Popular comic book artist Dave Gibbon—best known for collaborating with Alan Moore to make the legendary “Watchmen” series—did not like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. At London Comic-Con, the longtime fan favorite shared his sentiments on the failings of DC’s latest film.
When asked about Batman v Superman, Gibbons had this to say…
SAT verbal analogy flashback time! If comic book is to TV program, then graphic novel is to miniseries. See the difference? Comic books and graphic novels are two ways to tell a story using graphic print media. In many ways they can be very similar, but in some ways they are not. It is those differences that are important to consider when adapting their stories to film.
Director Zack Snyder already launched the DC Cinematic Universe with Man of Steel, and he is signed to helm the unofficially titled Superman vs. Batman crossover film. Now, it’s been confirmed that he will direct the long-discussed Justice League film, too. Come inside to check out the news, and some updated information on when we might be seeing it.
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan Deluxe Edition wraps up the hardcover collections of the prequels to the critically acclaimed original graphic novel. It features all four issues of both the Nite Owl and Dr. Manhattan titles as well as the two issues of Moloch. This volume is a mixed bag for me, although the good ends up outweighing the mediocre.
DC Comics continues its release of a year's worth of Watchmen prequels with Before Watchmen: Comedian / Rorschach Deluxe Edition. This hardcover collection contains issues one through six of the Comedian title and issues one through four of Rorschach. Both books were penned by Brian Azzarello with art provided by J.G. Jones for Comedian and Lee Bermejo for Rorschach.
All the single issues are out and now it's time to make way for the inevitable deluxe editions of the Before Watchmen titles. DC Comics quite possibly could sell more copies of these hardcover collections than they did the individual issues. After all, anyone who bought the singles are going to want to have them next to the Watchmen book on their library shelf. On top of that, there are plenty of people out there who put off buying the weekly titles because they were too hard to keep up with.