Everyone knows that Alan Moore is not a fan of the prequel series ‘Before Watchmen’. He hasn’t exactly been shy about expressing his distaste for the project. But what of the other half of the duo that created arguably one of the greatest graphic novels ever created, Dave Gibbons? The artist hasn’t exactly given DC Comics his blessing, but he hasn’t exactly outright said he was against it, did he?
Recently, while he was being interviewed at the GameCity Nottingham Festival, Gibbons spoke about ‘Watchmen’ and all the spin-offs from the original like the video game, the movie, and the prequels. About an hour and seven minutes into the video, when asked about his roles in all of the above, he said:
“I didn’t have a lot of input in it. To me anything to do with the movies – as far as I’m concerned, what Alan and I did was the Watchmen graphic novel and a couple of illustrations that came out at the same time. Everything else – the movie, the game, the [laugh] prequels – are really not canon. They’re subsidiary. They’re not really Watchmen. They’re just something different.”
Well then, I’m sure that’s not something the head honchos at DC want to hear.
For the whole interview, which also includes Gibbons expressing his jealousy of Alan Moore for being on ‘The Simpsons’ and his desire to have Watchmen legos, you can check it out below, courtesy of Bleeding Cool:
What do you think about Dave Gibbons stance on ‘Before Watchmen’? Do you see them as part of canon or are you siding with one half of the creative team that first brought us ‘Watchmen’? Or are you with Alan Moore and are choosing to boycott the whole thing entirely? Let us know in the comment section below.