The President wrote:
No offense, but your argument is complete nonsense.
No it isn't, you just don't want to see it. It doesn't matter if you use someone else's chess pieces when they're in the public domain, they are up for grabs so that people CAN
use them. What matters is that the Chess Board is unique, how the artist makes the pieces interact, that's Art.
BW is creatively bankrupt because it's using Moore's Chess Board. Everything is happening between his panels to be wrapped up to co-incide with Watchmen. If it was a sequel after the original narrative ended, at least it would be breaking new ground.
And I love how to prove his point, the artist used the same head for Superman and the characters before him.
Thanks man, I drew them that way for a reason.
Check out John Cater's description from 1920."He was a splendid specimen of manhood, standing a good two inches over six feet, broad of shoulder and narrow of hip, with the carriage of the trained fighting man. His features were regular and clear cut, his hair black and closely cropped, while his eyes were of a steel grey, reflecting a strong and loyal character, filled with fire and initiative."
Then there's Hugo Danner's description from 1930."Extremely dark of hair, of eyes and skin, moderately tall, and shaped with that compact, breath taking symmetry that the male figure sometimes assumes, a brilliantly devised, aggressive head topping his broad shoulders, graceful, a man vehemently alive, a man with the promise of a young God. Hugo at eighteen."
He fills out even more after university. Don't just take my word for it, Gladiator by Philip Wylie is in the public domain, go read it yourself. The John Carter series might be free too, if not it's dirt cheap read them both.
The parallels to Superman are staggering.