Alan Moore's mind works in ways we mere humans cannot begin to comprehend, so when he's given a cast of characters to play with that are both iconic and beloved he's bound to take their storylines in a bold new direction.
Back in the 1980s Alan was given the chance to write stories for five issues of various Star Wars comics, and as you'd expect his unique vision took the franchise to some strange new places.
With titles like "Tilotny Throws A Shape" and "Rust Never Sleeps" you know the mind of Moore is going to deliver a Star Wars story that's anything but standard:
Two stormtroopers stand outside Dhol's palace, guarding the strategic duel. Unfortunately for them, Clat the Shamer makes an appearance, tasked with the vanquishing of Lord Vader. His weapon of choice? Empathy! A sentient being with the ability to manipulate human thought, Clat disposes of Vader's guards by reaching inside their minds and excavating painstaking memories of their darkest, most diabolical deeds. These hellish flashbacks are too brutal to bear, prompting STORMTROOPER SUICIDE—one of them commits an act of samurai-like Seppuku via his lightsaber (!).
Ben McCool from Tech Times posted a fun to read synopsis of each issue here, including publication info and panels from the comics, that show how far, far away simply wasn't far enough for Alan Moore!
-Via Boing Boing