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2012-06-05 10:17:07 AM  
That's actually not a bad start. But then, it's Darwyn Cooke.
 
2012-06-05 10:20:54 AM  

HeartBurnKid: That's actually not a bad start. But then, it's Darwyn Cooke.


Brian Azzarello is doing Rorshach and the Comedian, so those should at least be good.
 
2012-06-05 10:22:52 AM  
Look, I get it. Moore is upset and has every right to be.
But, seriously ...no one cares. Most people just want entertainment and the comic book industry is failing. They need something big.
I work in a comic book shop. I've talked to people and they want more Watchmen. It's not like this is just a money grab (ok it is), but look at the freaking talent!
Amanda Conner, Cooke, I mean, it's not like they gave this to Liefeld and Bendis.
They're making sure it rocks also and I can't wait.

/getting an artist upset is like making a teenager depressed.
//fish in a barrel.
 
2012-06-05 10:34:12 AM  
Will you sign my issue?

www.toplessrobot.com

/Oblig
 
2012-06-05 10:38:24 AM  
That was by no means bad, but it just read like someone consciously apeing the Moore/Gibbons style, in both the tone of the prose and the layout/design of the panels.

/ Does not know who Darwyn Cooke is
 
2012-06-05 10:40:45 AM  

gwowen: That was by no means bad, but it just read like someone consciously apeing the Moore/Gibbons style, in both the tone of the prose and the layout/design of the panels.

/ Does not know who Darwyn Cooke is


Darwyn Cooke is the sort of person who Moore was apeing for Watchmen.
 
2012-06-05 10:55:47 AM  
Where's Nanny?
 
2012-06-05 11:13:50 AM  
It was good. Better than 90% of what DC or Marvel is putting out these days. I love Darwyn Cooke and think he's the best writer in the comics biz today. Still not going to buy it because it's not needed; Watchmen is perfectly self-contained. It's like someone filming a 2 hour Pulp Fiction prequel explaining what the golden glowy thing in the briefcase is. And this isn't some 'Alan Moore is God and His works shouldn't be touched by anyone else' thing, it's the fact that some stories, regardless of how popular they are, require no prequel or sequel or followup of any sort. The Third Man. On The Waterfront. Citizen Kane. Fight Club. Psycho is the perfect example of a story who's impact was diminished because it was turned from a self-contained story into a franchise.

gwowen:

/ Does not know who Darwyn Cooke is


Darwyn Cooke is best known for DC: The New Frontier, which was a modern re-imagining of the start of the Silver Age. Absolutely brilliant work that felt like the Silver Age, but dealt with the issues of societal change in the 60's that were pretty much glossed over.
 
2012-06-05 11:24:15 AM  

ArkAngel: Where's Nanny?


came for this...

*watchmen babies, we make our dreams come truuuue...watchmen babies we'll do the same for youuuuuuu*
 
2012-06-05 11:37:56 AM  
Just out of curiousity, the Comedian did kill Hooded Mask (the guy with the cape and noose), right?

Hooded Mask just disappears in the story and you don't know for sure but would the Comedian do such a thing?
 
2012-06-05 11:57:34 AM  

I am Wee Todd Ed: Just out of curiousity, the Comedian did kill Hooded Mask (the guy with the cape and noose), right?

Hooded Mask just disappears in the story and you don't know for sure but would the Comedian do such a thing?


Depends on whether or not the "Hooded Justice & Captain Metropolis live" theory is true.

But yes, the body resembling Rolf Mueller that washed up was most likely killed by the Comedian.
 
2012-06-05 12:15:22 PM  
I really haven't a fark to give over what Moore thinks about all of this one way or another. But honestly, having read the comics since they first came out I never once though they needed a prequel. I thought it was a tight, self-contained story and there's really nothing in it that makes me want to read about the Minutemen.

That said, since I'm a sucker I'll probably be buying it.......
 
2012-06-05 12:36:10 PM  

gwowen: / Does not know who Darwyn Cooke is


Then you need to read this. Now.
 
2012-06-05 12:40:05 PM  
Let's copy the tone and style of something that never needed anything more done with it so that we can get some money from those geeks who are tasteless and dumb enough to fall for such a shameless cash grab.

Look, we've even got them bad-mouthing Moore!
 
2012-06-05 12:41:06 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: It was good. Better than 90% of what DC or Marvel is putting out these days. I love Darwyn Cooke and think he's the best writer in the comics biz today. Still not going to buy it because it's not needed; Watchmen is perfectly self-contained. It's like someone filming a 2 hour Pulp Fiction prequel explaining what the golden glowy thing in the briefcase is.


