Monday, March 9, 2009

Why Moore created the Watchmen. Hurm.

If I remember correctly, DC Comics obtained the rights to all the Charlton Comics characters. Alan Moore then proposed a mini-series which used all these characters; superheroes such as Blue Beetle and The Question.

After reviewing Moore's proposal, DC asked him to create new characters for his story. So, Blue Beetle became Night Owl, The Question became Rorschach, and so forth...

The reasoning behind it was to allow the Charlton characters to continue to be used, instead of destroyed. Let's take a quick look at how things turned out for Blue Beetle and The Question in the DC universe...

Hurm.

5 comments:

Chris Grine said...

see, It all worked out in the end.

Norrin2 said...

Things didn't turn out so good for Captain Atom (Dr. Manhattan) either. He's died several times, lost his mind, and last time I looked was lost somewhere between dimensions.

K. Callen said...

SPOILERS, I suppose.

Dr. Manhattan actually ends up in a happy place. Night Owl lives. And Rorschach gets an easy, instantaneous death.

All better fates than their counterparts.

Richard Marcej said...

Thank god I don't read mainstream comics anymore.

Kevin said...

Don't fret, Kerry. They'll be back.

If Barry Allen can come back, anyone can come back.

bastards.