Featuring, in this issue: Everything from merchandise to chicken fills you up this issue, and for dessert, a sampling of one Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_93.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
TwoMorrows Publishing is auctioning off a limited edition hardcover copy of their new book, The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore: Indispensable Edition, autographed by “Watchmen” and “V For Vendetta” author Alan Moore. All proceeds from this auction go to THE HERO INITIATIVE, a federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. The auction can be found on eBay.
In this issue: The Man of Steel on the auction block! The Commander In Chief takes over the industry! Wee Hughie oversteps his bounds! Plus: Deadshot’s in your house, shootin’ up your targets! I can has Silk Spectre? Chiana has invisible space blasters! And, Stephen Ignatius Schleicher is a rotten ol’ somepin somepin, and all sorts o’ mean nasty stuff, with 25 8 by 10 color glossy photographs with the circles and the arrows and the paragraph on the back describin’ each one! So, when the chorus comes around, everybody sing together… with feelin’… [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_81.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes
DC has announced the Absoulte edition of its V for Vendetta series is getting 100 additional pages added for no extra cost. This new material includes all of David Lloydâ€™s silent art pages from the original comic book series, which were not included in the collected editions and have not been seen since the seriesâ€™ original publication by DC Comics in 1988-1989. In addition, an expanded version of the sketchbook section from the hardcover will be included, as well as all of the back cover art from the original issues. Absolute V for Vendetta arrives August 19, 2009.Â It will
Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics, has announced Alan Moore’s Saga of the Swamp Thing will be collected for the first time in hardcover form, and will arrive in stores on February 11, 2009.Â This 208 page edition collects issues 20-27 where Alan Moore began as the series writer. Book 1 begins with the story â€œThe Anatomy Lesson,â€ where Moore and his collaborators Stephen Bissette and John Totleben, whose imaginative, genre-breaking artwork, set the gothic tone of the journey to come. By building on the characterâ€™s foundations in horror, this creative team delivers a haunting origin story that reshapes his
Entertainment Weekly has an interesting interview with Alan Moore on comics and motion media. Do you think that any good can come of comics movies? I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously thatâ€™s sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless. We all know that Alan Moore has never been a fan of his work being translated into motion picture or television form.Â I just thought this was a good summation of his overall argument.
Apple’s QuickTime Trailer site has it in the full glory, and you are going to want to download the HD version, just so you can watch it again, and again, and again, and again. For those of you who think this movie is going to suck – I gotta say I was blown away by the visuals in this trailer.Â From the visuals alone, this looks like a great interpretation of the film.Â Yes, there are going to be some differences, but oh boy I’m thinking I can look past that. Check it out for yourself!Â Click the image to
EW.com has the first images of the Watchmen action figures based on the upcoming Zack Snyder movie from Warner Bros. The figures look spectacular, I just hope they are truly action figures instead of nicely molded pieces of plastic that end up as inexpensive maquettes for those who can’t afford the real deal. If you happen to be in New York and are attending the New York Comic Con, DC Direct will unveil the first four prototypes on Friday, April 18. BTW: Both figures will arrive in stores in January 2009 with a price tag of $14.99. via EW.com
Now that principle photography for Watchmen has wrapped, Zack Snyder updated his blog to thank everyone involved, including the legion of Watchmen fans who have supported everything he has been doing. While I’m in the process of thanking people, I figure it’s a good time to say thanks to the Watchmen fans for all of their continued support. Since the crew got wrap gifts, I figured you deserved a little something as well. So, to bring a little closure to the previous “Storyboard” blog, I’ve included a frame from the film that shows what it looks like when it all
Even though Fox is trying to stop Warner Bros. from completing the film, Executive Producer Herb Gains has a report on the final days of shooting. As we approach the last days of shooting Watchmen — yes, the end is nigh — it’s time to reflect on the whole Watchmen experience. I think back to January 2007 when I first met Zack and he walked me through his drawings for the title sequence. I remember my initial reaction was, How can we shoot all of it? Why do we have to shoot all that? And if we do, how do
Who watches the Watchmen? No one if Fox has its way. The writer’s strike cost Hollywood an estimated 2 billion dollars, and it looks like movie company is trying to recoup some of that lost revenue by suing Warner Bros. over the film rights to the Watchmen movie. According to an article in the Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox holds the exclusive copyrights and contract rights to the Alan Moore inspired film. Fox claims that between 1986 and 1990, it acquired all movie rights to the 12-issue DC Comics series and screenplays by Charles McKeown and Sam Hamm. In 1991,
Carla Gugino has been cast as Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre in the Watchmen movie. Since the graphic novel features Jupiter at various points in her life, it is expected Gugino will go through some makeup treatments to age her throughout the film. via Hollywood Reporter
Serves me right for reading the small print too quickly … corrections below. DC Comics has announced the much anticipated (at least by me) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill will not ONLY be published in the United States of America due to concerns over international copyrights and related issues. Here’s how the solicitation reads for those of you overseas who won’t be enjoying the 200+ page tome: England in the mid-1950s is not the same as it was. The powers that be have instituted some changes. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have
Comic2Film recorded this clip from the San Diego Comic-Con Watchmen panel. It isn’t the complete panel, but gives you enough information to see that Zach is truly motivated in doing something right. Watchmen – Snyder on pirates and Moore via Comics2Film