Dave Gibbons discussing Before Watchmen and more: “I didn’t have a lot of input in it. To me anything to do with the movies – as far as I’m concerned, what Alan and I did was the Watchmen graphic novel and a couple of illustrations that came out at the same time. Everything else – the movie, the game, the [laugh] prequels – are really not canon. They’re subsidiary. They’re not really Watchmen. They’re just something different.”
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No postponement, no “will be resolicited at a later date”, just pure out-and-out cancellation, as the Marvel Previews containing the solicitation only reached the store this week. That doesn’t smack of a late creative team, or lower than expected sales, it feels like something bigger.
This is Dave Gibbons first comment on Before Watchmen since his words quoted in the DC Press Release that, even then, seemed rather awkwardly – or rather precisely – chosen, so as not to give them any real blessing.
It began with Superman inspirational poster by Canadian illustrator Kerrith Johnson, playing off of the famous Superman: The Motion Picture tagline.
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