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November 21, 2017

Go, Read: Rob Vollmar On Why He Doesn’t Buy Anything DC Comics-Related

imageHere. It's not a popular position, to absolve yourself entirely of any interaction with a company you enjoy but feel has acted unethically, but it does happen. One thing I find fascinating about the newest DC use of the Watchmen characters and stories created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for their seminal late-'80s superhero series is that the voices that object on principle seem just as strong now as they did for the Before Watchmen depression stir-fry, though perhaps slightly less emotionally charged.

It's difficult for me to imagine the series being good, or even an excellent series being of much interest to me. I think the whole idea that Watchmen is something that happened to the DC Universe and had a negative effect on it is dumb as dirt. I do think it's fascinating that this will likely be another chapter in the long story of all of DC's big event series: the inherent awesomeness of top DC brands. Maybe there will be a surprise, maybe this will be fascinating story-wise, maybe at the end of the series DC returns all rights to the creators or whatever at this point the best action would be in their minds... but I'm not waiting up.
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