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


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...

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


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, the concluding chapter of the third volume of writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill's popular series...

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


In a new interview with, 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 Gibbons no longer speak (hint: Before Watchmen), and what he thinks of the creators who have signed on the for the prequels (and the people who want to read them)...

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


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 a makeover...

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


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' decision to profit from he and Dave Gibbons' lauded 1986 work by releasing a series of Before Watchmen prequel comics by various creators without his consent...

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


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 troubled history with DC...

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


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 2009, in issue #499 of a magazine called MAD...

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


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...

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


"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...

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


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...

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