What a load of horseshit, you should be ashamed of yourself for being so ignorant about the issue at hand.
Exactly, the TBP format exists today specifically because DC wanted to use it as a Loophole to FUCK Moore and Gibbons. The only trade they agreed to was a HC limited edition. Watchmen is so popular because it's relentlessly solicited, made available in book stores as legitimate literature. If you buy anything from DC comics that involved Alan Moore, like V for Vendetta, or Saga of the Swamp Thing his name is prefixed by some kind of accolade that usually reads "from the award-winning writer of Watchmen."
I didn't know DC was in the business of fucking over two creators, I thought they were in the business to make money
I also hate it when movie companies say things like "staring academy award winning actor Kevin Spacey" - what are they trying to do, get me to pay money for their product? What dicks!
The most repugnant tidbit is, Watchmen doesn't even sell that well. It averaged 20-40,000 copies a year before the movie came out, more now that DC is built upon the hollywood hype. Any interest in Watchmen is generated by DC's marketing campaign, their claims that they're only meeting demand are fiction. They have always manufactured demand to rationalize screwing Moore and Gibbons.
are there other trades that for 20+ years have sold more than 20-40k per year?
"manufactured demand" sounds a lot like "good marketing"
Here's the thing about Moore complaining that people don't get. If he tried to take DC to court, not only would he go broke because the case would get dragged out forever, Moore wouldn't be allowed to discuss any aspects of the case publicly. He'd never get justice, and the issue of creator rights would fall down the memory hole. His only shot at exposing the truth is discussing it whenever people show interest in his position.
don't forget the whole contract issue, that would be another reason he might not want to go to court
I was going to give Minutemen a shot because it seemed like the only prequel whose fate wasn't totally fleshed out. But then JMS had to open his fat stupid mouth and remind me what a fucking retard he is.
I agree, I was going to give the New Moore book - well, new to me - Necromonican a shot until he opened his ignorant mouth and spewed his own brand of hypocrisy.
What should I expect from the mind of Babylon 5, Earth One Superwah and Grounded. I refuse to support anything that is even remotely affiliated with that rotund buffoon.
very good things
Sorry Cooke, your comic may well turn out like pumpkin pie but I won't ever know because you work with that filthy motherfucker.
wow, not picking up a book because you don't like his co-worker - that there is some major "taking a stance."
is it just Cooke you won't read because of JMS or all of DC?