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mumblethrax wrote:James wrote:I take Moore to be saying that this is an attempt to mar the aesthetic unity of Watchmen in order to make a quick buck--and the reason you'd select Watchmen rather than, say, Brother Power the Geek to make a quick buck is because DC really does derive a significant part of its reputation from Moore's and Gibbons's reworking of Charlton characters.
That doesn't really make sense to me--why would you choose to devalue something so closely associated with your reputation to make a quick buck? Nominally, at least, DC should be invested in preserving the high-class status of the work.
cawshis wrote:Because the zombies aren't the problem. It's the idiots you're surviving with.
Leftahead wrote:Am I the only person who think that this exists pretty much solely as a test balloon for another movie?
But, dammit, Darwyn Cooke.
James wrote:Darwyn Cooke is at least competent.
E.T.Smith wrote:I think the bar for a Watchman story is set a bit higher than "nice drawings, good pacing." Watchman is distinctly an Alan Moore story (with significant input from Gibbons) pursuing themes of a distinctly Moorsian style, with characters who are made distinctly for that story and how its told (heck, the whole reason Watchmen used expys for the Charlton characters was because editorial back then realized it wouldn't leave them in a state usable outside it). Either Cooke et al tries to write in imitation of Moore, which I don't see going well, or writes the characters in their own style, which would be both pointless and discordant with the original.
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