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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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
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
In all the excitement surrounding Before Watchmen, we'd completely forgotten that DC Comics had already published a new Watchmen comic by creators other than Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It was called Botchmen, and it happened all the way back in
J. Michael Straczynski was the most outspoken participant in yesterday's press tour of DC Comics' controversial new initiative, Before Watchmen, whereby JMS and a host of other high profile talents will create new prequel miniseries based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen. Owned completely by DC, the classic 1987 graphic novel about outlaw superheroes in an alternate American history is considered by many to be unimpeachable. The dominant discussion in the media and
"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
The Secret Service, the long-teased collaboration between Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Nemesis) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, The Originals) will come to fruition in February 2012 at Icon, as revealed today at CBR and in the pages of Millar and Leinil Yu's Superior #6. The announcement comes in the form of