posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 08:57 AM
No hero’s tale ever really ends, whether it is Odysseus’ journey home from the Trojan War or Sherlock Holmes’s exploits after his tumble
over the Reichenbach Falls. And now Watchmen, one of the most influential comic-book works of the last 25 years, is about to yield additional
chapters, a plan that has already drawn the outrage of its original author.
On Wednesday DC Entertainment is expected to announce that its DC Comics imprint intends to publish seven comic-book mini-series that will continue
the stories of the adventurers introduced in Watchmen, which was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.
I'm not really sure how to feel about this. On the one hand this is Watchmen
, the series that essentially legitimized comics as an artform.
Like Moore has said, "As far as I know there weren't that many prequels or sequels to Moby-Dick
. On the other hand I can see some legitimate
reasons for doing this other than money. Fortunately it looks like DC has tapped some great writers and artists to work on this project (although I
personally would have liked to see Grant Morrison doing something.) I guess only time will tell. Will this be a horrific car crash you can't look
away from, or will it add new depth to one of the greatest stories told in the medium?