Very few things in this world inspire me like Michael Moorcock. Since I discovered his fantasy novels as a teen in the '80s (via Dungeons & Dragons, of course), I've found Elric, Corum, and Moorcock's many other complex, ambiguous creations to be a continual source of wonder and profundity. (Not to mention artwork for my tattoos.) But don't take my word for it -- or, rather, YES, please do take my word for it. Because, you see, I just wrote a mini-primer on Moorcock for The A.V. Club. I hope you enjoy reading it even one-tenth as much as I enjoyed writing it.