Watchmen 2?

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  1. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    @Captaindemon, of course you're allowed to state your opinion, it just seemed like you were arguing like it was the first time that had been brought up in the thread, which it has not been. I also said your point is well taken as well.

    @Nerys Myk I think House of UIster is referring to Century and LXG 2009 which is the current volume of the series. Moore has just revealed a Captain Nemo mini-series as well.
     
  2. Myasishchev

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    That would be a good idea for a thread. Prequels that actually worked.

    The first that comes to mind is Dixon and Wisenfeld's Team 7. Way better than any of the comics it was prequelling to (WildC.A.T.s the periods and capitalization are important, Stormwatch, Gen 13).

    P.S. whatever happened to Aron Wisenfeld? That guy was awesome. They should get him to draw that Comedian thing. He's gritty. J.G. Jones: not gritty. Actually, seriously, why the hell is J.G. Jones drawing a comic about killing kids in 'Nam? I'm always happy to see Jones do sequential art as opposed to simply collect paychecks for covers and therefore fail to properly entertain me, and he can obviously do ultraviolence, but he's not gritty. Wanted was not gritty. Wanted was a joke. A funny one, but yeah.
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    You did indeed and I know you're too civil to suggest that someone shouldn't express their opinion. But you have to remember that not everyone reads all of a thread this long all the way through. :)
     
  4. Professor Zoom

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    I would call him an improvement on Batman.
     
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    I've long thought that Nite Owl and the Comedian were both Batman, actually; each representing different aspects of the character.
     
  6. Professor Zoom

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    What about Rorschach? In some ways he's closer to Batman than the Comedian--who was just a dude with a gun. At least Rorschach investigated.

    Moore may have thought about Bats while he was writing, but, of course, Nite Owl, Comedian, and Rorschach were based on The Blue Beetle, Peacemaker and The Question.
     
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    D'Oh! Yeah, I misremembered - should have said Rorschach, not the Comedian. Well spotted!
     
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    To the extent that the Monkees were an improvement on the Beatles, yes. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Professor Zoom

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    I'm Not Your Stepping Stone...

    I don't think it's quite that... rather he feels he's not redoing the stories but repurposing the characters for new stories. I guess his thinking is the characters of Watchmen could/should only be used for a SINGLE story, and these prequels are adaptations...

    I think it's a little bit fine of a distinction, but, that's how he's seeing it.

    It's a little to philosophic to convince anyone, personally. But, he's got to justify it somehow.
     
  12. Captaindemotion

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    I actually thought they were. :p
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    Silly to think that one is better than the other.
     
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    I have no idea who Darwyn Cooke is. He looks to be an Ok artist, it just seems from that picture that he's much more inspired by Batman TAS than Dave Gibbons. A jarring clash of distinct visual styles in my opinion, but I guess we'll see how it pans out.

    Can't wait to see the rest of the industry's top talent in action.
     
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    Cooke did DC: New Frontier, which is one of the great books of the last decade or so. He's perfect for Minutemen, which is the only Before Watchmen project I am certain to buy. (Partly for Cooke, and partly because a Minutemen project was floating in the air from a least the late 80s).
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    "I have no idea who Darwyn Cooke is. He looks to be an Ok artist,"

    :confused::wtf::eek: Cooke pretty well known and far beyond "OK". I see no reason why the artists should mock Gibbons style.

    Cooke is the perfect artist for a series set in 40s or 50s because his style invokes the era.
     
  19. Myasishchev

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    Jae Lee should draw them all.
     
  20. Broccoli

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    Jim Lee should draw it all, because I've always felt the Watchmen characters needed more seams on their costumes.
     

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