SEQUENTIAL, a comics storefront app for the iPad, released a free Alan Moore comic biography to celebrate the legendary writer’s 60th birthday. “Alan Moore: An Extraordinary Gentlemen” was originally put together in 2003 by Gary Spencer Millidge, who has now revised and expanded the story to deliver a mostly non-fiction account of Moore’s life. Unfortunately, it’s only available on the iPad… READ MORE
Lakeshore Entertainment snatched the rights to the Luna Brother’s hit comic book series “The Sword” last year, but they haven’t announced much about the development since. However, the project appears to be moving ahead slowly as The Wrap reports that Lakeshore has hired Watchmen screenwriter David Hayter to adapt the series.
Production is expected to begin early 2014. READ MORE
Alan Moore announced last year that he would be writing “Providence” as a sequel to his Lovecraftian “Neonomicon”. Moore spoke with Comics Beat at length about the new book and he’s included a bunch of new details. Most interesting are his statements that it is the heaviest research he has done since “From Hell”, and secondly, Moore claims that “Providence” is sort of like “Watchmen”. Moore plans to dive even further into the Lovecraft mythology this time around, and it sounds like it’s going to be another masterpiece. I’m a bit excited for this, if you couldn’t tell. READ MORE
Watchmen, Alan Moore’s most celebrated work, and the epitome of sequential art in the eyes of many. The series also contains some of the most iconic covers in the history of the medium and now, you can be the proud owner some Dave Gibbons’ original cover art. If you have loads of cash to drop. Beginning in February all 12 of the original covers will be up for auction at Heritage. READ MORE
At Saturday’s edition of DC’s All-access Panel the publisher took a Before Watchmen theme bringing in Dan Didio, Brian Azzarello, John Cunningham, Darwyn Cooke, and Amanda Conner. The biggest news was the announcement of the brand new “Before Watchmen” book, “Moloch”, which is to be written by Joe Michael Straczynski with artwork by Eduardo Risso. More follows. READ MORE
Chances are if you’ve been keeping up with DC’s
marketing ploy Before Watchmen, Azzarello and Bermejo’s Rorschach is the one you’ve been waiting for. Unlike some of the other “Before Watchmen” books, hopefully this will stray from the standard origin story and offer a tale of more substance. Apparently Rorschach’s journal used to be written on a typewriter (see page one), must have smashed someone’s face on it and switched to the pen and paper afterward. READ MORE
As you are all well aware, Before Watchmen began today with the release of Darwyn Cooke’s “Minute Men”. Each issue of “Before Watchmen” will feature part of the backup story, “The Curse of the Crimson Corsair”, which has something to do with “Tales Of The Black Freighter” from Moore’s original series. DC announced that they will be releasing each of the two-page installments on their website every Wednesday from now on for free. You can check out the first part below. READ MORE
With a few publishers taking breaks this week, June is off to a slow start for comic book world. That said there are still some major titles heading your way that you won’t want to miss out on. Todd McFarlane returns to Spawn, The 16th volume of The Walking Dead is coming, plus a bunch of promising new titles.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
I think we can all agree that comic companies need to advertise their products outside of their own books, and a TV commercial seems like a reasonable way to pull in potential customers. CBR just released DC’s 30 second advertisement for Before Watchmen, and it leaves a lot to be desired. There’s very little information, and it doesn’t look all that exciting to people who don’t read comics already. Check it out below. READ MORE
As I’m sure you can imagine, DC’s Before Watchmen series will be loaded with extremely rare variant covers from some of the best artists in the biz. Jim Lee and Scott Williams are creating variants for each of the launch issues of “Before Watchmen”, and others will be lending their pen for various other issues. Below you can take a quick look at Jim Lee’s take on Hooded Justice, and a few other variants. READ MORE
Harvey Pekar, who was a renowned comic writer, past away a few years ago and recently his wife and a few good friends took it upon themselves to begin a Kickstarter campaign. The goal of the campaign was to get a Pekar memorial created at the Cleveland library, where he spent most of his time. As a little push for people to donate, the mastermind Alan Moore took part in a two-hour web chat. Moore shares his opinions on Before Watchmen, Grant Morrison, and more. Thanks to reddit for bringing this to my attention. It’s well worth the watch.
Earlier today we announced the return of the legendary series Watchmen, and now DC has just released the first cover images from each of the mini-series. Check out all the covers below!
Rumors have been running rampant about the Watchmen prequel for the past six months or so, and this morning DC Comics finally confirmed those rumors in announcing Before Watchmen. These intertwining stories are to take place prior to the events of the “greatest graphic novel of all time”. Obviously, this is extremely controversial, and bittersweet in the utmost. On the one hand this is outright blasphemous, how could they destroy such a masterpiece of graphic storytelling? On the other hand, deep down we all want some more Watchmen. Check out the official release after the jump. Whether you love it or hate it, whether you read it or not, this is a big deal, sound off in the comments.
UPDATE: Alan Moore told USA Today “I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.” Classic Moore. He also said that the project is “completely shameless”.