Monday, January 16, 2012
Relaunched theme month: WATCHMEN TOO
Rumors have abounded for the last several years that DC Comics was planning a series of prequels and/or sequels to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' ground-breaking 1985 classic Watchmen. Recently, the rumors seem confirmed, and the controversial series appears to be a go-ahead.
However you feel about the planned followup series - pro or con - it is an interesting thought experiment to ponder how exactly you might handle taking characters who served their original story so completely and perfectly and instead placing them into scenarios where they blossom into their own characters, independent of Moore's overreaching themes of morality, authority and relativity.
For the month of February, Relaunched will host WATCHMEN TOO, and we invite all interested participants to create their own prequel or sequel to Watchmen, utilizing any of the characters (or concepts or situations) in the series in the service of inspiring their own followup. You can submit anytime starting today up through February 25 - we know, it's short notice, but get your inspiration on!
If you have any questions, ask them in the comments, and don't forget to check our submission guidelines - thanks!
Addendum: Credit Where Credit Is Due Dept - I neglected to mention that this is inspired by a suggestion from comic creator Brad Glenn, thanks Brad!