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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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Dynamic Forces Unveils the ‘Watchmen’ Toaster

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To everyone who thought that Before Watchmen was as crass as Warner Bros would get in terms of strip-mining the legacy of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, bless you for your optimism and belief in the inherent goodness of humanity. However, you might want to look away before we tell everyone else about the official Watchmen toaster.No, it's not a joke (well

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6 More Alan Moore Comics DC Can Capitalize On After ‘Before Watchmen’

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To say that DC's upcoming Before Watchmen titles are controversial is underselling things quite a bit. The decision to expand on the groundbreaking 1986 series has been heavily criticized by Watchmen co-creator Alan Moore, bl

The Ethical Rot Behind ‘Before Watchmen’ & ‘The Avengers’ [Opinion]

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I made a conscious decision to stop supporting Marvel and DC with my money a while back. This decision was a long time coming, built on the back of my increasing uneasiness with how they do and have done business. The

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DC to Push ‘Before Watchmen’ with ‘New Frontiersman,’ TV Ads and More

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DC announced several new comics at this weekend's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, but the project that seemed to be getting the biggest promotional push -- with a viral marketing campaign, new preview art and even news of TV advertising -- was one they had already announced months ago: The controversial Before Watchmen suite of seven prequel miniseries.The publisher p

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Alan Moore Calls the Comic Industry a Bunch of Gangsters on British TV [Video]

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Whether it's because of DC Comics' upcoming Before Watchmen or the increasingly mainstream cultural implications of his V For Vendetta series in the wake of the Occupy Movement, Alan Moore is getting more press than ever these days. His recent appearanc

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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 Final Chapter of ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century’ Set for June [Preview]

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You knew the end of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century was coming, and as its publication date draws closer we can finally get a pretty good look at the shape it will take. Top Shelf Productions has released the cover, a five-page preview and some info regarding League of Extraordinary Gentleman: Century #3, th

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Alan Moore’s Final ‘Supreme’: Jumping-On Point for New Readers? [Preview]

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On sale now from Image Comics is Supreme #63, which after a 15-year wait finally concludes Alan Moore's hugely acclaimed work with Rob Liefeld's Superman analog. Also the writer of such books as Watchmen and From Hell, M

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Alan Moore Confirms Details of ‘Watchmen’ Contract, Estrangement from Gibbons

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In a new interview with Seraphemera.com, the legendary writer (and curmudgeon) Alan Moore goes on a tear once again, discussing his Watchmen contract with DC and why he believed he would get the rights back, why he and collaborator Dave Gibbon

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