When DC Entertainment confirmed rumours first reported on the Bleeding Cool comics news site that they were indeed going ahead with a ‘Watchmen’ follow-up, the fan reaction was predictably negative.
The first issue of the first series of DC’s sprawling ‘Watchmen’ prequel, ‘Before Watchmen’, comes out tomorrow in the UK.
‘CLiNT’ #2.1 is a relaunch of Mark Millar’s UK newstand comics magazine, the first volume of which had a first issue so embarrassing I couldn’t bring myself to buy it, even for review.
Or ‘Thursday Comics’, for readers in the UK.
I thought I knew what to expect from the ‘Watchmen’ movie, and that it would provoke a strong reaction from me. However… it managed to catch me out, because I came out of it with no idea what my opinion was…
Zack Snyder’s ”Watchmen” is a thoughtful, uncompromising and sophisticated attempt to take Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ thoughtful, uncompromised and sophisticated ”Watchmen” and put it in on the screen.
The peril of Cap in this modern world is that he invites moral absolutism. Stuck on that unfortunate line between self-pride and Nationalism as he is, he inspires both love and hatred and perhaps divides critics and readers more than any other character.