Saturday, March 28, 2009

Watchmensch & Whatmen?!

Watchmensch is a very funny biting satire involving creative rights and Alan Moore's rift with DC, played out in one single comic over the framework of the entire Watchmen graphic novel. There's some pretty hard digs at DC and at comic creators who have signed away their rights to their creations, but overall this is definitely a comic that Alan Moore would approve of. Rich Johnston, the writer of Watchmensch (also of the infamous comic rumor site Lying In The Gutters), has long been an an Alan Moore enthusiast and he's definitely done his homework with Watchmensch, covering just about all of the sordid details of what transpired between Moore and DC. The interior art by Simon Rohrmuller is excellent also in his ability to mimic Watchmen artist Dave Gibbon's art style and panel arrangement.

Whatmen is a fun Mad magazine styled parody of Watchmen by writer Scott Lobdell (who was the head editor of Alan Moore's ABC line - CORRECTION: Actually writer Scott Lobdell mostly wrote X-men comics, I was thinking of Scott Dunbier - thanks for catching my flub Jason Lovin, your no prize is in the mail!) with fun and funny art by Alejandro Figueroa. I enjoyed both of these satire / parody books, but Watchmensch has more weight (being both funny and actually saying something).

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Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

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