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Alan Moore Reads A Chapter Of Jerusalem For Thirty-Five Minutes (VIDEO)

At Northampton Central Library, Alan Moore read to an audience one chapter of his upcoming novel Jerusalem. The twenty-fourth chapter, as told by the statue of the statue of the archangel Michael on the Northampton Guild Hall. It rather reminds me of the Voice Of The Fire episode, from the point of view of a […]

DC Puts Before Watchmen On Previews Cover With Just One Word

There are few examples of one single word suggesting one specific comic book character. Shazam. Kimota. Snikt. Thwip. And… This is the back cover to the June Diamond Comic Distributors Previews catalogue. Which will have all the Before Watchmen titles listed, including Rorschach by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo. Should save on the art cost, […]

Watch Amanda Conner Draw This Silk Spectre Piece

Here’s a sketch of Silk Spectre by Amanda Conner, the character she’ll be drawing in the upcoming Before Watchmen books. And here is Amanda actually drawing it, at Megacon, a few weeks back… [youtube][/youtube]  

Siike Donnelly Talks To Darwyn Cooke About Before Watchmen. A Little Bit.

Siike Donnelly is attending Megacon for Bleeding Cool. And he just bumped into Darwyn Cooke, briefly, who is appearing at the show. Guess what they talked about… Siike: I’m a big fan. I loved your work back to the Batman Beyond intro on the cartoon… can you give me any details on Minutemen? When it […]

Collectors Cornered – Watching Men

Collectors Cornered is a weekly video column, filmed inside Collectors Corner in Baltimore. Join us every week as we discuss comic book news from a different point of view and get instant feedback from real customers on New Comics Day, as we literally corner them and and ask questions about comic books and related topics. […]

Swipe File: Strutting Rorschach

On the left is the new Rorscach statue from DC Comics as part of their Before Watchmen line. And on the right is Leonardo Di Caprio, taken during the making of the movie Inception. And named “Strutting Leo“. The pose that has repurposed and reused for comic effect repeatedly, thus;   Could Strutting Rorschach be […]

Grace Randolph’s Between The Pages – Yes, It’s Watchmen

Bleeding Cool’s Grace Randoph and Newsarama’s Alan Kistler discuss the comic industry’s week of news in this Between The Pages edition of Think About The Ink… so that means Watchmen. And I find myself disagreeing with every word. Divergence of opinion! Plurality of views! Hell, I publish Darin Wagner, don’t I? Must… reign… in… temptation […]

When DC Comics Fell For Jae Lee

Amid all the Before Watchmen hype, the appointment of Jae Lee as the artist on the Ozymandias series is an interesting development, if only because for years, he has been considered a Marvel and an Image boy — and mostly Marvel at that. He’s basically had just one DC book — Jekyll And Hyde —  from seven years ago. […]

Thursday Trending Topics: Not Watchmen

Ok, that’s kind of interesting…  there was much less Watchmen at the top of the charts (even beyond the top 3) than I would have expected today (and it wasn’t for lack of trying). Has everyone made up their minds already, decided to get it or not, and moved on to the next topic? Let’s […]

Kevin Smith Turned Down BEFORE WATCHMEN

When reporting early rumours about Before Watchmen, almost every name I was given turned out to be true – Darwyn Cooke, Brian Azzarello, JMS, Amanda Conner, JG Jones, Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes and John Higgins. There was another name that I dismissed as it was denied directly – that of Kevin Smith. His […]

The Ethics Of Before Watchmen

This article was published at Bleeding Cool at the beginning of December last year, under the title The Ethics Of Watchmen 2. Due to popular request, it is being reprinted on the front page today. Whoever is involved, whenever it is scheduled, DC Comics do seem to be continuing with the production of a series […]

Retailers Talk Before Watchmen

This summer, retailers will be ordering X-Men Vs Avengers and Before Watchmen simultaneously. Marvel are introducing discounts to those who order large numbers of the central comics. It is likely, but not definite, that DC will run some programme to encourage retailers to order sizeable amounts too, though likely more around returnability. But faced with […]

Thursday Runaround: Who Watches The Before Watchmen?

FirstWatch: Gareth Brookes won the First Graphic Novel prize at the University of Sussex’ First Fictions Weekend meaning Myriad Editions (publisher of Woodrow Phoenix’ Rumble Strips) will publish it as a graphic novel next year. Judges included Bryan Talbot, Steve Bell, Ian Rankin and Hannah Berry. MillerWatch: This is absolutely real. Brennan Neil’s Stick City, […]

Wednesday Trending Topics: Surprise, It’s Before Watchmen Day

To the surprise of few, it’s one of the most predictable trending topic days ever: All Before Watchmen, all the time. I suppose the only surprise is that no Watchmen rumors surfaced on the movie side.  Overall, it was also an interesting day in comics history, with major birthdays for two of our most important […]

Leah Moore On Before Watchmen

Leah Moore, co-writer of the medium-redefining webcomic The Thrill Electric – and also one of Alan Moore’s daughters – had something to say about the announcement today of Before Watchmen. I have to say I find it hard to disagree.

The Before Watchmen Gallery And Quote File (UPDATED)

We’ll keep this article updated through the day. So, yes, Watchmen 2. Darwyn Cooke – “The nature of the undertaking is going to polarize a lot of the readership…I think a lot of people will be excited about this and there are a lot of people that will be dead against it… I don’t feel […]

Amy E Genkins Gets In Touch Over Amanda Conner Watchmen 2 Artwork

I wasn’t sure whether or not the Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts Silk Spectre II piece we ran yesterday was from the Watchmen prequel mini-series rumoured to be published by DC Comics or not. I’m sure it is now, of course. Yours and my favourite DC legal representative, Amy E Genkins has been on the […]

Sunday Trending Topics: The Silk Spectre Mystery

Another holiday, another mysterious Watchmen-related image. At this rate, this mystery could be very interesting by Groundhog Day next month. Most-Read Comic Stories Today: Silk Spectre Art By Amanda Conner – Happy New Year So I get another late night phone call. “Look in your inbox”. The phone goes dead. I only went to bed two […]

Saturday Trending Topics: The Panic Room Conspiracy

Rabbit hole, indeed. I find today’s top topic pretty amusing, because — as we’ve said before — panic room is a pretty interesting code name for a secret project. I think I’m going code name the next Avatar secret project “Don’t Tell Rich”. That aside, we had some fun here on Bleeding Cool in 2011, […]