Comics and graphic novels are, by definition, very cinematic forms of art. Where the pacing of novels can ramble on and on when translated to the screen (leading to a lot of beautifully shot walking ), comics tell a story in much the same way that a film does. Adapted correctly, a movie based on a comic can be wildly popular, critically acclaimed, and merchandising mother lodes - examples: the Nolan trilogy, Marvel's Avengers. But if anyone knows how to take a thing that works and twist it into an unrecognizable, derivative, simplified lump of marketing, it's [...]
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The iconic blood-splattered smiley face cover for Watchmen #1 is among a handful of original artwork from the seminal 1986 miniseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons up for sale next month as part of a Heritage Auctions signature auction in New York City. Described by the auction house as “historic” and a “DC masterwork,” the 10-inch by 15-inch image is joined by Gibbons’ covers for Watchmen #2 and #3, John Higgins’ color guide for the cover of Issue 1, a page from Issue 7, and a page and color guide from Issue 8. The pieces [...]
Moloch is the mystical villain that played a major role in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen and now the character has his own prequel comic. The two-part series, Before Watchmen: Moloch is written by J. Michael Straczynski (Before Watchmen: Nite Owl) and pencilled by Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets). Olly Moss will illustrate the issue #2 variant cover due on December 19th. Here is a preview of the work in progress.
Dave Gerard & The Watchmen released the I Climbed a Tree EP in April, but I think it's better suited to the new chills of winter settling in your bones. Something about this EP is so tender, I want to carry all the words and melodies around in my coat pocket, close to my heart. The gentle and understated bits of mandolin and banjo don't hurt either. Stables by Dave Gerard & the Watchmen Hesitate by Dave Gerard & the Watchmen
Warner Home Video has revealed details on the Watchmen: Ultimate Cut & Graphic Novel Collection which will arrive in stores November 13th. Retail will be around $74.98. This new cut of the film weaves the animated Tales of the Black Freighter feature into the director's cut. Also included will be 2 hours of bonus features, Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comics, the original theatrical cut on DVD, the first DC Comics hardcover edition of the influential graphic novel, and collectible lenticular packaging.
I had a few thoughts to share on the controversy over DC creating new Watchmen titles over the protestations of creator Alan Moore. If you’re a comic book fan, you already know the essence of the battle, so I won’t restate what’s clear. But I think that both sides of the argument are taking unnecessarily extreme positions. First, Alan. I’m not a DC hater. At least not for the same reasons that Alan Moore hates DC. DC hasn’t done anything outrageous, even based on Moore’s own accounts. He admits that he failed to read his own contract, which [...]
Duh. The headline is that 25 years after-the-fact, DC finally decided to snatch the money off the table. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen is the bestselling graphic novel of all time, and there’s good reason for it: It’s a piece of art with mystery, politics, philosophy, and (of course) action and violence, told using characters with depth and weight. So why do prequels and fuck that all up? Simple. $$$ Yeah, there’s a lot of talent attached to the seven 4-issue minis that will each focus on a particular Watchman, but I can’t [...]
Who watched the Watchmen? I did. I watched the Watchmen. A lot. Fourteen times live in the '90s, actually. Which was amazing because they play a brand of mainstream Canadian rock and roll (made famous up here in the cold northlands by the Tragically Hip) that didn't sit easily in my indie/alt/Britpop cassette and CD collection. In fact, it was the Tragically Hip's "fault" I became a Watchmen fan. Rather, their manager's. Quick story: on a plane ride to Vancouver (was off to San Fran with the 'rents and Vancouver was a pit stop), a then-18 [...]
DC Comics may be planning on doing prequels to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen. The plan is to do four prequel miniseries that tie in together. The roster of talent rumored is strong, and includes Gibbons. The entire arc for the four miniseries is being plotted and possibly drawn by Darwyn Cook. The other names in the mix are John Higgins, Joseph Michael Straczinski, JG Jones and Andy Kubert, but these are all preliminary names. More info will be posted as this project progresses.
Longtime readers of this blog (I used to joke there were two of you, but I think both of them stopped reading a long time ago), may recall I got a little obsessed during the latter part of the run of Lost with the challenges of sequential narrative, which is also sometimes referred to as serialized storytelling. Towards the tail end of this year’s TV season, I read a fair amount of commentary on Twitter about the balance between shows with standalone episodes and those that heavily leaned on a serialized [...]
Although no details on the films plot, or further casting, director Zack Snyder spoke with the L.A. Times about Superman: Man of Steel . Snyder says that he is making this film as though "there’s been no other Superman movies". Snyder quotes from LA Times : ”Respect the canon but don’t be a slave to the movies.” “Literally, the one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we’re making a movie that [...]
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Inferno , the semi-biographical film about adult film star Linda Lovelace was originally set to star Lindsay Lohan . However, due to her continual struggles with substance abuse and an inability to begin production, she had to be replaced. Malin Akerman , best known for her role as Silk Spectre II in Watchmen , was brought in as her replacement. On Saturday, director Matthew Wilder confirmed the casting to Variety , and posted an announcement [...]
Director Zack Snyder ( 300 , Watchmen ), and Warner Bros. producer Chris Nolan have begun their search for the new Superman: Man of Steel ! Who will be the new Son of Krypton ? Well, it most likely wont be someone who is a household name. The team behind the latest Superman franchise is casting a "wide net" in it's search for the new sexy superhero. Sources say that the likely candidate will either be a [...]
Zack Snyder , the brilliant man behind the movies ' 300 ', and ' Watchmen ', is gearing up to launch his new visual masterpiece; ' Sucker Punch '! Written as well as directed by Snyder, it brings together a mesh fairytale and video game imagery. A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility. - IMDb The [...]
When it comes to filtering what is deemed acceptable in film, how much responsibility should to be placed on the viewer? Now I am not talking about the film buffs who can argue the merits of Spielberg and Kurosawa, I mean the average filmgoer. The person who helps Jackass 3D make 50 million dollars instead of supporting an independent or foreign film being shown in the same theatre. Currently the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is the governing body that determines what rating a film will get. They are the ones who decide that Toy Story [...]
SuperHeroHype has posted a story stating that Zack Snyder will be directing the next Superman reboot. When the rumours were flying around about Kevin Smith’s Superman, I was excited at the prospect of what he would do with it but in no way thought it would be an amazing super hero movie. Which is I [...]
Unearthing ed è lo spoken album di Alan Moore . Se non sapete chi è Alan Moore sputatevi in faccia, e magari leggete Watchmen, From Hell, V for Vendetta, per dirne qualcuno. Coglioni. Flashback: me che passo mesi, a fare le poste a Disfunzioni Musicali per trovare lo spoken album di William Burroughs (prima che gli U2 lo mettessero su Last Day on Earth, quei fregnoni) suonato da Cobain. Una roba che era vicino all'inascoltabilità ma che volevo fortemente. Non l'ho mai trovato. L'ho voluto talmente tanto che ora non lo comprerei neanche. Un po' [...]
Toronto - Ever go to a concert and feel like it's in fact a costume party? This Saturday night certain seemed like one. The Watchmen obviously has some inner strengths, not least being emotive singing. But unless you have been sleeping for the past decade, both Joey Serlin and Daniel Greaves now sport sleek and edgy bald looks. I counted no less than 20 other guys who share this fashion sense at the Watchmen's reunion show when I walk in, and more over the length of the night. Granted, it's not something rare. We're not talking about a Halloween party [...]
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