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(Entertainment Weekly)   Marilyn Monroe didn't die naturally. She was killed by... The Comedian   (shelf-life.ew.com) divider line 52
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2012-06-18 08:29:50 PM
Oh, good.

NuWatchmen is the comic book equivalent of Forrest Gump!

/Die DC. Go out of business. Do comics a favor.
 
2012-06-18 09:09:54 PM
*Groan*
 
2012-06-18 11:04:21 PM
superpoweredfiction.com

Sigh.
 
2012-06-18 11:18:48 PM
I liked The Watchmen.....
 
2012-06-18 11:21:33 PM
/ off to murder a brown snake
 
2012-06-18 11:26:13 PM
Then he deserved getting thrown out the window.
 
2012-06-18 11:29:43 PM
In my country, they speak of a man so virile, so potent, that to spend a night with such a man is to enter a world of such sensual delights most women dare not dream of. This man is known as the "Comedian".
 
2012-06-18 11:31:54 PM

Harry_Seldon: In my country, they speak of a man so virile, so potent, that to spend a night with such a man is to enter a world of such sensual delights most women dare not dream of. This man is known as the "Comedian".

Break a leg.
 
2012-06-18 11:37:32 PM
I like the idea of the Watchmen prequel series. I don't actually like the concept of the series, and the plot sounds contrived and ridiculous. But I like the idea of making such a series - primarily because it pisses off Alan Moore.
 
2012-06-18 11:44:39 PM
From the 5th panel of that I get the impression that the only superpower involved is the power to finish each other's sentences.

img2.timeinc.net
 
2012-06-18 11:47:01 PM

fusillade762: From the 5th panel of that I get the impression that the only superpower involved is the power to finish each other's sentences.

[img2.timeinc.net image 510x794]


media.threadless.com
 
2012-06-18 11:47:05 PM
Fark you purists. I've been reading comics for over 35 years and I've been enjoying the crap out of these.
Too bad Alan, you had your chance.
Now bring 'em all on.
After "no one cares who this guy is" gay character, Scott, fixing crippled Batgirl and racist new Green Lantern, it's about time DC did something I liked.
 
2012-06-18 11:49:56 PM
That was awful.
 
2012-06-19 12:17:50 AM
Hurm.
 
2012-06-19 12:21:53 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good.

NuWatchmen is the comic book equivalent of Forrest Gump!

/Die DC. Go out of business. Do comics a favor.


Par for the course, compared to the original inserting itself into 50s-80s history.
 
2012-06-19 12:24:42 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good.

NuWatchmen is the comic book equivalent of Forrest Gump!

/Die DC. Go out of business. Do comics a favor.


Well, he did kill Kennedy in the original series.
 
2012-06-19 12:30:12 AM

MagSeven: Well, he did kill Kennedy in the original series.


And Woodward and Bernstein.
 
2012-06-19 01:00:10 AM

Zombie DJ: Fark you purists. I've been reading comics for over 35 years and I've been enjoying the crap out of these.
Too bad Alan, you had your chance.
Now bring 'em all on.
After "no one cares who this guy is" gay character, Scott, fixing crippled Batgirl and racist new Green Lantern, it's about time DC did something I liked.


This is lamer than Tiny Tim and you should know better.
 
2012-06-19 01:03:15 AM
farm4.static.flickr.com

Oblig
 
2012-06-19 01:05:13 AM
I'm still waiting for Watchmen Babies.
 
2012-06-19 01:05:50 AM

RatMaster999: farm4.static.flickr.com


Dammit so much...
 
2012-06-19 01:13:12 AM

EchoMike: RatMaster999: farm4.static.flickr.com

Dammit so much...


i373.photobucket.com

/Watchmen Babies?
//he did it two minutes ago
 
2012-06-19 01:14:38 AM
Dammit, meant a minute... or really 37 seconds ago...

/I are dumb
 
2012-06-19 01:17:40 AM

Fano: This is lamer than Tiny Tim and you should know better.


I'm getting Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke art.
This is the best thing DC has done all year.
 
2012-06-19 01:34:42 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-19 01:42:01 AM

Zombie DJ: Fano: This is lamer than Tiny Tim and you should know better.

I'm getting Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke art.
This is the best thing DC has done all year.


That first issue of Minutemen was wonderful. Silk Spectre #1 is still in my To Read pile.
 
