Written by Jude Terror
on Friday, November 02 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
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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