts the surreal and Kafkaesque history of the comics industry’s major players over the last 75 years, Moore reveals the dark, beating heart of the superhero business.He’s in conversation with artist and poet Eva Prinz, Ecstatic Peace Library editor and publisher. The two are joined by Prinz’s partner, musician Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth fame.