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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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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

Chip Zdarsky’s ‘Watchmen 2′ Pitch Goes ‘Full-On A**hole’

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We last wrote about Steve Murray in the midst of his ultimately unsuccessful (and fake) bid for Mayor of Toronto, when he campaigned on such dubious platforms as abolishing the plastic bag surcharge at cafés and delegating the city's considerable sanitation needs to his friend Gary's small trash collecting business. Also known as Chip Zdarsky, the cartoonist authors a decidedly reckless advice column for The National Post in which he opine

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Rumored ‘Watchmen’ Prequel Project Art Surfaces

Bleedingcool has posted two new images from what they're calling "one of the Watchmen prequel products currently being developed at DC Comics under the code name 'Panic Room.'" Apparently, Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart have nothing to do with it! Joe Kubert and son Andy Kubert have teamed up for an image of Nite Owl, with JG Jones illustrating The Comedian. We're still not sure how to feel about all the Watchmen news, but they're

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Economist Paul Krugman Endorses ‘Watchmen’ Alien Invasion Plan for Fiscal Recovery

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Every Watchmen fan remembers the plot of Adrian Veidt a.k.a. Ozymandias: Save the world from the imminent threat of nuclear war by creating the even bigger threat of an alien invasion, and forcing the people of the world to unite against a greater enemy. Yesterday, Nobel Pr

‘V for Vendetta’ Writer Alan Moore Supports Alleged Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning

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The often outspoken (when not completely silent) and renowned comics creator Alan Moore has released a statement in support of the alleged Wikileaks whistle-blower PFC Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst

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Comic-Con: Limited Edition ‘Watchmen’ Portfolios by Colorist John Higgins

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We'll be spotlighting later this week a number of cool products to be sold exclusively at Comic-Con International in San Diego, but standing out among them is a new portfolio of Watchmen artwork by John Higgins, whose color art was integral to the wildly succe

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