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DC Comics Plans Seven Book Prequel For ‘Watchmen’ :

Posted on 01 February 2012 by Christian

DC is returning to the world of ‘Watchmen’ with a seven book prequel series called ‘Before Watchmen’.

The publisher plans to release a graphic novel each week that will focus on the characters’ lives and adventures in the years before ‘Watchmen’.

It promises that each issue of the mini-series will be inter-connected with each other and build on the mythology of the best-selling graphic novel.

“It’s our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant,” say DC Entertainment co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. “After 25 years, the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told.”

“We sought out the best writers and artists in the industry to build on the complex mythology of the original.”

The characters the prequel will focus include Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, Comedian and the Minutemen.

‘Watchmen’, created by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, was originally published by DC Comics between 1986 and 1987. In 2010, Moore revealed that DC offered to give him the rights to ‘Watchmen’ back if he would agree to prequel and sequel projects.

At the time, Moore said that “if they said that 10 years ago, when I asked them for that, then yeah it might have worked but these days I don’t want Watchmen back. Certainly, I don’t want it back under those kinds of terms.”

Though Moore has no involvement in the new prequel project, Gibbons has given the idea his blessing.

“The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire,” says Gibbons.

 

Source: TV Shark

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Syfy Orders Script For New TV Show Based On DC Comics Character Booster Gold

Posted on 23 November 2011 by Christian

Syfy has ordered a pilot script from Fringe writer Andrew Kreisberg for a small screen adaptation of Booster Gold. We have all the details on the creative talent behind the show as well as details on its premise here.

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed SyFy’s plans for a small screen adaptation of Booster Gold. The network has reportedly ordered a pilot script for what will be a one-hour drama from Fringe writer Andrew Kreisberg. Greg Berlanti’s production company will oversee the project in association with Warner Horizon Television. It will credit both Berlanti (Green Lantern, No Ordinary Family) and Kreisberg as executive producers. DC Comics are expected to receive similar credit.

They also reveal a few details about the premise of the planned series.

The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn

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DC Relaunch: Suicide Squad & Blue Beetle

Posted on 10 June 2011 by Christian

A couple more first looks at some of DC’s revamped characters. Blue Beetle and a new Suicide Squad led by Harley Quinn in a pretty great outfit..

 

“Harley Quinn! Deadshot! King Shark! They

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