A few weeks back, we heard tell that those long-lived rumors that DC was setting up a sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' iconic graphic novel Watchmen were more than just rumors. Now there's more news, and if you're one of those fans who was rooting for the project to die, the news isn't good.
A few years ago, the comic industry was set ablaze by rumors that DC was considering a Watchmen sequel. While Alan Moore was approached (and promised the ownership rights to his own property back) intense negativity towards the project seemed to kill it—until now.
Uh-oh. There's trouble brewin' in comics and, as has become all too familiar lately, DC is at the heart of it. Seems like their recent deal with Amazon has ruffled the feathers of book behemoth, Barnes and Noble.
In a recent interview, economist Paul Krugman reminded us that World War II helped play a part in getting the U.S. out of its economic troubles in the '40s. He drew a comparison to the present day and said that the fastest way out of our current turmoil would be an alien invasion. Sound familiar?
Superpowers should be enhanced skills that make an ordinary person heroic and an evil person extremely difficult to defeat. Superpowers should NOT be an effective end-all to any and every conflict the character faces.
Twilight Sparkle as Dr. Manhattan? (Or is that ... Dr. Mane-hattan?) Rainbow Dash as The Comedian? If the sound of that makes you feel a little uneasy ... same here! But never mind. There's something about this Watchmen/My Little Pony mashup that makes us want to watch ... Ponymen.
There are about 12,000 Hello Kitty products on the market, such as kids' toys like coin purses, pencils and t-shirts ... not to mention more adult toys, such as wine, Fender Stratocasters and guns. What with all of this Hello Kitty, it's not surprising an artist like Joseph Senior would take notice.
It took 22 years to bring Watchmen to the screen, with director Zack Snyder getting the job thanks to his work on 300. But back in the day, director Terry Gilliam tried to give it a shot, and talked all about his vision for the famed Alan Moore graphic novel ... in a 1989 interview.
The problem with all those Rorschach masks we've been seeing the last couple of Halloweens since Watchmen was released is that they've been so static. There's just been no way to replicate in the real world the ever-changing inkblot on that vigilante's mask. Until now.
Well, the latest box office results for Tron: Legacy are in, and they aren't pretty, making this the fourth high-profile film in three years to make a huge impact at Comic-Con while leaving the rest of the world unimpressed. So what's gone wrong?