Friday Trending Topics: Dave Gibbons Discussing Before Watchmen

Friday Trending Topics: Dave Gibbons Discussing Before Watchmen

Posted by July 28, 2012 Comment

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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(Last Updated July 28, 2012 1:38 am )

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