“Watchmen is over!” wasn’t just a line of terrible dialogue added to Zack Snyder’s 2009 film adaptation of Watchmen, it was also the thunderous roar of author Alan Moore’s opinion on the matter. But Jim Lee and DC Comics didn’t heed this declaration, or perhaps misinterpreted it as lamentation instead. So here we are, 26 years later, being treated to a prequel to landmark comic series; written by none other than people who aren’t Alan Moore. Wonder how the first issue holds up? Watch the video and find out!
Good LORD! A man has handcuffed himself to the lamp post in front of our store! He’s demanding that EVERY copy of his new comic be sold, and he will not allow himself to be released until that happens! Our own intrepid Dan Roth takes the Weekly Pulse outside for a rain-soaked interview with artist Sean Von Gorman of The Secret Adventures of Houdini TP Vol 01!
Drama! Controversy! Comics! Dramictroversy! Dan goes over the latest and greatest comics in this week’s haul, plus the bru-ha-ha surrounding Kevin Keller‘s nuptials! If you’d like to show your support for comic that provide realistic (and super-realistic!) depictions of the gay experience, there’s a whole host of great comics to choose from!
One of our own is gonna be on TV!!!- cough cough..ahem. Sorry. Comics. Well, we have a look at the newest issue of Jeff Smith‘s R.A.S.L., Ted McKeever‘s Mondo #1 and Eddy Current, and an in-depth review of Aquaman #6.
Aaaand then we talk with a certain someone who’s gonna be on the tee vees! All that, and a shout out to some other fine comic-book themed Youtubery in the form of The Platoon of Power Squadron!
Lots to look at today! A couple more number sixes trickled out in the form of Batgirl, Batman and Robin, Frankenstein, and Suicide Squad. Plus more of everyone’s favorite enmouthed Merc and enlobstered Johnson! Most exciting of all, a new Conan book from Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood! Throw is some Dark Matter, Scarlet Spider, Memorial, The Strain, and Thief of Thieves, (editor’s note: currently sold out. New stock shipping march 14th) and you have a busy week of comics reading!
Jams, comma, tasty, is the order of the day here at Forbidden Planet. But not all jams are created equal. Some jams, like that which is Action Comics #6, are a mystery. I’m going to stop saying jams now. Are you reading this? Have any of the New 52s begun to feel stale? Or are we just old and jaded?
Lastly, my apologies to the band Savlonic, who’s name I misspelled in the credits and only just noticed because I have all the typing dexterity of a cave-fish.