What I find annoying is that Wein refers to Dollar Bill as a Watchmen. Well, there is no such thing as Watchmen in that book. Not only is Dollar Bill a Minuteman but Moore defies expectations from superhero team fans by writing a book with a plural noun except there is no actual team bearing that name. But the editor seems to go along with the misperception. Now, if even the editor of the thing didn't fully get it...
Originally Posted by DarthEwok
You expect the creators involved with Before Watchmen to actually have a serviceable understanding of the original Watchmen??
There's no such thing as "Watchmen".
The 1930s-1940s organization was called the Minutemen, and the (shortlived) 1960s (1970s?) organization was called the Crimebusters.
Don't you think there's a real danger of over-saturation? Plus this is a few years after the movie, which didn't excite anyone after the fact. I'd think more casual consumers would be really overwhelmed looking at 7+ trades instead of just one complete package.
No? Then how about "Gotta regard Blaxploitation as a relatively brief trend with a cultural significance that quickly evolved beyond the baser elements of its beginnings and which is best understood if not always appreciated when placed within the larger prevailing context of the era in which it first appeared"?