Erik Larsen has spouted off on Before Watchmen, and in doing so commented on a dilemma I’ve faced myself: the genuine abundance of talent on the franchise-pilfering money grab.
“Some really good people are working on Before Watchmen and it saddens me to see that. I won’t be supporting it in any way. I just can’t. And in all honesty – I can’t help but feel a little bit less for every creator who works on these books. Have you no decency?”
— Erik Larsen, wading into the continuing controversy surrounding DC Comics’ sprawling prequels
to the seminal 1986 miniseries by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Larsen essentially echoes my lament. A lot of creators I enjoy the gunk out of are collaborating on the endeavor. Some of it looks really, really good. None the less, I can’t bring myself to support it. I mean shit I’m sure Rendar will buy it and we will argue over it and ultimately settle the matters by a tickle fight but I can’t. I just can’t.