Mon, May. 14th, 2012, 05:02 pm
My Complete Lack Of Interest In BEFORE WATCHMEN Is Justified
Cover for Ozymandius #2
At least Len, JMS, and the Kuberts are getting paychecks.This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1519697.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
...that's a joke or something, right?
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
These are prequels, right? So shouldn't they be "Before Watchmen"?
Non-impressed. Not even JMS on the writing staff will get me to buy these.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
You're right -- it is Before Watchmen
(now fixed). I couldn't even be bothered to get the name right.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
Even moreso than for other forms of media, I try to avoid judging comics purely by their covers. The difference between exterior and interior art and content is just too great...especially when it comes to superheroes.
I mean, I avoided Sandman
for years because a lot of Dave McKean's covers unsettle me, and not in a fun way. i'm glad I took the plunge on that one.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Gee, and I finally got around to reading the original Watchmen
graphic novel from our most wonderful public library.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
Ozymandias was Gay. If they're going to go for shock value, wouldn't it make more sense to have a guy
in the gimp suit?
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I thought he was just non-sexual - lack of real interest (no real difficulty involved in it).
I'll read it via Scans Daily. Or whatever.
Tue, May. 22nd, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
In the movie it's implied he was gay as shown by him protecting a gay night club from gangsters and on his hard drive towards the end of the movie there is a file called BOYS.
Tue, May. 22nd, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Course, what that has to do with the comic I can't answer for.
Mon, May. 14th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
After spending ~8 months with periodic pitched battles between police and protesters in my city, all I can think when I see this outfit is "that is SO not what you want to wear in any situation that necessitates a gas mask - look at all that exposed skin! No protection from tear gas at all
. And how are you supposed to run from riot cops in those heels? You'd injure yourself worse than the police could. Plus that bra has no support for said running."
(It's possible that Occupy has warped my brain just a little.)
Tue, May. 15th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
What I love about Before Watchmen is JMS (He who threw a fit when Mongoose issued out Babylon 5 novels) is the biggest defender of DC.
The other "creators" of these prequels are mostly mum on the subject, as they don't have any real defense than they want to play with the characters.
But JMS' defense? It's along the lines of "Alan Moore is not the only one the companies have screwed over and everyone is okay buying characters created by others who got screwed over."
So love it.
Tue, May. 15th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
*nods* if the Great Maker is involved I'm at least gonna give it a whirl.
If I'm in that universe at the time; no time for comics and don't need More Stuff at the moment. It does make me raise an eyebrow that JMS now works for DC and not Marvel... his Amazing Spider-Man was what got me back into comics for a while. Two words: ASM 36. All you have to do is google those two words if you don't know already.
Wed, May. 16th, 2012 06:49 am (UTC)
These characters were created as ciphers to tell a particular story. They're stand-ins for other characters such as Superman, Batman, Black Canary, et al. It's not that Alan Moore is getting "screwed over"... it's that... why does anyone give two craps about what went on before 'Watchmen'?