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#1220580 - Wed May 25 2016 12:08 PM Watchmen joins the DC Universe?
the G-man
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http://www.comicbookresources.com/articl...-crossover-2016

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/05/25/h...birth-spoilers/

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#1220581 - Wed May 25 2016 01:28 PM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: the G-man]
Pariah
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That's really stupid.

REALLY stupid.

Watchmen was designed to be a critical commentary on mainstream superhero comics (using the relatively unknown Charleton cast). Not one of its participants would be a serious fit for ongoing serials.

There's no point to one if it's intermixed with the other.

I mean, Dr. Manhattan is the only relevant character that could possibly have any bearing on the DC Universe. There's Nite Owl and Ozymandias I suppose, but even they'd be small, uneventful fish in a very large ocean.


Edited by Pariah (Thu May 26 2016 12:35 AM)

I'm lost without the sig divider.

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#1220635 - Sat Jun 04 2016 10:17 AM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: Pariah]
Matter-eater Man
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Lol, I think it's a great idea of course. It's obviously created huge buzz for rebirth and Alan Moore is going to be missed at them regardless.

Fair play!

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#1220724 - Wed Jun 15 2016 05:12 PM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: Matter-eater Man]
the G-man
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"Let's bring hope back to DC!"

Little boy uses laser eyes to annihilate kitten in Superman #1.

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#1220892 - Wed Jul 13 2016 05:46 AM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: the G-man]
First Amongst Daves
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Next thing you know they'll be producing Watchmen toilet paper. Because we should all be wiping our arses on this work.

Part of the beauty of Watchmen was that it had an inclusive ending.

The badge suggests that that ending is perpetuated.

Besides, can you imagine Dr Manhattan v Superman? Ugh.

The badge comes up in Flash #1 too - Barry Allen and Batman do forensic analysis on it: http://worldcomicbookreview.com/index.php/2016/07/10/flash-1-review/

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#1220902 - Wed Jul 13 2016 10:42 AM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: First Amongst Daves]
Pig Iran
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It's a property now. They will use it at their leisure. The original is still what it is. Hopefully they can tell a good story out of it...


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#1220914 - Wed Jul 13 2016 08:08 PM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: Pig Iran]
First Amongst Daves
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These properties if introduced into the mainstream continuity are going to interact with the mainstream continuity characters, naturally.

I can barely comprehend Rorschach v Batman. Ozymandias v Batman leads to one trumping the other which doesn't really work (which is why you never saw Lucifer v Constantine in either comic, and you will never see a Black Panther v Batman comic).

I wonder if this is because of the critical success of Pax Americana?

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#1220919 - Wed Jul 13 2016 08:41 PM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: First Amongst Daves]
Son of Mxy
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Dr. Manhattan in mainstream continuity also gives DC yet another plot device for their overused reality altered/time travel crossovers.


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#1220936 - Thu Jul 14 2016 07:55 AM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: First Amongst Daves]
the G-man
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 Quote:
wonder if this is because of the critical success of Pax Americana?


Simpler than that: DC has been out of ideas for years and "Before Watchmen" sold well enough to justify a crossover.

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#1220959 - Fri Jul 15 2016 04:31 AM Re: Watchmen joins the DC Universe? [Re: the G-man]
First Amongst Daves
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Fucking Geoff Johns.

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