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March 3rd, 2009
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The Most Important Question Of The Day

It's important, really

Watchmen
25(73.5%)
The Dark Knight Returns
9(26.5%)


I fully expect this one to be another blowout ... but you can never tell. I thought that Alan Moore would do better against Neil Gaiman.

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From:wyngarde
Date:March 3rd, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
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That is so not fair. Asking the day before the movie opens. ;)

The Dark Knight had a bigger impact on how comics were perceived and done from that day on. It changed everything for fans and creators.
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From:wyngarde
Date:March 3rd, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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And no, it's not to say anything bad about Watchmen. It's brilliant and the story of how DC screwed Alan Moore out of his own creation is a lesson to be learned.

I've always seen it more as a written book that was made as a comic for the purposes of gimmick. Does that make sense? It would be a bad read as a straight book, but it's too brilliant for a run of the mill comic.

But no one ever talks about Marshal Law, the hero hunter which is the punk's answer to Watchmen AND The Dark Knight.

And I still say the movie's gonna suck. It's so uninspired and I don't think Zack Snyder read the book. He just looked at the pictures.
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From:wildcard9
Date:March 3rd, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Oh sure, make this one *hard*. Damn it!! I *liked* Dark Knight Returns. But I am hoping Watchmen is even better. But Watchmen has a LOT of story that needs to be removed, changed, and condensed to fit into a 3 hour movie. My hopes are still high but it would be so easy to blow this one.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:March 3rd, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Dark Knight Returns has never been made into a movie.
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From:polyfrog
Date:March 4th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
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Brian Dennehy. He would be played by Brian Dennehy.
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From:blur01
Date:March 4th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Actually...this might not be a bad choice.
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From:conbarbie
Date:March 5th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
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Clancy Brown. Think of him in HBO's Carnivale.

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From:wildcard9
Date:March 4th, 2009 03:14 am (UTC)
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/me looks at the choices again. Argh! I read that as a movie thread, the latest Batman movie vs the Watchmen movie that opens in two days. So I voted wrong if the topic was the comics.
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From:blur01
Date:March 4th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Like the art better in the Watchmen books. I didnt catch DKR in comic book form,only the leather bound graphic novel. Was it ever done as a series?

I loved both stories but the art from DKR really messes with my head.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:March 4th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
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Yes it was. I personally loved the artwork, but I can certainly understand why someone might not

You gonna be around Marscon this weekend?
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From:blur01
Date:March 4th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
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The artwork is a little...jarring to me. I've surely read and reread Watchmen at least a dozen times more than DKR.

"Thief! You'se a thief! Sebben Lebben Got this for Two Fiddy" (I always say Two Thirty Nine, but Im sure I've got the number wrong)

"Hurm" (gimme quote)

I just looked at the Marscon page and there are surely a bunch of things there that I would love to see / sit in on, but, alas, the babe is due home this weekend after being gone for 2 week (apart for 3 with me being at Cap the week before she left) so its unlikely I'll take the time out to go wander around a convention.
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From:conbarbie
Date:March 5th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
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I'm a big fan of Miller's art style - Ronin, Sin City, DK.

The problem Miller has (IMO) is that he thinks he can take FOREVER between issues. Fans gots ta have their fix, and when he takes 8-9 months between issues for DKR.... AAAuuugh! :)
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