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DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby LOLtron » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:35 am

DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Len Wein and Steve Rude will handle creative duties on the latest attempt to squeeze more money out of the Watchmen franchise.



Source: MTV Geek

Dollar Bill only appeared for a few panels in the original Watchmen series, but that won't stop DC from trying to cash in on another book with the Before Watchmen label. From Len Wein and artist Steve Rude comes the latest in a long line of comics designed to shit all over legendary creator Alan Moore - Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill.

Bill, a superhero sponsored by a bank, is an ironic choice for a comic book franchise that exists solely to make money, with absolutely no creative impetus. According to Wein, there's absolutely no reason to make this comic, as the character isn't even interesting. Wein told MTV Geek, "the difference between [Bill] and the rest of the characters is that he kind of accepts his lot in life. He just copes. He's one of those guys who just gets by, he does what he needs to do."

We look forward to seeing DC make a bajillion dollars off of Dollar Bill comics and merchandise, much to the chagrin of Moore, who was crazy even before DC started destroying his creative legacy for the sake of profit. We asked Moore for comment, but when he responded, "I can't dislike you, but I will say this to you: you haven't got long before you are all going to kill yourselves, because you are all crazy. And you can project it back at me, but I am only what lives inside each and every one of you," we realized we had accidentally contact Charles Manson instead. Though, to be fair, Moore would probably have said something similar.

Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill hits stores January 30th.







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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:44 am

Haha. It can join the rest of the pre-Watchmen crap that's wasting space in LCSes across the country, not selling.

Two creators I'd never give a dollar to again anyway, Wein & Rude.

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:46 am

Black Jumbo wrote:Haha. It can join the rest of the pre-Watchmen crap that's wasting space in LCSes across the country, not selling.

Two creators I'd never give a dollar to again anyway, Wein & Rude.


The best story of the past year is when Wein did that interview with that reporter who exposed his "handler" Pamela. :lol:
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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Herald » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:52 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
The best story of the past year is when Wein did that interview with that reporter who exposed his "handler" Pamela. :lol:


Again, assigning someone a "handler" just screams "North Korea!"
Good to know how "Big Brother" DC/Warners is nowadays... :smt011

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:58 am

S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
The best story of the past year is when Wein did that interview with that reporter who exposed his "handler" Pamela. :lol:


That was pathetic of Wein. Just fucking pathetic. It's cowardly of DC corporate to have done that, no doubt, but for Wein to have put himself out there to be whored out like that, that guy I have no respect for whatsoever.

And it's all biting them in the ass--sales drop-offs for all the BW crap are staggering, and the reviews are not turning that train around, either. At this point, I'm not sure what any of the people working on those books could do that would entice me to put another dollar in their pockets. I have no problem with boycotting the entire lot of them from here on out. That includes Darwyn Cooke, before anyone says anything. Fuck him too.

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:00 am

Herald wrote:
Again, assigning someone a "handler" just screams "North Korea!"
Good to know how "Big Brother" DC/Warners is nowadays... :smt011


And again, look at all the good it did them. It made them all look like an exhibition of horses' asses, and the line of shit is already dead in the water even before they get to stuff like BW: Dollar Bill and BW: Moloch. :lol:

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Zechs » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:03 am

Black Jumbo wrote:
That was pathetic of Wein. Just fucking pathetic. It's cowardly of DC corporate to have done that, no doubt, but for Wein to have put himself out there to be whored out like that, that guy I have no respect for whatsoever.

And it's all biting them in the ass--sales drop-offs for all the BW crap are staggering, and the reviews are not turning that train around, either. At this point, I'm not sure what any of the people working on those books could do that would entice me to put another dollar in their pockets. I have no problem with boycotting the entire lot of them from here on out. That includes Darwyn Cooke, before anyone says anything. Fuck him too.


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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby BlueStreak » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:16 am

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They are? Link to these stats?


http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.
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Postby Punchy » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:18 am

Fucking pathetic.

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:35 am

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.


And Alan Moore was heard laughing manicacally in his basement gloating at this news shortly afterwards.

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Draco x » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:36 am

So they are doing a mini-series about a shitty character nobody has ever given a fuck about ever? Real smart move, DC.

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Zechs » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:45 am

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.


25 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL
06/2012: Nite Owl #1 of 4 -- 112,255
07/2012: --
08/2012: Nite Owl #2 of 4 -- 66,290 (-41.0%)
09/2012: Nite Owl #3 of 4 -- 53,270 (-19.6%)

—–

23 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE
06/2012: Silk Spectre #1 of 6 -- 114,394
07/2012: Silk Spectre #2 of 6 -- 68,403 (-40.2%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Silk Spectre #3 of 6 -- 53,464 (-21.8%)

—–

20 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN
06/2012: Comedian #1 of 6 -- 115,713
07/2012: Comedian #2 of 6 -- 70,762 (-38.9%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Comedian #3 of 6 -- 55,114 (-22.1%)

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:22 pm

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.


My response would have been "Google it your-own-fucking-self!" so thank you for posting the link. :like

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Herald » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm

BlueMole wrote:
http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month ... mber-2012/

All of the Before Watchmen books have dropped by more than 50%.

25 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL
06/2012: Nite Owl #1 of 4 -- 112,255
07/2012: --
08/2012: Nite Owl #2 of 4 -- 66,290 (-41.0%)
09/2012: Nite Owl #3 of 4 -- 53,270 (-19.6%)

—–

23 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE
06/2012: Silk Spectre #1 of 6 -- 114,394
07/2012: Silk Spectre #2 of 6 -- 68,403 (-40.2%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Silk Spectre #3 of 6 -- 53,464 (-21.8%)

—–

20 - BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN
06/2012: Comedian #1 of 6 -- 115,713
07/2012: Comedian #2 of 6 -- 70,762 (-38.9%)
08/2012: --
09/2012: Comedian #3 of 6 -- 55,114 (-22.1%)


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This particularly slimy bit of Dan and the Gang exploitation DESERVES to crash and burn.

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Re: DC to Exploit Dollar Bill for Before Watchmen One-Shot

Postby Victorian Squid » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm

Herald and I can high-five in agreement on that one.

And let's not forget, they sold that many of the first issues because shops, many of whom deliberately tried not to over-order, largely over-ordered them and they can still be found in most of those same shops.

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