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    Default The Return Of Watchmen 2

    A couple of years ago, Bleeding Cool broke the news that DC Comics was planning to return to Watchmen to tell new stories. Dave Gibbons would be involved as well as many of DC's brightest stars.

    The very concept was pooh-poohed and Bleeding Cool was accused to making the whole thing up, by some. Until Alan Moore confirmed that he had been approached to, if nothing else, acquiesce to the project, in return for subsequently being granted the ownership rights to Watchmen that he had once sought, at a later date. He turned the idea down, and the media attention seemed to kill the project.

    For a while.

    I was told before New York Comic Con that it might be back on and that DC were drawing up a wishlist of creators for a series of Watchmen prequel comics.. Well, I've now heard a lot more. Darwyn Cooke's name is at the very top, linked to drawing two mini-series and writing another, followed by the likes of JMS, JG Jones, Andy Kubert and Brian Azzarello. Whether or not they have been approached, I don't know, and no one's talking, but it gives you an idea of the scale. I would also expect Dave Gibbons and John Higgins to be involved in some way.

    I've also been told that there's a creative meeting happening this week and the project has a secret name, "Panic Room" - as in that's where the creators will need to go when the news breaks....

    DC declined to comment. Just as he did last time, Dave Gibbons would only say "hurm".

    Image by Todd Kogutt.

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    There is still money in that cow. Eventually, they will find a way of getting it out.

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    They need a "Watchmen" book they can sell at Barnes and Noble.

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    i thought this was re-killed a while back. O Well, nothing Alan Moores Beard won't solve
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    "Kurgutt" ? Seriously? Kurgutt?

    It's "Kogutt" . No ur's about it
    (Can we get that fixed before ComicsAlliance reprints the story as breaking news?)

    Thanks for the pic post and link, though


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    And as I would have pointed out last time, there's already several vaguely official if out of print, Watchmen prequel material, from back in the days when it was a comic book and not the bible.
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    Surely the only people appropriate for a petty cash grab that serves mostly to piss off Alan Moore are Geoff Johns and/or Grant Morrison.

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    I like the idea.

    It would take the rank taste of DC's latest output away, that's for sure.

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    Be interesting to see who ends up doing it. I'd expect that most creators in DC's dream list would have the sense to stay away from it out of fear of the backlash, whoever's left is either egomaniacal enough to think they can follow it up or will do anything for a pay cheque

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    They've let the thing sit untouched for 25 years. They can't piss Moore off anymore than they already have. What do they have to lose? I don't see creators boycotting DC because of this move.

    Cooke? That could be interesting.

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