Comics mastermind Alan Moore, creator of WATCHMEN, not to mention V FOR VENDETTA, LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, and many, many more says he’s told DC Comics to go jump in a lake. According to Moore in an interview with Wired’s blog Underwire, DC offered him the rights to WATCHMEN back in exchange for writing “some dopey sequels and prequels”. He said no. “I just told them that if they said that 10 years ago, when I asked them for that, then yeah it might have worked. But these days I don’t want Watchmen back. Certainly, I don’t want it back under those kinds of terms.” Far more disturbingly, he also said, “I’m pretty much out of comics now. I really want nothing to do with it.”
With his upcoming multimedia extravaganza Unearthing — including live performances in the tunnels under Waterloo train station* – we all know he’s well on his way to being a multimedia megastar, but Alan Moore leaving comics? Say it ain’t so! Why, where else will we get that very special Russian roulette of creative genius, fascinatingly insane plots and characters, generalized nostalgia and OMG, WTF, why is there porn in my comic?
So that’s the news you’re actually interested in. On a more crassly self-promotional note, hey there! I’m Kate Fitzsimons and I’ll be filling in here as a guest blogger on the Elite Beat Squad while Heidi’s out of town. I’m a reserve member, sort of, so just call me Red Tornado! … Or not, really, since he’s a foot taller than me and a robot. My own comics and geek culture blog, Geekiferous, can be found at (take a wild guess) geekiferous.com.
*Don’t ask me, he’s Alan Moore. He sings earnestly about the sinister nature of ducks. He defies explanation.