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DC Debuts ‘Before Watchmen’ TV Commercial [Video]

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In case you've somehow forgotten that this Wednesday sees the release of the first of DC's new Watchmen prequel comics, Darwyn Cooke's Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1, don't worry: Starting this week DC Entertainment will be running televised ads to remind you -- and the rest of the world of Before Watchmen's arrival -- complete with limited animation and seriously serious narration.The ad, released today, features semi-animated artwork from the covers and promotional artwork promoting the controversial line of preque

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‘Before Watchmen’ Character Designs and Pages Surface [Art]

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A number of press outlets have been invited to visit the DC Entertainment offices in New York and Los Angeles to inspect material pertaining to Before Watchmen, DC Comics' controversial expansion of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' hugely popular an

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Darwyn Cooke on Why He Initially Said No to ‘Before Watchmen’

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If you're one of those people who heard about DC Comics' plans for this summer's Before Watchmen releases and thought "I don't see what needs to be added to the original book," then you're not alone; Darwyn Cooke, who's writing both Minutemen and Silk Spectre (as well as illustrating Minutemen) from the line, had exactly the same reaction at first, as he's explained in a new interview.Talking to io9.com, Cooke said that, when originally approached by DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio about the project, "my initial response was 'absolutely not.' The reason for that was simple - I conside

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The Great Sandy Plunkett Returns to ‘The Rocketeer’ in New Anthology [Preview]

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On sale next week from IDW Publishing is The Rocketeer Adventures 2 #1, beginning a new series of short stories starring the late Dave Stevens' beloved creation, The Rocketeer. Fully authorized by Stevens' estate, the the lead story co

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‘Before Watchmen’: New Darwyn Cooke Artwork Emerges, Moore Addresses Legal Questions

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A new piece of art by Darwyn Cooke promoting his take on The Minutemen's pre-Watchmen adventures arrived online today as part of Fast Company's interview with Alan Moore. It seems like an odd way to reveal the exclusive promo art considering the original Watchmen writer uses the interview to continue damning DC Comics' decisio

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Alan Moore And ‘Before Watchmen’ Creators Comment On The Ethics Of ‘Watchmen’ Prequel

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"Completely shameless" is what comics writer Alan Moore had to say about DC Comics' announcement of Before Watchmen, an ambitious programme of prequel miniseries based on Moore and Dave Gibbons' hugely popular and influential graphic novel, Watchmen. For his part, Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons was more forgiving. He and the principals of Before Watchmen, including DC Comics Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, have been making the media rounds t

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‘Watchmen’ Prequel Announced by DC Comics: ‘Before Watchmen’ [Updated Art]

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This morning, DC Comics announced its long-rumored new Watchmen project, a prequel titled Before Watchmen that expands on the characters and world of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's seminal 1986 comic book, which was adapted into a 2009 movie. Featuring a variety of top-tier writers and artists across the comics industry, it will expand on the history of the world of Watc

Digital ComicsAlliance: Darwyn Cooke and the Man Called ‘Parker’

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Recently, Chris Ryall, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing, announced the 2012 return of Darwyn Cooke's adaptation of Richard Stark's Parker novels. The latest entry in the series is The Score, a tale of what happens when a group of men sit down and figure out how to rob an

‘The Shade’ Takes Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone to Times Past [Preview]

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Spinning off from Starman, the James Robinson and Tony Harris' DC Comics magnum opus of the 1990s, The Shade is a twelve-issue miniseries that revisits figures from the titular immortal's past in a globe-spanning adventure that seeks to resolve a conspiracy to murder the former villain. The book's present-day action is

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‘Parker: The Score’ Coming in May from Darwyn Cooke and IDW Publishing

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What's the best possible news to cap off the first week of 2012? News from IDW Publishing's Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall that Parker: The Score is set for release this May. The book is the third in cartoonist Darwyn Cooke's hugely acclaimed comics adaptations of the novels by Donald Westlake aka Richar

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