The final issue of Tom Strong
Towards the end of Tom Strong, Alan Moore stopped writing the title and it was handed to a series of guest writers who each did one issue or one arc, including Brian Vaughan, Geoff Johns, Ed Brubaker, and even Michael Moorcock. Moore returned for the final issue though, to give his characters their proper send-off.
This issue has a significance within Moore's oeuvre. When it came out, Moore's work on all the other ABC titles had already wrapped up. As such, this was not only his farewell to Tom Strong but to the ABC line and mainstream comics, as well (as he's made clear in interview's that he's washed his hands of that scene).
It's a real delight. If only all swan songs could be this elegant and graceful.
At the end of the issue, we jump ahead to some point in 2005, when Tom's hosting the official opening of his Stronghold's newest wing, featuring statues of those closest to him. Check out all the cameos in the backgrounds!
Has anyone here read Geoff Klock's book How to Read Superhero Comics and Why? He argues that Tom Strong is a deconstruction of superhero comics, like Watchmen, only performed so subtly and slyly that most of the readers have the wool pulled over their eyes. That if you read between the lines, you'll see how Tom Strong is really a horrible fascist, only all the characters are blind to it. Personally, I find his arguments to be specious and quite a stretch. For example, he says that the very first line of the series being the phrase "holy socks" is Moore's way of signaling that he's attempting to wash the dirty laundry (socks being part of laundry) that's accumulated in the superhero genre. The whole essay read very much like a case of a reader drawing his conclusion beforehand.
I think this issue pretty firmly puts the kibosh on his claim. The series ends with both the characters and the narrative still viewing Tom as every bit the hero. While there's such a thing as unreliable narrators, I think it's pretty clear, especially if you've read Promethea, that Moore doesn't intend post-enlightenment humanity to be unreliable.