Watchmen 2?

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  1. AFEK ESLCAFE W

    AFEK ESLCAFE W Lieutenant Commander Newbie

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    They are doing it for money.
     
  2. ZeroArmour

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    I don't think Watchmen should be off limits, but I do think any attempt to do a sequel will fail. Only 3 of the "heroes" still exist, and 2 of them have changed their identities and seem unlikely to take up crimefighting again.
     
  3. Stevil2001

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    Well, if the sequel is about crimefighting, it will indeed fail. But there are bigger, more interesting issues that could be explored, I think.
     
  4. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's not a sequel...but prequels.
     
  5. Myasishchev

    Myasishchev Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's why they did the original Watchmen too.

    It worked.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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  7. EnsignRicky

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    Hmm.. Straczynski's gonna bloody his hands on this nonsense? Funny, upon learning that I believe I may have lost a little appreciation and a lot respect for my beloved Babylon 5. Too bad, he of all people should appreciate the pain caused when you go screwing with somebody else's master piece. Maybe Alan Moore should start work on Babylon 6.
     
  8. trekkiebaggio

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    I'm interested to see how these turn out.
     
  9. Stevil2001

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    I will actually buy at least some of this. I mean, clearly I'm a sucker, but I love Nite Owl, and Amanda Conner doing Silk Spectre is too fun to pass up.
     
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    The covers look awesome. Minutemen has me most intrigued.
     
  12. Mr Light

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    TWENTY FIVE ISSUES?!?! Jeez.

    I'd actually be more interested in a Watchmen 2 than a Watchmen 0.5 ... the preceding story isn't nearly as interesting as the Ozymandias plot. Obviously many would be outraged to have the ending interpreted, but I'm curious!
     
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  14. Hugo Rune

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    Given the quality of 100 Bullets and the current ongoings of Spaceman and Wonder Woman, then I'll very likely be collecting the Azarello books - both Rorschach and The Comedian fit his witing style perfectly IMO

    Aaannnd, given how much I enjoyed Rising Stars, Midnight Nation and Supreme Power, I think the JMS ones will be collected also.

    Which means I may as well get the rest ;-)

    Unless they're trash...


    Hugo - #1's of each regardless I feel. Sucker....
     
  15. scnj

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    Like, if someone were to use non-copyright characters like Alan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, Dr Jekyll, Moriarty etc in their own, new story?
     
  16. Disruptor

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  17. Reverend

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    Wouldn't it be hilarious if they wrote a sequel based on the movie's ending rather than the comics? The entertainment value of the fanboy reaction alone would be totally worth it.

    Seriously though, I don't have a problem with these books. As I say whenever people get too animated about unwelcome sequels, reboots or reimaginings; no matte how good or bad it turns out, the original isn't going anywhere. I happen to think the KJA/Brian Herbert Dune are bloody awful, but I can just glance over at my bookshelf and rest assured that my old dog-eared copy of Frank's original novel hasn't spontaneously combusted or mutated into some unholy freak of literature, but is just as good as it ever was.
     
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  19. Caligula

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    Watchmen needs no sequels nor prequels. Since prequels are being made anyway, I'll simply choose to ignore their very existence.
     
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