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I've always found this scene from Watchmen, particularly the closing speech from Dr. Manhattan, to be particularly touching as well as life-affirming.

Major spoilers if you haven't read it.

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beforewatchmenozymandias100

"What has surprised me about writing Ozymandias is how much we actually DO NOT know about him, despite all the back-story he supposedly provided in the original series. I'm having great fun filling that in." - Len Wein

Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Jae Lee
Colorist: June Chung

8 out of 25 pages

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beforewatchmenniteowl100

"Leaving aside the fact that the Watchmen characters were variations on pre-existing characters created for the Charleton Comics universe, it should be pointed out that Alan has spent most of the last decade writing very good stories about characters created by other writers, including Alice (from Alice in Wonderland), Dorothy (from Wizard of Oz), Wendy (from Peter Pan), as well as Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Jeyll and Hyde, and Professor Moriarty (used in the successful League of Extraordinary Gentlemen). I think one loses a little of the moral high ground to say, “I can write characters created by Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle and Frank Baum, but it’s wrong for anyone else to write my characters." - J. Michael Straczynski (I do question the "very good" stories part when it comes some Moore's later works)

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Andy Kubert
Inker: Joe Kubert
Colorist: Brad Anderson

8 out of 25 pages

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beforewatchmencomedian100

"Well, yeah, that's one of the reasons I'm doing it, is because it's a challenge. And it's like, what is the approach to take on these characters now? We're telling stories that happened in the past, but you don't want those stories to seem too dated.

There's 30 years of cultural change that I'm looking at bringing to these two books that I'm doing.

Just like Watchmen is a product of the time it was written, these are going to be the same. I hope.

Again, the approach I'm taking, whether or not I succeed or fail, that's not for me to say.
" - Brian Azzarello

Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: J.G. Jones

8 out of 25 pages

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beforewatchmensilkspectre1cover

"I poured a lot of intensive labor into this which I don’t think I could replicate, so I only hope that I don’t disappoint anyone in the future on other other projects." - Amanda Conner

Writer: Darwyn Cooke & Amanda Conner
Artist: Amanda Conner
Colorist: Paul Mounts

9 out of 28 pages

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beforewatchmenminutemen1cover

I didn’t have a lot of input in it. To me anything to do with the movies – as far as I’m concerned, what Alan and I did was the Watchmen graphic novel and a couple of illustrations that came out at the same time. Everything else – the movie, the game, the [laugh] prequels – are really not canon. They’re subsidiary. They’re not really Watchmen. They’re just something different.

“So I was quite happy to say with the video game, yeah, I like that, and I don’t like that, and, that’s okay, because it wasn’t really anything that impinged on what we’d done creatively.
” - Dave Gibbons

"You know, honestly, let’s cut through all the bulls**t, and let’s just say: to tell the reader a good story. Honestly, that’s such a trite, bulls**t answer, but it’s the truth of it, right? When you cut through all of this stuff, we want the reader to walk away from it feeling like they were told a good story, and that they felt something for the people that lived through it. Outside of that, it’s up to other people to decide what the thing is." - Darwyn Cooke

Writer & Artist: Darwyn Cooke
Colorist: Phil Noto

10 out of 30 pages

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Don't know if there's any 'father's day' event going on or not but I figured now would be a good time to post this.

I have mixed feelings on the 'Before Watchmen' event as a whole given how its existence is effectively a giant middle finger to Alan Moore but it did have a few good moments.

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I realize I am probably opening up a huge can of worms by posting this. I am not trying to romanticize or underplay the Comedian's early actions here in any way, shape or form. They are horrible and reprehensible. That being said I did find the relationship between him and Sally Jupiter to be an interesting one, in part because so much of it happens offscreen and is never explained beyond some vague hints.

I imagine that most of you are already familiar with Watchmen so I won't go into too much context as for the rest of the story outside of this.

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Oct. 12th 1985 is a very special date for me. For one, it's the date of my birth. But it's also the date that Moore and Gibbons' amazing maxi-series Watchmen begins. This October being Villains Being Awesome month, and today my special day, I wanted to showcase the one indisputable point where a controversial "villain" does an amazing bit of presentation and achieves what was for so long in comics a conventional taboo.

Spoilers for Watchmen (why haven't you read it yet?)

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair. )

11 pages from 36 page Watchmen #11

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