Before Watchmen… the Commercial

This Wednesday, DC Comics releases the first issue of Minutemen, the first of a whole passel of comics collectively referred to as “Before Watchmen” – prequels to the greatest comic book story ever told, Alan Moore and Dave GibbonsWatchmen.

DC is going all out to promote this abomination project, including commissioning a TV commercial:

It should be noted that original writer Moore could not be more opposed to “Before Watchmen,” and original artist Gibbons gave tepid support with and said he understood why DC would do such a thing ($$$$$$$$).

For me and many, many other Watchmen fans/purists, Wednesday is a test. Will we resist buying, or will we sell our souls and pick up a copy. I’m telling myself I can hate-read the series…