A somewhat personal oddity this time, though I guess it's not necessarily all that odd... This is the bag I was given in Forbidden Planet in Denmark St., London, on Tuesday May 25th, 1982. It was my first ever visit to an actual comic-book store, so naturally I kept the bag because I was a … Continue reading Oddities #20191101
While writing about Before Watchmen last week I was reminded that occasionally comics are promised but they don't arrive. Sometimes this is because of economic or political factors, other times it's because the creators changed their minds, or were otherwise unable or unwilling to produce the work. Now and then it's because the comic was … Continue reading Comics That Never Were #1
Today's oddity is a piece of comics promo... a double-sided newspaper/poster given away in 2012 to promote the then-upcoming Before Watchmen series. Younger readers might not recall the ire that this series raised. Watchmen was a ground-breaking and beloved twelve-episode maxi-series created by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. It was collected as a … Continue reading Oddities #20191018
Original: Watchmen #4, December 1986. Script by Alan Moore, pencils & inks by Dave Gibbons, colours by John Higgins. New internal monologue by Princess Elsa of Arendelle.
I'm going to play Devil's Acrobat (or whatever the term is) here... I'm a huge Watchmen fan, and the thought of someone other than Alan Moore writing new Watchmen material is a little unsettling. But I have to remind myself that this isn't the first time it's happened. Back in 1987 or thereabouts DC released … Continue reading Before Watchmen