Before Watchmen (Watchmen2) is now official and I yelled out: “Can’t you just leave it to its former glory?!” And DC comics whispered, “No.”
As much as I love Brian Azzarello (writer of 100 Bullets, Joker), and Darwyn Cooke (writer of Parker (Graphic Novel)), I can’t help but feel this is just desecrating to the genius that is Alan Moore. Call me Elitist or cynical, but DC needs to stop milking that Golden cow.
Since it’s comic book week for me, I will write a post of my new comic book obsession named
I can’t express how great of a series this is. It was released in 2009 and has already received an Eisner award nomination. Mark Waid has truly written an impressive world where not all heroes are perfect boy scouts but rather human-like who can feel pressure, overwhelmed and even rage like all of us. What if a man as powerful like Superman with all of his powers suddenly snapped from pressure turning into the world’s greatest SUPER-VILLAIN.
The series has not gone very far since there is only about 23 issues released but I will give the simplest synopsis for the series. The Plutonian was the world’s greatest Super Hero. He could fly, see through walls, super strength and all the powers anyone could imagine. He was loved by the people and was there for anyone in desperate need. He was the “all-American boy scout” like Superman of DC comics is. However one day, he goes on a mass genocidal spree and panic ensues. He hunts down his original Super-Hero friends eliminating one after the other as they try to understand what went wrong.
I can’t go any further but I highly recommend this series to any reader. Mark Waid has really outdone himself and has shown us what a realistic Superman would be like
I’ve always disliked Superman for his goody-two shoe nature, but this Super Man is definitely my idol ;P