COMICS: First Look At Nite Owl From WATCHMEN 2

Check out the first glimpse at some cover art from the upcoming Watchmen prequel (yes not exactly Watchmen 2 but that seems to be the given monicker) comics from Joe and Andy Kubert.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/25/2011
Thanks to Bleeding Cool we have our first look at DC's upcoming Watchmen prequel comics. This is Dan Dreiberg, better known as Nite Owl 2. He looks just like he did in the original Watchmen, maybe a slightly elongated cowl?






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Source: Bleeding Cool
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sahin86 - 12/25/2011, 6:13 AM
kubert is a great artist!
SCURVYDOG619 - 12/25/2011, 6:28 AM
Somewhere in England, Alan Moore makes a pact with the Elder Gods...The End Is Nigh,indeed..
FireKnightRises - 12/25/2011, 6:33 AM
loved this new cbm
I hate that yellow page
ShadowOfTheWeb - 12/25/2011, 6:46 AM
Haha Alan Moore is plotting epic revenge from somewhere behind his massive beard
ShadowOfTheWeb - 12/25/2011, 6:47 AM
Drawing looks great btw but still not sold on diluting a classic...
DEATHbyEXILE - 12/25/2011, 6:52 AM
NeoBaggins - 12/25/2011, 6:53 AM
The characters were already heroes when the WATCHMEN story began. I see nothing wrong with showing their adventures in prequels. A lot of it sounded pretty interesting when the characters talked about old villains and other heroes. Doesn't harm the existing material in any way.
MaddMonkk - 12/25/2011, 6:54 AM
Why can't they just leave this alone. I used to want a prequel or sequel to this but I think now this is a classic and needs to stand all alone.
rbfn04 - 12/25/2011, 7:20 AM
this is really going to happen????? OK. Hope it's a fun read.
vermillion - 12/25/2011, 7:23 AM
Art looks amazing.
BIGBMH - 12/25/2011, 7:43 AM
I don't really like Watchmen, but I think it's kind of a lame cash in to have someone else do a prequel to Alan Moore's work. It's his creation, so in a way this is little more than well-funded fan fiction.
cmax - 12/25/2011, 8:29 AM
Agree with the majority here. It's going to be really strange not having Moore write this. Did he even give his blessing on the project? If not that makes it worse.
SageMode - 12/25/2011, 8:30 AM
Andy Kubert is the man. One of my favorite artists
sarahsatire - 12/25/2011, 8:45 AM
@cmax Moore gives his blessing on nothing when it comes to his work LOL.
fedup - 12/25/2011, 9:17 AM
The way I look at it is that if at least Dave Gibbons approves (Gibbons receives far less credit for Watchmen than he deserves. That book was a 50/50 effort) I'm fine with the prequels. If they're good, then great. If they're bad, then at least the original is still on my shelf and the prequels will just fade from comic readers' collective memories. Except of course for the ones who choose to dwell on it.
Jer3miah - 12/25/2011, 9:24 AM
Boo-ring.
UncleTee - 12/25/2011, 9:30 AM
I prefer Adam, but that's just me...
Cerebro - 12/25/2011, 9:31 AM
@ NeoBaggins "I see nothing wrong with showing their adventures in prequels."

All I have to say to that is, Star wars I, II, AND III. All the wrong you need.
NeoBaggins - 12/25/2011, 9:41 AM
@ Cerebro

"All I have to say to that is, Star wars I, II, AND III. All the wrong you need."

That's a terrible example. There was nothing wrong with the idea of making STAR WARS prequels.
localman - 12/25/2011, 9:56 AM
It is not unusual for a creation to move on past the ideas of the original creator. Especially Comic books, where the comic and the characters live on and often go through changes. In some cases, the later works can be superior to the original, or at least as good.

I understand the desire to be respectful to Alan Moore and the great work that he and Gibbons did to create Watchmen, but Moore has washed his hands of the characters and they are owned by DC. As long as the story is good, the characters can certainly continue in the hands of other writers/artists.
localman - 12/25/2011, 9:59 AM
Actually, the Star Wars prequels are a great example of when NOT to leave characters in the hands of the original creator. Those Prequels COULD have been wonderful if Lucas had handed off the writing and Directing to someone else while maintaining producing and approval.
Cerebro - 12/25/2011, 10:31 AM
@neobaggins Don't get me wrong I was at the 12:00 show the opening night of episode I, and now I can't take that sh!t back. Would you want to see Godfather 4, Tree was bad enough. My point is, some times you can't recreate the magic of the original.
MovieTheaterLad - 12/25/2011, 12:09 PM
@Cerebro

And sometimes, you can.

