BEFORE WATCHMEN: First TV Commercial

Comic Book Resources has posted the first TV commercial for DC Entertainment's controversial Before Watchmen collection of mini-sries. DC is expected to launch a full blown-trailer on its website shortly.

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By EdGross - 6/4/2012
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blvdnoise - 6/4/2012, 6:21 PM
Fun, Interesting, Realistic, Stylish, Terrific..
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 6/4/2012, 6:39 PM
It looks so, clean...
DarkArts - 6/4/2012, 6:51 PM
"Coming to a comic shop near you" is not as good as "Coming to Book Stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Comic Shops and everywhere Comics are sold."
DC and Marvel need to go to Dealers, Dept Stores and other outlets that once carried comics and no longer do, and ask "What can we do to get our comics back in your stores?"
You have an entire industry relying on the sales ability of a few shops, usually in areas people don't frequent.
This problem began when publishers allowed "star creators" the ability to turn mainstream comics into books that would be NC-17 if the content were in a film.
The BIG 2 need to stop existing for the mere purpose of padding some overrated "creators" ego, while that "creator" chases fanboy approval by bloodying up comics, and they need to focus on producing good fun entertainment.
Thats what comics were for decades and the moment they stopped, the sales dropped, and comics were forced out of major outlets.
If some writer wants to write a shocking rape story or some blood fest, mainstream comics should not be the place for it.
If such writers are so talented, why can't they get a novel published? Why cant they create their own characters for their stories, instead of inserting them into a comic where they dont belong?
TheBigBoss917 - 6/4/2012, 6:59 PM
juggy4711 - 6/4/2012, 7:11 PM
When I first read Watchmen, it change my whole perspectives of what comics could be like. While I find the idea of exploring the characters and events prior interesting, without AM involved it will be like reading fan fiction.
mawilli4 - 6/4/2012, 7:25 PM
@darkmetal
have you even read Watchmen? it is no way shape or form a kids book. yet you talk about the Before Watchmen like they should be. that would undermine the character's themselves and Moore's work. they are adult characters simple as that. and there are comics for kids. like Batman and friends or something.
EditNinja - 6/4/2012, 7:32 PM
Moore's gonna love it!
EditNinja - 6/4/2012, 7:44 PM
Ichaos - 6/4/2012, 7:47 PM
Leave it alone its a classic. Its like making a prequel to Casablanca.
Ichaos - 6/4/2012, 7:49 PM
When I was a kid comics were available at 7-11s, drug stores etc. Of course true comic fans would only buy at a comic store. Its such blasphemy to buy a comic at the evil Walmart
DarkArts - 6/4/2012, 8:44 PM
@mawilli4 @Preacherfanatic7 If you watched the video, you should know my comment is about the "Coming to a comic shop near you" phrase in the video, not Watchmen or its prequel.
As someone who loves comics, grew up reading them, I would like to see comics rise from the low sales hole the "Big 2" with help from Image in the 90's, dug for it.
The amount of people who want comics to be NC-17 like in visuals is actually a very small group. And yet the industry has went in directions that alienate the majority of potential customers just to satisfy that small groups desire to see disembowelments or blood as much as possible.
If major TV networks or commercial cable networks went that route, they would find the same results.
Also, some in the industry and some who are no longer in the industry, don't just want to write or draw comics as if it was an adaption of Saw Uncut, they do it specifically to gain popularity from certain fans.
Comics like movies, TV, music, isn't just some artform, its a business.
Though some may claim comics are better now than before because of the blood, sex and gore the sales dont back that up.
And until the "Big 2" get out of the habit of appeasing the few they'll never reach the many.
If Wal-Mart even tried to carry their comics now, it would lead to some form of backlash against Wal-Mart, as it did in the 90's, when a mother found her very young child reading Spawn, that was bought in a comics pack.
I'm sure you know Wal-Mart sales toys and clothing and other comics related items. But imagine if the "Big 2" decided they wanted to target those items toward the same group they aim to please with their comics. And then you have NC-17 type images on clothing or action figures that are bloodied up.
Then Wal-Mart stops selling them and they lose money, needlessly after shooting themselves in the foot.
Well, thats exactly what they've done with their comics.
Whats the difference? You dont have some "creator" chasing fanboy glory by creating "dark" and gory action figures.
So what the "Big 2" has done is put the interests of a few "creators" desire for expression or popularity before their very own business. And until they stop, they stay relegated to comic shops.
Amazing that in a money mad world they would make such a stupid mistake.
Lert - 6/4/2012, 8:44 PM
Who beats Dr Manhattan?
DEADP0000L - 6/4/2012, 10:09 PM
i read it only 4 of them will come out june and then july
Jollem - 6/5/2012, 2:13 AM
alan moore farts talent
csheensrubber - 6/5/2012, 2:31 AM
i bet words couldnt even describe how pissed off alan moore is

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