2012-06-19 02:23:41 AM

The Martian Manhandler: Zombie DJ: Fano: This is lamer than Tiny Tim and you should know better.

I'm getting Amanda Conner and Darwyn Cooke art.
This is the best thing DC has done all year.

That first issue of Minutemen was wonderful. Silk Spectre #1 is still in my To Read pile.


It's pretty good. If nothing else it's good because of Amanda Conner's character acting.
 
2012-06-19 02:34:45 AM
Nope, never happened.
 
2012-06-19 02:44:44 AM
Marilyn Monroe didn't die naturally.

Nothing natural about a prescription drug overdose.
 
2012-06-19 05:48:48 AM
Nothing quite like a character who strongly hints that he was the one responsible for killing JFK (or at least not giving a fark that the President and apparently a new-found close friend of his was assassinated) in Watchmen:

i.imgur.com

...being retconned into "loving" and respecting JFK:

i.imgur.com

Yes, yes, I know page 3 of Entertainment Weekly's review has "strong foreshadowing" -- "Me? What about you? Taking out the president -- that's all I need on my resume."

Again, by this point, he was already twenty years into being a cynical, world-hating attempted rapist and woman beater, having left the Minutemen in 1940. Suggesting a "dark turn" after he already had a dark turn two friggin' decades earlier is a piss-weak retcon.
 
2012-06-19 06:28:51 AM
These have been awesome... better than the original.
Alan Moore needs to stick to rewriting sexist fairy tales.
 
2012-06-19 07:13:33 AM

GreenAdder: I like the idea of the Watchmen prequel series. I don't actually like the concept of the series, and the plot sounds contrived and ridiculous. But I like the idea of making such a series - primarily because it pisses off Alan Moore.


Either this is going to make Alan Moore have an brain hemmorage, or grow his beard out longer.
 
2012-06-19 07:59:57 AM
Now that's funny.
 
2012-06-19 08:09:21 AM
Meh. Joltin' Joe avenged her.

/Though questions still remain as to why, in 1962, the Comedian wore a T-shirt for cocktails with Jackie Kennedy.
 
2012-06-19 08:19:48 AM

Harry_Seldon: In my country, they speak of a man so virile, so potent, that to spend a night with such a man is to enter a world of such sensual delights most women dare not dream of. This man is known as the "Comedian".


Well, women always say they want a man who can make them laugh.
 
2012-06-19 09:30:46 AM

Dr. Mojo PhD: Nothing quite like a character who strongly hints that he was the one responsible for killing JFK (or at least not giving a fark that the President and apparently a new-found close friend of his was assassinated) in Watchmen:

[i.imgur.com image 400x314]

...being retconned into "loving" and respecting JFK:

[i.imgur.com image 411x640]

Yes, yes, I know page 3 of Entertainment Weekly's review has "strong foreshadowing" -- "Me? What about you? Taking out the president -- that's all I need on my resume."

Again, by this point, he was already twenty years into being a cynical, world-hating attempted rapist and woman beater, having left the Minutemen in 1940. Suggesting a "dark turn" after he already had a dark turn two friggin' decades earlier is a piss-weak retcon.


Isn't it possible he's just lying through his teeth in the second set?
 
2012-06-19 10:21:41 AM

Dr. Mojo PhD: Nothing quite like a character who strongly hints that he was the one responsible for killing JFK (or at least not giving a fark that the President and apparently a new-found close friend of his was assassinated) in Watchmen:

[i.imgur.com image 400x314]

...being retconned into "loving" and respecting JFK:

[i.imgur.com image 411x640]

Yes, yes, I know page 3 of Entertainment Weekly's review has "strong foreshadowing" -- "Me? What about you? Taking out the president -- that's all I need on my resume."

Again, by this point, he was already twenty years into being a cynical, world-hating attempted rapist and woman beater, having left the Minutemen in 1940. Suggesting a "dark turn" after he already had a dark turn two friggin' decades earlier is a piss-weak retcon.


Just because he respected him wouldn't mean he didn't kill him. Plus it would make sense that the Marilyn thing, plus maybe some more info (pulling air support from the Bay of Pigs?) would turn him against Kennedy.
 
2012-06-19 11:38:19 AM

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Meh. Joltin' Joe avenged her.

