Superhero Filmmakers: Where's Our Watchmen?

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Suede - the fabric, not the band (DL), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Len Wein?! ;askldfj;vauwnpoeiv .qajfasdjahfffffffffuuuuuuuuu

Not that I'm interested in these anyway, but Len fuckin' Wein?! He's terrible!

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you want a comic that reads like it could have come out in the 60s he'll be fine.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Parker is not Cooke's character fyi

I'll just stick w/Morning Glories and Locke & Key. They're the only things I've read in the last year that have really been any good.

man this is just insane an odd non-sequitur

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Len Wein + John Higgins = look folks, we have half the original creative team from Watchmen in EVERY ISSUE!

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think both Darwyn Cooke and Len Wein have done some great comics, but I can't see how anyone thought either of them would be a good choice for a Watchmen comic, since they both predate the deconstruction era (Cooke in spirit, Wein in his actual career) that Watchmen kicked in.

Azzarello probably can do the grim & gritty deconstruction thing, but if his Joker mini (which was an awful attempt to take the Heath Ledger "edgy emo Joker" TO THE EXTREME) is anything to judge by, his Watchmen will have all of the grittiness and none of the humanism of Moore's original.

Tuomas, Thursday, 2 February 2012 08:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Just watched the Ultimate cut of Watchmen out of curiosity. The Black Frieghter stuff is jarring and not-that-well integrated, but the added other (live-action) material def helps flesh out the universe a bit, makes the whole thing into a more agreeable shape. Also, I'd forgotten just how perfect Patrick Wilson and especially Billy Crudup are in it.

Simon H., Saturday, 28 July 2012 20:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

The violence, unfortunate old-age discrepancies (JDM's supposed to be pushing 70?) and awkward dialogue lifting still the principal issues for me. Still a fair sight better (not to mention more fun) than, say, TDKR.

Simon H., Saturday, 28 July 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

did these ever come out then? i was almost going to drag myself to the comics shop for a guilty flip-through but i was afraid my rubbernecking might be mistaken for actual interest.

big-mammed punisher (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mr. Moore, who has disassociated himself from DC Comics and the industry at large, called the new venture “completely shameless.”

Speaking by telephone from his home in Northampton, England, Mr. Moore said, “I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.”

Love you, Alan.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

you know something is heinous when you're worried about how flippng through it will make you look in the eyes of the denizens of a fuckin comic book store.

big-mammed punisher (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 28 July 2012 21:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

same reason i never picked up Lost Girls

Nhex, Saturday, 28 July 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

^this

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 29 July 2012 14:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

love to see how you'd "flip through" a box set of three slipcased hardcovers in the shop tbh

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Sunday, 29 July 2012 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

one displayed, unboxed

I dont even know that I think this sucks per se (forksclovetofu), Monday, 30 July 2012 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

WHERE THE HECK ARE OUR WATCHMEN?

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funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Monday, 30 July 2012 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

WHERE THE HECK ARE OUR WATCHMEN?

Nutri Grane (some dude), Monday, 30 July 2012 03:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

same reason i never picked up Lost Girls

That book is why I can't get too worked up over anything DC does with Watchmen.

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Monday, 30 July 2012 03:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Good point, Lewis Carroll had spent 1971-1991 repeatedly fucking Moore and his close friends over before he took his revenge, gr8 analogy

¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Monday, 30 July 2012 03:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

This thread might be of help: those Before Watchmen comics

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 30 July 2012 04:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

WHERE THE HECK ARE OUR WATCHMEN?

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Monday, 30 July 2012 04:40 (1 year ago) Permalink


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