Alan Moore’s Recolored Watchmen Is Now on Sale!

Alan Moore’s Recolored Watchmen Is Now on Sale!

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Watchmen is often cited as one of the first pieces of superhero content to be regarded as ‘serious literature,’ helping to erase the stereotype that superhero stories are only for children.   Image via SyFy Wire   For those who don’t know, Watchmen takes place in an alternate 1980s, one where the U.S. won the Vietnam War. The plot follows retired heroes Rorschach, Nite Owl II, Silk Spectre II, Doctor Manhattan, and Ozymandias as they investigate the murder of one of their colleagues. Watchmen expertly uses each hero, and illuminates their individual backstories, highlighting larger societal issues and asking viewers to …

Adaptations Round-Up! 10 Adaptations Coming out This Year!

Adaptations Round-Up! 10 Adaptations Coming out This Year!

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Adaptations galore is coming this fall season! What are the ones that you should look forward to most? Well, stay tuned!     It Chapter 2   Image Via Vanity Fair   A sequel to the horrifying film It, the ‘Loser’s Club’ is back twenty-seven years later (or two years later). The group returns to Derry, Maine, where the Losers must finish what they started: destroy Pennywise. Who from our lovely ‘Loser’s Club’ will be lost in the ensuing bloodbath? How will these losers defeat Pennywise? Well, it’s based on a Stephen King novel that was released back in 1986, …

‘Watchmen’ Showrunner Doesn’t Care If Alan Moore Disapproves

‘Watchmen’ Showrunner Doesn’t Care If Alan Moore Disapproves

      A new television series based on Alan Moore’s Watchmen is coming to HBO this fall. It’s not the first of Moore’s works to be adapted and it won’t be the last. It also won’t be the last time Moore publicly disapproves of someone adapting his work.   Moore has never been a fan of Hollywood adapting his writings and has been vocal about how he wants as little involvement in these productions as possible, even going so far as to have his name removed as a credited writer on these adaptations. Showrunner of the upcoming Watchmen series, …

‘V for Vendetta’ Is Becoming a TV Series!

‘V for Vendetta’ Is Becoming a TV Series!

Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta is being developed as a TV series by Channel 4. This seems like a good move.   The series is in the earliest of early stages of development, but Channel 4 has previously brought us fan-favorites like Black Mirror and Humans, so we can hope for something high quality.   Image Via DC Comics   The dystopian story follows a vigilante named V who takes down a fascist regime through an elaborate revenge scheme. Think The Count of Monte Cristo crossed with Reagan-era political paranoia.   The 2005 adaptation of the graphic novel starred Natalie Portman …