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John Byrne
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Posted: 24 July 2010 at 2:00pm | IP Logged | 1  

…didn't waver in going after Ozy…

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My Lack of God! Cannot even WATCHMEN, the Holy of Holies, escape this infantile nicknaming of characters?

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Eric White
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Doesn't seem like it!

I loved Watchmen but I wouldn't want to see a sequel since DC can't even do their other characters right!!
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Robert Walsh
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My Lack of God! Cannot even WATCHMEN, the Holy of Holies, escape this infantile nicknaming of characters?

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It's less an a nickname and more an abbreviation. My spelling sucks.

I also avoid typing Rorschach as much as possible for the same reason, since it breaks the flow of typing to Right-Click Mouse, select proper spelling, continue typing. Especially when I leaned back in my chair and have to stretch to reach the mouse. Easier to stick to words I can spell.

It's not as though I consider myself best pals with works of fiction. It's an informal discussion of the book and I'm treating it as such.
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Mike O'Brien
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Posted: 24 July 2010 at 7:01pm | IP Logged | 4  

Watchmen Smatchmen!

Who cares! JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN IS BACK!!!

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Jason Mark Hickok
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Mike - I thought that is what your post would be.  ;)

I agree as well.  Nothing beats JBNM! 
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Brian Hunt
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The idea of more Watchmen by anyone other than Moore would  be a massive FAIL for me, and even that would be hard pressed to convince me to part with a dollar.
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Ian M. Palmer
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Does the flaw in that analogy even need to be mentioned?

Yes. The characters exist now. Logical obstacles to further stories about them, as far as I can see, are none.

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Watchmen Smatchmen!

Who cares! JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN IS BACK!!!

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As some of you probably already know, NEXT MEN was, at least in my part, my "response" to WATCHMEN. When I would ask fans at cons why they loved WATCHMEN so much, the answer was almost always "Because it's a REALISTIC portrayal of superheroes!" "Yes," I would say, "especially the part where they beam in the telepathic monster."

NEXT MEN was my shot at "realistic" superheroes -- which meant, of course, that is was barely about superheroes at all. Right from the start it was more of a pure sci-fi outing.

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Tony Midyett
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Sadly, a realistic portrayal of super-powered people would be depressing as hell---like many modern comics.  I like my super-heroes portrayed in a HEROIC fashion, and that's one of many reasons why I'm a Byrne fan.
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Phil Geiger
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Posted: 26 July 2010 at 8:10am | IP Logged | 10  

""Because it's a REALISTIC portrayal of superheroes!"" There's just SO much wrong in that sentence....

I'm looking forward to Next Men, JB.
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Craig Jackson
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The only "realistic" depiction of a superhero I've ever seen was the first issue of "Kiss-Ass," when the kid put on the superhero outfit, and immediately got his butt kicked and ended up in the hospital.  The rest of the series was pure fantasy, but I thought that first issue really captured what would happen if someone put on a flashy outfit and tried to fight crime.   He'd get clobbered. 
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Tony Midyett
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^ True, but I was thinking more of how many of us "mere mortals" would abuse our powers, not necessarily to become super-villains, but to just make tons of cash or have a reality show or secretly watch girls showering....stuff like that.  :(
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