In 1977 Dial Press of New York published Robert Mayer’s first novel, Superfolks. It was, amongst other things, a story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his life, an enormous collection of 1970s pop-culture references, some now lost to the mists of time, and a satire on certain aspects of the comic superhero, but would probably be largely unheard of these days if it wasn’t for the fact that it is regularly mentioned for its supposed influence on a young Alan Moore and his work, particularly on Watchmen, Marvelman, and his Superman story, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
Alan Moore and Superfolks: Part 1: The Case for the Prosecution
, Part 2: The Case for the Defence
, Part 3: The Strange Case of Grant Morrison and Alan Moore
posted by Artw
on Nov 18, 2012 -
In 2010, DC Comics offered Alan Moore the rights back to Watchmen. This
is a factually accurate account of what happened. (SLYT)
posted by MegoSteve
on Jun 30, 2012 -
is a short comic by Kevin Cannon that collides Watchmen with children's books. Other short comics by Kevin Cannon can be read on his site
under Grab Bag
and on his blog, Freshman for Life
. His professional work is done through Big Time Attic
which he founded with Shad Petosky and not-brother Zander Cannon.
posted by Kattullus
on Oct 27, 2008 -
"In Wells, God writes the human narrative, in Moore's version, it is humanity that ghostwrites its own story and credits it to God. The decision left to humanity is whether it will script its own history consciously, or allow the narrative to be shaped secretly by leaders and figures of authority..."
(alternate, longer explanation
) of Alan Moore
. Warning: long. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Aug 14, 2008 -
"I think that the appetite for me is to make a movie that feels more like Taxi Driver than like Fantastic Four."
Zack Snyder talks about
his upcoming Watchmen
adaptation, which may start filming this summer.
But some fans
couldn't wait: 1
posted by empath
on Feb 23, 2007 -