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, …

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Gets a Release Date

HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Gets a Release Date

Tick-Tock. The countdown to the premiere of HBO’s Watchmen is almost over. The new series is confirmed to premiere on October 20th at 9 pm. The announcement was made on the official Watchmen Twitter page, along with the tagline “Everything Begins.”   10/20. Tick Tock. #WatchmenHBO pic.twitter.com/RsEq8Fh3es — Watchmen (@watchmen) September 3, 2019 The series functions as a sequel to the 1980s graphic novel and takes place in the modern day where superheroes are outlawed, the police are forced to hide behind masks, Robert Redford is the president, and the legacy of former superhero Rorschach has led to the formation …

5 Upcoming Books Being Adapted for Film (That You Should Read)

5 Upcoming Books Being Adapted for Film (That You Should Read)

  We’re in an age where a lot of book properties like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO are grabbing books by the truckload to adapt them for television and film. With even more book adaptations arriving this fall, but some might end up flying under your radar, owing to the source material being more obscure than Stephen King or George R.R. Martin. Thus, here are 7 books being adapted for the fall and winter that you might want to read before they get their onscreen counterparts do.   5. ‘Watchmen’   Image via Amazon   Watchmen is a seminal graphic …

‘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, …