. . . things might have been different.
Because that whole “Password incomplete: would you like to add rider?” panel has bugged me for years. Seriously – what computer allows you to enter a password and then says “Oooooh, so close – go on, have another go, you’re almost right!”
Yep, they’re making them and you can see a bunch of photos here.
The Comedian doesn’t look bad, but the Marionette? That waist looks way too thin:
And there’s something wrong about the Dr Manhattan figure . . . something missing . . .
Oh wait, I know what it is:
There you go, Doc.
And, just because this instantly popped into my head when I saw the article:
Indeed, Rorschach, indeed . . .
The first six pages of Doomsday Clock have been released, along with an interview with writer Geoff Johns.
And it looks like Ozymandias is in trouble, wanted for the murder of millions of people in the New York massacre.
Gary Frank’s art looks gorgeous, similar enough to Gibbons that it retains the Watchmen feel but still his own.
The interview’s interesting, although one line from Johns leapt out at me:
Johns said that Doomsday Clock isn’t necessarily a political book, but it is a book “about extremes.” He thinks people are being forced to pick strong sides, but Rorschach being an “apolitical” figure, refuses to pick a side.
Rorschach “apolitical”? The people to whom he mails his journal, whom he describes as the “only people [I] can trust” is the New Frontiersman, a right wing rag that’s about as far from apolitical as you can get.
If Johns has mis-read Rorschach, that’s not a good start.