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24 May 2006 @ 02:33 pm
Ooh, shiny!  
The artwork in Marvel 1602 will melt your face.

Review of Watchmen is coming soon, but for now, for anyone who hasn't read it, I'll just say that it is every bit as good as you've heard.
 
 
 
Robet Éivaayvah on May 24th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
The artwork in Marvel 1602 will melt your face.
That's a good thing, right?
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Yup, it's real purdy.
psuedonym777psuedonym777 on May 24th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)
Oooooo :o)
finfin on May 24th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
Personally, I fear for the long-awaited film adaptation of Watchmen that may one day actually go into production. I honestly can't see it living up to the original.
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 08:47 am (UTC)
It's apparently being directed by the guy who did the (IMO overrated) recent remake of Dawn of the Dead. But, it's been picked up and dropped a few times already, so I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't happen.

Anyway, as I've said many times before, a film adaptation can never ruin a book. It can be a bad film, but the cherished book will still be there in its original form, unaffected by the existence of the film.
escarpeescarpe on May 24th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
Watchmen is probaby the best graphic novel I've ever read and one of the few that deserves that title, Whilst I don't fear the movie as nothing can take away the fact that Watchmen rocks hard and consistantly I do worry that it's going to be worse than dogs vommit and make me bleed from my eyes when I inevitabley go to see it. Unless it runs out of Steam/money...again.
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
Um, yeah, that's pretty much what I said to Fin.
escarpeescarpe on May 24th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Yes but I said it 32 minutes before you did...so..Nyanya
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC)
Sure, I was just finding it a bit funny that we said the same thing.

I didn't read your comment until after I replied.

I didn't mean to imply that your comment was superfluous.
finfin on May 24th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
Incidentally, you might be interested to know that there was also a short comic series called 1602: New World, set after the graphic novel. I saw some of them at Minotaur last time I was there, which was about a month ago.
escarpeescarpe on May 24th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
Is it by Alan Moore?
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Greg Tocchini.

Whoever the hell they are.
finfin on May 24th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Nope, but I did recently read an article about Alan Moore's latest work, which is an erotic sexual exploration of the characters of Alice (who had adventures in Wonderland), Dorothy (who went to Oz) and Wendy (who hung out with Peter Pan). Could be fun...
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 01:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I'm not sure whether it will be worth getting or not, seeing as it's not by Neil Gaiman. Could be utter crap.
finfin on May 24th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know, but it still continues Gaiman's ideas. It worked for "The Books of Magic", of which Gaiman only wrote the first, but that was enough to get a decent series going.
Jacobyak_boy on May 24th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
That's another one on the list of things to read.

It's a long list.

Especially when you consider that a few of the things on the list are multi-part series, like Preacher and at some stage Transmetropolitan.

Oh, and I quite liked the first part of Hellboy, so I guess I can add that to the list as well.