OK, I mean, I'm exaggerating: there are apparently a couple of Warner Bros. executives who want to keep milking the Watchmen cash cow. But you know who really, really doesn't want to see Watchmen on screen again? Its creator, Alan Moore.Read More
Alan Moore is one of the most revolutionary, as well as one of the most controversial, creators in comics. From innovative stories that changed the medium like Watchmen, to stories that shift the way we think about a character, like his run on Swamp Thing — and yes, *sigh*, The Killing Joke — Moore has been entertaining and challenging comics readers since the early 1980s. Now, he thinks he's just about done.Read More
If you've read DC Universe: Rebirth #1, you know that elements of Vertigo's Watchmen have been incorporated into the main DC Universe, including the full-on intro of Dr. Manhattan into the world. However, Watchmen's creators were apparently never contacted about their characters' inclusion in the new DC status quo.Read More
Did you know that Mariska Hargitay is a huge Hamilton fan? She'll have the honor of reading the prose portions of the audiobook version of Hamilton: The Revolution, and the musical's composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform the verse.Read More
Six years after the movie, Watchmen is apparently headed to HBO in the form of a series to be developed by none other than Zack Snyder, the original film's director.Read More
Published in 1986/87 by DC, Watchmen is listed in Time magazine's 100 Best Novels, and you’d be hard pressed to find a list of the best, most important, or must read comics that doesn’t include Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s magnum opus. That means it must be pretty good, right? Right?Read More
Funny story. Sounds unbelievable. Probably true.
Last week, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz revealed his top five favorite superheroes: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Batman, Iron Man, and ... Rorschach. The online version of the interview doesn't include this list, perhaps because Cruz has since faced some critique for including everyone's favorite antisocial Watchmen character in his top five.Read More
God is real and he hates Mondays.
Garfield Minus Garfield is so last decade, man. So Jon Arbuckle's a weirdo who lives alone and talks to himself. At least he's still a human being whose corporal essence adheres to the laws of physics and reality. Also he doesn't live on Mars, probably. That's why Minus Jon Plus Jon is a much better depicting of existential loneliness and angst.Read More
We're all goofy goobers.
I really love the juxtaposition here between the deliberately weighty Watchmen and the deliberately nonsensical SpongeBob universe, but who even cares? Patrick is the Comedian, Spongebob is Rorschach, Gary is Doc Manhattan, and all of the SpongeBob/Watchmen crossover humor is just somehow perfect. The rest of your day is all downhill from here.Read More
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And So It Begins
Alan Moore has made no secret his distaste for how DC has handled the rights to Watchmen. (Though "distaste" is a little light—maybe "apoplectic rage" would be better?). Mat Rees has therefore made Before Before Watchmen, a two-part series depicting Moore's reaction to prequel spinoff series Before Watchmen. You've brought this on yourself, DC. You should've known better than to make Alan Moore angry. You won't like him when he's angry.* *Yeah, I'm mixing Marvel and DC, what of it? Part two is behind the cut.Read More
Researchers Study Owls For Clues to Reducing Aircraft Noise, Making Planes More Interesting to Hipsters
Remember when Harry Potter fans all wanted pet owls, but then realized that they are vicious winged harbingers of death? Turns out they're also silent harbingers of death, and new research is examining how owls stay so quiet in flight. The goal of the study is to make modern aircraft more silent and owl-like. We suggest building an aircraft made from feathers and that runs on mice.Read More
BAD IDEAS FROM SMART PEOPLE
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Why Not Do It With Some Style?
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When you're dealing with a hallowed franchise like Watchmen, you have to watch your step around the rabid fanbase. Or maybe, you don't have to watch it at all, because no matter what you do, you're going to piss some of them off. In either case, DC Entertainment has just officially confirmed a set of Before Watchmen prequel comic books; guess who's pissed?Read More