It was a weird thing when the Watchmen movie came out in 2009. There it was, a cinematic adaptation of one of the most-loved superhero stories of all time and… it was bad. Mostly, according to comedian and uber-nerd Patton Oswalt, because it was too much like the comics it was based on.
Patrick as the Comedian? Spongebob as Rorschach? Gary as Dr. Manhattan? Um. What in the world?
Last week, Minutemen #1—the first of DC Comics' suite of Before Watchmen projects— came out. This week, Silk Spectre #1 hits the stands. There's been a metric ton of controversy surrounding DC's decision to make more comics set in the beloved fictional universe created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' landmark 1986…
As controversial as it's been, DC Comics' upcoming prequel to the Watchmen hold have also piqued the interest of comics fans everywhere.
The book I'm most looking forward to is Minutemen, written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke. The lives of the first generation of costumed heroes—who were in a team called the…
If you listen to certain corners of the internet, the souls of comics fans everywhere are going to cry out for justice come June 6th. That's when DC Comics starts rolling out Before Watchmen, the controversial prequels to Alan Moore's beloved dystopian superhero opus.
Written and drawn by legendary creators Alan…
Spider-Man's new movie mask sports yellow eyes. Catwoman's nightvision-glasses-as-ears look works. And I still think Hawkeye's going to be the best character in the Avengers movie. Feast your eyes on the big offerings from Marvel and DC from this year's celebration of plastic (or porcelain) collectibles.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Watchmen writer Alan Moore is famous for not wanting to see the properties he creates for comic books taken outside of the medium, but what about properties created with multiple mediums in mind? At a recent question and answer session celebrating his magazine Dodgem Logic,…
Perhaps it isn't all that interesting to some, but I'm always fascinated by the approach Hollywood and television composers take when developing music for video games. Tyler here packed the tracks he created full of sounds in order to make sure that every gameplay decision would be covered. It must have been a real…
A remastered version of 90's point-and-click adventure game Beneath a Steel Sky is now available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
If the first episode featured the brand of sadism you crave in your downloadable video games, the second will give you an opportunity to inflict it upon the type of masochist who gets off on that sort of thing. This debut trailer features a handful of bulky leather daddies on the receiving end of a beatdown from two…
The second Watchmen based brawler, Watchmen: The End is Nigh Part 2, is coming soon, due to be released on July 21st, July 29th, July 30th and August 26th. Everybody got that? No?
The first episodic Watchmen game was awful. Which is probably why we've heard little of the second. Still, the game's publishers are soldiering on, and will be releasing the pair on a retail disc.
Once was a time Microsoft were very stingy with how big a game downloaded from Xbox Live Arcade could be. These days, though? Don't worry about it, publishers, knock yourselves out.
So this isn't really a gaming post, but with the Watchmen movie out this weekend and the downloadable game already reviewed, I thought it was relevant enough.
The Watchmen movie hits theaters this Friday, and the downloadable game hits the Playstation 3 this Thursday.
Watchmen: The End Is Nigh isn't the only game shipping alongside the release of the big-budget, over-advertised adaptation of the graphic novel. There's an iPhone game coming too, the online multiplayer Watchmen: Justice Is Coming.
Watchmen: The End is Nigh is set to hit Xbox Live, PSN and Steam next week ahead of the film's premier, but so far only the Steam release has a definite price.
Paramount Pictures is readying a major marketing push into Sony's PlayStation Home service for the upcoming film Watchmen, with exclusive footage, a filmmaker Q&A session, and of course, Watchmen costumes for your avatar.