That's my feeling. It's not "OMG, they're desecrating Alan Moore's work!". Even if Moore, himself, were writing it, I'd still be doubtful that there's a story worth telling.
 
2012-06-05 12:59:34 PM  
i have no interest in reading this, but at least the art doesn't make me want to gouge my eyes out like the original did.

oh, Darwyn Cooke? that explains it!
 
2012-06-05 01:18:18 PM  
No clue if the story will hold up but I did like the art so far.
 
2012-06-05 02:40:43 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Darwyn Cooke


PonceAlyosha: Brian Azzarello


Zombie DJ: Amanda Conner


Am I the only one who still likes Straczynski?
 
2012-06-05 02:49:08 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Am I the only one who still likes Straczynski?


The universe of fark.com is full of mysteries. Let this remain one of them.
 
2012-06-05 02:58:44 PM  
Big Watchmen fan here. Probably going to get it tomorrow.
 
2012-06-05 03:01:23 PM  
I loved Watchmen. Bought the stupidly expensive hardcover collection when it came out.

I'm excited that there are now going to be prequels produced by talented artists and writers. I've always wanted to read more stories featuring these characters.

Moore doesn't have a leg to stand on. He made his living taking other people's characters and putting his perverted spin on them. Complaining that somebody else is now doing the same with his characters makes him an idiotic hypocrite.
 
2012-06-05 03:13:04 PM  
I was actually hoping someone had taken the time to make the actual watchmen babies from the simpsons.
 
2012-06-05 03:24:23 PM  
RoyFokker'sGhost:
And this isn't some 'Alan Moore is God and His works shouldn't be touched by anyone else' thing, it's the fact that some stories, regardless of how popular they are, require no prequel or sequel or followup of any sort. The Third Man.

Whatever, "The Fourth Man" was awesome. They got Michael Bay to direct. And it was in 3-D, you know. Like that fourth man was stepping right out of the screen towards you.

Some 'Splainin' To Do:
That's my feeling. It's not "OMG, they're desecrating Alan Moore's work!". Even if Moore, himself, were writing it, I'd still be doubtful that there's a story worth telling.

It'd be all Victorian lesbian sex and bitter philosophy. U MAD BRO?
 
2012-06-05 03:32:51 PM  

swahnhennessy: Let's copy the tone and style of something that never needed anything more done with it so that we can get some money from those geeks who are tasteless and dumb enough to fall for such a shameless cash grab.

Look, we've even got them bad-mouthing Moore!


The sad part is, just enough fanboys almost always lap up this shiat, prompting them to make more shiat. Of course, they lose a few in the process, so that the next high isn't as high as before. And this keeps going on until everyone in the comics biz is crowing because they get a book that sells 100,000 copies.

No, not a typo... 100,000 copies is the big seller.

/comics are dying? As far as DC and Marvel are concerned, let them die.
 
2012-06-05 09:01:27 PM  
FirstNationalBastard:
/comics are dying? As far as DC and Marvel are concerned, let them die.


Don't you mean Disney and Warner Bros.?
 
2012-06-05 11:07:51 PM  

DeWayne Mann: I am Wee Todd Ed: Just out of curiousity, the Comedian did kill Hooded Mask (the guy with the cape and noose), right?

Hooded Mask just disappears in the story and you don't know for sure but would the Comedian do such a thing?

Depends on whether or not the "Hooded Justice & Captain Metropolis live" theory is true.

But yes, the body resembling Rolf Mueller that washed up was most likely killed by the Comedian.


I thought it was heavily implied. There are a few clues seeded throughout the story line.

As mentioned above, an excerpt from "Under the Hood" mentions an unidentified corpse matching the build of Rolf Mueller.

The Comedian presumably killed Hooded Justice out of revenge for the beating he received when his attempted rape of Sally Jupiter was thwarted.

Ozymandias remarks that his investigation of the disappearance of Hooded Justice led him to the Comedian, who allegedly mistook Ozy for a criminal and attacked him. Ozy lost the fight. IIRC, he mentions this during his soliloquy to his servants at Karnak (his Antarctic base) after he has teleported the monster.
 
2012-06-05 11:26:17 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Ozymandias remarks that his investigation of the disappearance of Hooded Justice led him to the Comedian, who allegedly mistook Ozy for a criminal and attacked him. Ozy lost the fight. IIRC, he mentions this during his soliloquy to his servants at Karnak (his Antarctic base) after he has teleported the monster.


That's actually during the fight with Rorshach/Nite Owl. It's basically the start of his long monologue about why he did everything he did.
 
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