nietoperz wrote:The issue for me, I guess, is that these are stories that didn't need telling. I have no problem with the properties being re-used and think that Moore protests too much and argues from place of intellectual dishonesty (also, people often seem to think that being a genius and/or great writer gives one some kind of automatic moral high ground, which is not the case), but I do think that this is little more than a transparent cash grab, no matter the calibre of the creators attached.
Do any comic book stories really 'need' telling? No, they're just put out there for people to enjoy (or bitch about).
nietoperz wrote:Nobody was crying out for prequels to the original story. This is all pretty pointless. But then the pseudo-moral hysteria about use of Moore's concepts is even more pointless still, though of course it's exactly what DC was hoping for in order to drive up sales.
I don't recall anybody 'crying out' for American Vampire, Unwritten, Mark Waid on Daredevil, the Avengers to fight the X-Men for the next 6 months, etc before they happened either, but then they were there.
Also - I like how you've got DC set up as puppet masters pulling Moore's strings to get them more publicity.