Tron: Legacy, for example.
Cerebro - 12/25/2011, 12:26 PM
@MovieTheaterLad Thats funny you bring that up, I almost used Tron as an example, Instead of Godfather, but then realized the first Tron was not that good. I just hold it dear because that was the very first movie I saw at a theater, drive in at that. Their should never be a Mona Lisa II, A Simpsons reboot, Metalica Unforgiven 2, or an Evil Dead reboot. Some things you just don't f@#k with. They will make them anyways, so don't let my dislike for that disrespect affect your enjoyment of them.
valeriesghost - 12/25/2011, 12:48 PM
I have mixed emotions right now...
marvel72 - 12/25/2011, 1:33 PM
nice artwork,that is all.
TheDpool - 12/25/2011, 3:20 PM
Haha I'm man enough to say Watchmen took me two read to really get it all and appreciate it.

So I'll pick it up and hopefully end up enjoying this one too
Ceejay - 12/25/2011, 3:50 PM
Watching things like Higlander 2 & 3 or Terminator 3 & 4 or even reading crap like 'The Kingdom' series of comics than span from the Kingdom COme original mini series. All taught me never to buy into spin offs not done by the original people who worked on the source material, it only ruins the integrity and memory of the original forever!

Gonna avoid this like the plague and Kuberts art is way off in physical proportions, obviously a rush job for him as long as he gets paid!
NeoBaggins - 12/25/2011, 5:09 PM
@Cerebro You didn't know the Phantom Menace sucked until you saw it. You imply that the existence of a watchmen prequel automatically makes it bad. If the watchmen prequel is bad, it will be bad because the books are bad; not because they were made.

This is not a big deal to me. I have the graphic novel and I can read it on it's own merits any time I want. New books doesn't effect that. Lucas butchering STAR WARS is completely different. He tampered with the story and characters of the existing films with the prequels. And this isn't a movie. Their books you can easily ignore. I don't even see the two examples on the same scale. But hey, maybe you care about watchmen more sensitively than I do.

If I see it, I may check it out. Might even forget. But i'm entertained at the idea and would read the books. Sounds cool.
EtriganTheDemon - 12/25/2011, 5:51 PM
This...Just decimated any hope in Alan Moore writing for the New 52, even if he just did a one shot. He's probably cringing at the thought of someone butchering his work with a completely useless prequel-
Cerebro - 12/25/2011, 6:22 PM
@NeoBaggins Well I don't hope for shit bad, In fact I would love it if they were great.
Im not holding my breath though. It would take a look of people to confirm its great before I picked it up.

Also where the hell is your avater from? Its funny as hell.
Cerebro - 12/25/2011, 8:23 PM
@Hellbound you got me on the evil dead 2 remake. I own both those movies and do mash them together as one some times but the first one was a college film. So i would call it a redo.
blkyank - 12/25/2011, 10:38 PM
DC had to do this to hold onto the rights to Watchmen.For years they have gotten away with releasing the series back onto the market every few years but it appears they had to do more with the characters to avoid losing them.
batmanrises - 12/26/2011, 1:37 AM
blkyank - Not true...They can just reprint Watchmen graphic novels every year and retain the rights...This is straight from Alan Moore. I've read it a few places. So it's not necessary, but it's also not going to tarnish any of the acclaim that the original story got.
NeoBaggins - 12/26/2011, 3:12 AM
@Cerebro It's Vincent D'Onofrio (Pile of Full Metal Jacket) as "THOR"- When he was slim, in the classic ADVENTURES in BABYSITTING. Coincidently, this is similar to our discussion. They just made a Babysitter movie with the fat Superbad dude, and I believe it's an attempt to remake the classic. It looks awful and I have no plans on seeing it.



TheMyth - 12/26/2011, 4:01 AM
I hate and love this. Love because Watchmen was so epic, both the novel and the flic. Hate because this just seems like 1) a cash dash 2) it isn't written by Moore who made the original what it was and 3) it's really unecessary, like telling Wolverine's origin, the mystery is better. I guess the cons outweigh the pros... so [frick] this comic.
SteveRogers - 12/26/2011, 5:49 AM
There will be no sequel. There will be no prequel. DC might make one....or two. But I'll never buy it. So, as far as I'm concerned, there won't be one.
In Sweden, they're talking about doing another "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" book. The entire country is against it because the 'Millennium Trilogy' is so beloved.
I understand how they feel.
Go ahead and make it, DC. Go ahead and buy it, fanboys.
I refuse to participate. So, in my world, there is but one story called "Watchmen".
Bigbywolf - 12/26/2011, 5:52 AM
I think that Watchmen has a big scope that hasn't been explored yet. Obviously it comes down to the writer/s: if they are unable to tell a good story then this will turn out crap but if DC really care about the Watchmen then this could turn out really well. I'd very much love to see Rorschach and Nite Owl 2 in the earlier days of their career and taking down Underboss - would be really cool.
Cerebro - 12/26/2011, 9:56 AM
@NeoBaggins I knew that looked familiar, Its when they need someone to fix the car and the little girl gives him her Thor helmet. That is classic.
NeoBaggins - 12/26/2011, 10:50 AM
@Cerebro Definitely. =D
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