Rumours of Watchmen Prequels and Spin-Offs?!


Rich Johnston over at has the rumour that DC Comics may well be looking towards developing prequels and spin-offs of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen.

Head over here to see the full news, but here is a choice snippet:

I understand now that this is considered a pet project of Dan DiDio, SVP-Executive Editor. That he is determined to impress new bosses by building on DC’s biggest selling comic book of all time with multiple prequel comic miniseries and spinoff ongoing projects.

I understand that both Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have to be offered first refusal before any of these titles could be published. But if they don’t want to work on them themselves (and Alan Moore is never going to agree), DiDio has been sounding out people who might be willing to take on the task.

*sigh* If this is true, it really makes my blood boil! Why can’t they just leave the classics alone? There may be a quick buck to be made in spin-offs etc. but inevitably the poor quality of those spin-offs tend to tarnish the original.

One thing is for sure, I can almost guarantee that Alan Moore will want nothing to do with any such project. However, Dave Gibbons may do, as he has a good working relationship with DC, and was actively involved on the Watchmen movie.

Anyway, hopefully this is all a bad rumour, and I don’t have to scream “DIDIO!” at the skies!

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