Tuesday, February 21, 2012
WATCHMEN-TOO: John Douglas relaunches THE SQUID
John says: Engineered from the cloned brain of a telepath, The Squid isthe centerpiece in Adrian Veidt’s plan to save the world from itself.
Within the tank, The Squid grows, reaching self-awarenessand begins to develop its burgeoning psychic powers. The Squid learns Veidt is planning toteleport it into the heart of New York City, killing millions, with the hopeof preventing World War III and saving billions. The Squid is to be the savior of mankind, a role it gradually accepts.
Using its growing psychic abilities, The Squid begins to direct Veidt's geneticists how to build a better monster and correcting any errors they make. It also telepathically suggests to Veidt how best to carry out his plans, as well as people who may stand in his way--and how he may have to deal with those people.
John Douglas doodles and draws (mostly) comic book relatedstuff at johndouglasart.blogspot.com and figurative art at mostlyartysomewhatfarty.blogspot.com.
The Squid was created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.