This March sees the release of DC’s next big step in integrating Watchmen into their mainline universe with the Batman/Flash crossover “The Button”, centering on the smiley-face paraphenalia that Bruce discovered in the Batcave at the close of last year’s DC Universe Rebirth special that launched their current publishing status-quo (and a pretty fun status-quo […]
Here we go. “The Button” is a a four part story arc in issues #21 and #22 of BATMAN and THE FLASH, by the Batman team of Tom King and Jason Fabok, and the Flash’s Joshua Williamson/ Howard Porter duo. The story line will unravel more of the mystery set up by Geoff Johns in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH […]
The year is only a few hours old and the first sign of the apocalypse has already been fired for 2017. In a tweet series at midnight, DC President/CCO and DC Films co-head, Geoff Johns announced a few things to look forward to: 5) More #DCTV @CW_TheFlash @CW_Arrow @Gotham @TheCW_Legends @LuciferonFOX @TheCWSupergirl and many […]
So yesterday I posted this Instagram Watchmen or Fox!!! #nycc #nycc2016 A post shared by The Beat (@comicsbeat) on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:56am PDT Chiding the Watchmen-styled letting used by Fox on their display here at NYCC. Oddly enough later in the night I was told of a rumor that Fox might be […]
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By Anne M Kletcha Deep in the grubby sump of one of those so-called ‘Social Media’ sites, there is a clump of aging comics fanboys called The Really Very Serious Alan Moore Scholars’ Group, known to its sad and lonely adherents as TRVSAMSG. When they’re not annotating everything in sight, or calling down ancient evils […]
The comic book Watchmen, penned by Alan Moore and drawn by artist Dave Gibbons, is one of the most revered books in DC Comics’ nearly century-spanning catalogue. However, their treatment of the work’s creators has always been more than a little murky. Many people both within and outside the industry know that DC’s relationship with Moore […]
“I’m sorry I’m late with my book”, Jimmy Palmiotti said rather humbly, opening a “spotlight” panel on March 31st 2013 at WonderCon, and asked the audience if he ought to put on some “background music”. Amanda Conner, his co-spotlighter, and Palmiotti explained, tongue in cheek, that if the panel appeared “random”, months of deep thought […]
In 1977 Dial Press of New York published Robert Mayer’s first novel, Superfolks. It was, amongst other things, a story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his life, an enormous collection of 1970s pop-culture references, some now lost to the mists of time, and a satire on certain aspects of the comic superhero, but would probably be largely unheard of these days if it wasn’t for the fact that it is regularly mentioned for its supposed influence on a young Alan Moore and his work, particularly on Watchmen, Marvelman, and his Superman story, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? There’s also a suggestion that it had an influence on his proposal to DC Comics for the unpublished cross-company ‘event,’ Twilight of the Superheroes. But who’s saying these things, what are they saying, and is any of it actually true?
By Todd Allen
–I learned something new today. Remember how Watchmen started out as a treatment for the Charlton characters DC had purchased? Come to find out out, DC didn’t purchase the rights to all the Charlton characters and Dynamite now has the rights to Peter Cannon/Thunderbolt. As in, the prototype for Watchmen’s Ozymandias.