I meant the people who are critical of BEFORE WATCHMEN, not because of what happened between Moore and DC, but think that it tarnishes the original story or cheapens it.
I think that Miracleman by Moore stand perfectly well on it's own, but there were some really great stories in Apocrypha. Stories that couldn't actually have happened within Moore's published issues.
I might would give Watchmen 2 a look if it was something like that. But I'm pretty sure that it'll be something like Ceci described.
I know you didn't get the Rocketeer anthology. I stayed away from it for the same reasons you gave. I tried an issue eventually, and it was okay, but Dave Stevens managed to do so much more, IMO, with 8 pages in Pacifico presents, than what I read in the IDW series. They were really good, the art excellent, btu for some reason Cliff and Betty are the few fictional comic characters I like to see only portrayed by the creator.
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