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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Watchmen prequels Reply with quote

I'm excited:

http://newsok.com/watchmen-prequels-announced/article/3645322

Anyone else?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about this. I guess it could be good, but it could also be very bad. I will probably check these out, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. Still going to check them out and hope for the best.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a) Who's writing.
b) Are they writing because they want to or because they're being paid for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Writers:
http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2012/02/01/dc-entertainment-officially-announces-%E2%80%9Cbefore-watchmen%E2%80%9D/

Not sure. Saw an article that said Kevin Smith turned down writing because he is "... not Alan Moore." I have yet to read Smith's comics, but have been trying to watch his show: Comic Book Men

http://www.amctv.com/shows/comic-book-men/about

Having gotten back into comics, I saw he wrote a bunch of Daredevil which I hope to check out sometime.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's the thing, innit? The DC dudes say they need to "keep the characters relevant", which roughly translates into "cash in on the sort of renewed interest in the title after the blockbuster movie made them somewhat recognizable again before they go back to obscurity."

Also, I can say a lot of negative things about Kevin Smith, but at least you have to give him credit for knowing his place in line.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sal wrote:
I guess it could be good, but it could also be very bad.


I think that sums up pretty much everything.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we'll get something like an Ultimate Watchmen.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe we'll get something like an Ultimate Watchmen.

Then I guess that incest thng from Saturday Morning Watchmen could come to fruition.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, come to think of it, has there ever been a sequel work in any medium made >10 years after the original that ever lived up to expectations?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually, come to think of it, has there ever been a sequel work in any medium made >10 years after the original that ever lived up to expectations?


Good question, but weren't we talking about prequels? How about sequel or prequel > 10 years after.

Off the cuff, I think the best sequel that comes to mind (with a few years in between) is T2 which was released 7 years after Terminator, so that doesn't qualify.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never played Fallout 2, but it looks like Fallout 3 was released 10 years or so after 2. What do Fallout gamers think?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually, come to think of it, has there ever been a sequel work in any medium made >10 years after the original that ever lived up to expectations?



"....is it about the Phantom Menace?"
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I never played Fallout 2, but it looks like Fallout 3 was released 10 years or so after 2. What do Fallout gamers think?


Fallout 1 was the best game in the whole series. Fallout 3 is awesome, but I wouldn't call it the best sequel ever.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually, come to think of it, has there ever been a sequel work in any medium made >10 years after the original that ever lived up to expectations?

Good question, but weren't we talking about prequels? How about sequel or prequel > 10 years after.

The only one I can think of is "Toy Story 3".

I kinda don't want the prequels; I thought that the way the novel was written that they weren't really needed since you got the pertinent information from what they gave you. Not that I'm uninterested in the adventures of Rorschach & Night Owl or if they ever published an "Under the Hood" or a Minutemen series, I would have a hard time reading it as a stand-alone book and not comparing it to the source material.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see your point Ipsa, and I am hopeful that they do a good job with it. I do think that one issue is going to focus on the original Nite Owl and some early stuff -- maybe surrounding the Minutemen too. Time will tell, of course.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, so good. Picked up and read the first Minutemen. Also picked up the first Silk Spectre, but haven't read it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's good news - looks like I'll have to look into them.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said, the first one was Minutemen and the story kind of centered around the time Hollis was putting his book together (Under the Hood). Without giving away too much, he talks about how the Minutemen became "organized" and provides a little more detail about the characters. Having said that, I do enjoy back-stories so this "line" of background may not appeal to all.
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