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#599185 - 07/05/12 10:45 AM Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault
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Len Wein says he and the other scabs wouldn't have been forced to write and draw BEFORE WATCHMEN sequels if Alan Moore had done the proper thing and written his own official sequel when DC Comics told him to, goddamn it.

“I think after 25 years,” said Wein, “some of the weight of Alan’s objections have lost weight. All of what we are doing we have offered him, and all we are doing he has turned down. We spent a quarter of a century offering him opportunities to do things with these characters, and he kept turning them down.”

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#599186 - 07/05/12 10:57 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Lawson]
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wow, that's obnoxious.
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#599187 - 07/05/12 10:58 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Lawson]
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Yeah Alan Moore thinks DC should move on and do more innovative stuff, like he is doing with his sixth League of Extraordinary Gentleman book where once again Moore takes a beloved children's character and buggers him.
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#599188 - 07/05/12 11:07 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Lawson]
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Wow.

Honestly, it's like DC Comics is bound and determined for this whole project to gel into one epic cautionary tale for future cartoonists.
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#599190 - 07/05/12 11:10 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Ted Kilvington]
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Originally Posted By: Ted Kilvington
Yeah Alan Moore thinks DC should move on and do more innovative stuff, like he is doing with his sixth League of Extraordinary Gentleman book where once again Moore takes a beloved children's character and buggers him.


Hey, it's this again. Repeated once more, totally unchanged, as if it hasn't already been brought up and shot down like, eight times.

How 'bout that.
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#599191 - 07/05/12 11:12 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Ceci n'est pas une chaussette]
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I like Ted, but yeah, I'm through responding to that excuse.

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#599193 - 07/05/12 11:45 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Lawson]
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Yeah, it's a shame that Ted can't see how crummy it is that a fellow creator would use corporate speak to justify going against the wishes of a former pal.
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#599194 - 07/05/12 11:55 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Charles Reece]
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Len Wein was an editor and writer at DC and Marvel 40 years ago, back when nobody disputed management's right to screw creators on everything. You did your work-for-hire and you shut up.

By the time Alan Moore and others appeared in the 1980s to insist on some measure of creator rights, Wein already was a mossy old man by comparison. Now, a quarter-century later, he's a fossil who truly doesn't understand what all the fuss is about. Alan Moore just wrote some stupid funnybooks for DC, damnit! It's just like Batman or the Flash! If DC wants to publish more of them, DC can publish more of them! Writers are monkeys! Dance for the organ grinder, monkey!

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#599195 - 07/05/12 11:59 AM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: Charles Reece]
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At least its given me a good laugh thinking about terms of those 25 years of "opportunities" that DC offered Sir Alan.

Here's a starter for 10: I bet they didn't include offering Alan ownership rights on the characters he created.

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#599196 - 07/05/12 12:06 PM Re: Len Wein: BEFORE WATCHMEN is Alan Moore's fault [Re: jackdaw]
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Another opportunity DC didn't offer: Leave the story the fuck alone because he wrote it and it's finished now.

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