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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 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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DC Gets a New Website, Fans Get a New Look at ‘Before Watchmen’

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The DC Universe, its heroes and their costumes apparently weren't the only things that DC Entertainment had in the works for a reboot over the past several months -- the DC Comics website has also gotten

‘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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Haters Gonna ‘Hurm…’ New ‘Before Watchmen’ Statues on the Way

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Last week DC announced its controversial line of Watchmen prequels, dubbed Before Watchmen, which will see new creators put their spin on the cast of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' renowned work. The move took many by surprise for a host of reasons, including a lack of involvement from the original creators and Moore's tro

MAD’s ‘Botchmen’ Explores The Lighter Side Of ‘Watchmen’

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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

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J. Michael Straczynski: ‘I Would Have Absolutely Zero Right To Complain’ About Unauthorized ‘Babylon 5′ Prequels

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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

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