You know how movie studios plan big releases for the summer? The comics world does that too. DC Comics is bringing back the characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen twenty-five years later, this time by a bunch of current comics A-listers like Darwyn Cooke, JG Jones and Amanda Connor.In fact, DC is banking on this to do huge business. They’ve purchased television advertising time for the commercial above.
I’m not sure if I’m going to be checking this out. Some people are passing over this series for ethical issues. Or it’s not like some of my real-world friends, who just didn’t like Watchmen.
So why is n’t this being added to my reading list?
I think it might be because I enjoyed the original Watchmen story too much. I have no need to go back and revisit the adventures of Night Owl and company. There’s no need for this in my world. What I would have liked to have seen is them either do a post-Watchmen story, or even find a way on how to integrate them into the New 52. Either that or Watchmen Babies.
I might actually check these out sometime, but not in the immediate future. It seems like something that I would pick up at the library once it is collected. Until then, I’m going to downgrade this to pass.