Like clockwork, here's your Wednesday batch of comics for reading on a beautiful spring day. Or a crisp autumn day, if you're reading this from the Southern Hemisphere. Or a day-less season-less day if you're reading this from the International Space Station. Shall we?
Come June, DC Comics will release Before Watchmen, a series of comic book prequels to author Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons' classic superhero deconstruction Watchmen.
DC Comics is really going forward with the Watchmen tie-in project that everybody's calling Watchmen 2, as we warned a while back. Bleeding Cool's inside sources tell them that Andy Kubert will draw one of four prequel miniseries, each of which tells a story about a different character from Alan Moore and Dave…
Even though original Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons warned DC against making a sequel and we all know Alan Moore is going to hate it, rumors suggest the DC Comics' new leadership thinks Watchmen 2 is a dandy idea.
The writer of Wanted and artist of Watchmen are aiming to create an all-new comic sometime next year, raising the hopes of fanboys and movie producers across the world. But will it be worth it?
Well, this wasn't what we expected. According to initial estimations, Watchmen made less money in its first day than Zack Snyder's 300, despite playing in more theaters. Has the backlash happened early?
Your friends don't have time to read Watchmen before seeing the movie? Give them a crash course. The Watchmen Film Companion explains everything, with concept art and making-of photos. A few more cool images, below.
Watchmen, opening Friday, is a masterpiece of alienation. For a beautiful two hours and forty minutes, people freak out about nuclear holocaust - and you're hard-pressed to care. I suspect that's the point. Spoiler alert!
The reviews of Zack Snyder's Watchmen are pouring in, and a pattern has developed. The movie blogs are proclaiming the film a new masterpiece, but the mainstream media is clutching its head and groaning.
You've seen the posters, the many trailers and featurettes and followed the lawsuit. But with Watchmen hitting screens on Friday, you may still be wondering what it's all about. Let us try to help.
Firstly, I'm not joking. There will be spoilers for the end of Watchmen here, and if you don't want to know, turn back now. I've been very unspoily elsewhere, but this one is unavoidably filled with spoilers for the end of the story of both the comic and the movie. This is your last warning.
That would be Dr. Manhattan. Yes, he spends a lot of the film naked; being transformed from an everyday nuclear scientist into what is essentially a glowing blue god with powers and perspective beyond those of normal human beings tends to make you less bothered about things like "clothing," apparently.
It really depends on what you mean by "Watchmen," ultimately; can the core plot of Watchmen (Solving the murder of a superhero and the larger plot it unveils) be made into a movie? Of course. But can the full experience of the Watchmen comic be translated into a movie? Probably not.
Tales of The Black Freighter is a comic within a comic; a fictional comic that exists in Watchmen's world that the reader occasionally sees panels from, telling a story that mirrors that of Ozymandias in the main story.
In terms of both creativity and commercial standing, it is almost impossible to overstate the importance of Watchmen; critically, the book won multiple awards both within and outside of the comic industry, including a Hugo Award in 1988 in the "Other Forms" category. It has been consistently cited as one of the first…
This is kind of a trick question. In the original comic, there isn't actually a group of people who call themselves the Watchmen. The superheroes all belonged to teams called the Minutemen, named for Paul Revere's militia during the American Revolutionary War, or the Crimebusters. The comic takes its title from the…
Short version: Watchmen was a twelve-issue series of comics published by DC Comics between 1986 and 1987, written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbons, that aimed to bring a new level of realism to superheroes.
With less than two weeks to go before Watchmen opens, anticipation for the movie is at fever pitch... which only makes us wonder what will happen if the movie isn't what everyone is waiting for.