Elite powers cashing in on actual historical crises whose failures literally led us to where we are today.
When it comes to comics, asserting that all of these things are true is often the same as saying none of them are true.
This list of five books and comics that may now inherit Watchmen‘s mantle as what Alan Moore called the most “unfilmable” texts around was a popular read.
But the dystopian comic blockbuster isn’t dead yet. Far from it.
But there is one wild card working in the Watchmen film’s favor, and it is a glaring one: The comic.
From Mars’ Galle crater to comics, literature, music, politics and even quantum physics, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons borrowed from a stunning wealth of sources.
The slightly good news is that some of the music that made it into the film, but not the comic, didn’t make it to the soundtrack. The bad news? Some lousy songs made both the film and the soundtrack, but never made the comic at all.
If only it were that simple.
When acclaimed artist Dave Gibbons sat down to create epochal comic book series Watchmen with writer Alan Moore, neither had any idea what was to come.