/Though questions still remain as to why, in 1962, the Comedian wore a T-shirt for cocktails with Jackie Kennedy.


At the Hyannisport compound?

I know I shouldn't bother, but men playing football on vacation were allowed to dress for that.
 
2012-06-19 11:46:07 AM

Descartes: These have been awesome... better than the original.
Alan Moore needs to stick to rewriting sexist fairy tales.


9/10. Strong Troll-fu.
 
2012-06-19 12:41:55 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Oh, good.

NuWatchmen is the comic book equivalent of Forrest Gump!

/Die DC. Go out of business. Do comics a favor.


And people wonder why Alan Moore wants nothing to do with this...
 
2012-06-19 12:46:02 PM

Lord_Dubu: Descartes: These have been awesome... better than the original.
Alan Moore needs to stick to rewriting sexist fairy tales.

9/10. Strong Troll-fu.


I missed that. Good thing too; I would've been compelled to post a response.

/The troll-fu is strong with that one
 
2012-06-19 12:46:44 PM

Zombie DJ: Fark you purists. I've been reading comics for over 35 years and I've been enjoying the crap out of these.
Too bad Alan, you had your chance.
Now bring 'em all on.
After "no one cares who this guy is" gay character, Scott, fixing crippled Batgirl and racist new Green Lantern, it's about time DC did something I liked.


3/10. You need to follow Descartes' example.
 
2012-06-19 02:53:00 PM
www.somethingpositive.net

I love this web comic so much.

/link hotter than Jason's escapades.
 
2012-06-19 03:17:23 PM
Marilyn Monroe was murdered by Eunice Murray, the woman who gave her enemas.
 
2012-06-19 09:46:20 PM
Wait..I thought Watch man was a one shot graphic novel. Why do I keep seeing new stuff about them?
 
2012-06-19 10:07:30 PM
I'm still holding out hope for the Rorschach one.

Honestly, I didn't really expect much from the Comedian or Specter, mainly because their backstories were pretty well fleshed out already. Rorschach's time as a non-murderous crime-fighter would be good to see.
 
2012-06-20 12:15:06 AM

Greenbeanx: one shot graphic novel


It was actually a limited series. Of course, the term "graphic novel" is misused so much, it's pretty much lost all of its original meaning.
 
2012-06-20 06:57:30 AM

GreenAdder: Greenbeanx: one shot graphic novel

It was actually a limited series. Of course, the term "graphic novel" is misused so much, it's pretty much lost all of its original meaning.


Thank you.

I usually get shiat for pointing that out.

Watchmen was a limited series, reprinted in a collected edition or trade paperback. It was not a "graphic novel".

Now, something like Pride of Baghdad... that was a graphic novel.
 
2012-06-20 06:40:41 PM

The Martian Manhandler: That first issue of Minutemen was wonderful.


You must have read a different copy than I did because the one I read was laughably bad.
 
2012-06-20 07:20:54 PM
Bob Kane makes a series of comics about his original character, Batman.Years later, other writers take up the mantle and write all sorts of stories about Batman's past, present, and future. They fill-in details about the character's history and make up various tales of possible futures, and nobody has a problem with that.. In fact "Batman: Year One" is a huge hit, as is "The Dark Knight Returns."

Alan Moore takes the Charlton Comics characters like Blue Beetle and the Question, renames them and gives them slightly different "gritty" backgrounds on an alternate Earth, and pounds out a great series of comic books. Years later, other writers take up the mantle and write all sorts of stories about these characters' past, present, and future. They fill-in details about the characters' history, and everybody has a problem with that and won't give "Before Watchmen" a chance, despite it being well-written and respectful to the characters. Alan Moore himself complains about it as if he doesn't know that comics are based around this premise: Other writers work with characters they didn't create.

MEANWHILE, Alan Moore borrows copyrighted characters from a more successful author (J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series) and inserts them in his book about a group of characters who are entirely borrowed from other authors, and all any of Alan Moore's fans can say is "How clever!"

Seriously-- Alan Moore can bite me. I love his work, but he is one lucky son of a biatch. He took the work of several other artists and creators and made something out of it, and then has the stones to complain when the same is done to characters that he didn't even entirely create himself? He's a in a position many writers would LOVE to be in, but he takes every opportunity to whine about everything while simultaneously doing the EXACT THINGS he's complaining about. He's a f♥cking hypocrite.
 
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