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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:28 pm 
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Nothing to be "guilty" about :) There shouldn't be any problems getting a copy of Watchmen these days. Around SDCC Paul Levitz, of DC Comics, announced that since the trailer hit they had ordered a 900,000 copy print run of the GN - based on the increase in demand for the book following the trailer's release.

I know of at least 5 people, who either had been meaning to read it but hadn't gotten around to doing so or had seen the trailer and had their interest peaked, that went out and bought copies as soon as they could. All of them without fail have become big fans and are eagerly awaiting the film adaption. More so now than when they first saw the trailer.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:49 pm 
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I was in Barnes & Noble today and saw this awesome Watchmen display, which I took a picture of with my cell phone (sorry for the slight blurriness). Note the copies of Watchmen & Philosophy. [Note: Curi, I didn't know where to put this. Feel free to merge it with an appropriate thread.]

[NOTE: It wasn't easy, but I found a good place for it. --"Curiosity Inc."]

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That's not a display...
That's a shrine.


A salute to whoever made that!

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it was tying it into the rape-revenge stories and making light of a verys erious sub-genre that kind of offended me.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:06 pm 
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I'm totally buying Watchmen & Philosophy.

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yeaaaa im not gonna lie...i totally ban wagon'd this whole watchmen thing and i'm glad i did cuz its freaking awesome.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:32 pm 
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Watchmen was the best-selling GN of 2008, by the way.

Can't really say it's obscure and not known by the general public anymore.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:37 pm 
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I bought a copy today, actually. It was 30% off at my campus bookstore, and I haven't seen my old copy for a good year now.

Why not, y'know? ;)

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yeaaaa im not gonna lie...i totally ban wagon'd this whole watchmen thing and i'm glad i did cuz its freaking awesome.


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flea wrote:
yeaaaa im not gonna lie...i totally ban wagon'd this whole watchmen thing and i'm glad i did cuz its freaking awesome.


If you took the time to read the book, then it's okay.

If you haven't bothered...then it's a different story...

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not sure if i should have put this in this thread or the "guess the opening weekend gross" thread....

A lot of comparisons to watchmen and 300 have been made for obvious reasons (both comic books, Zach snyder, march release etc...).

With our little guess the opening weekend gross contest going on and people making there predictions based on 300's opening weekend i was wondering how similar the hype for both these films compare.

I couldn't find the figures anywhere, and i don't remember personally because I've never been as invested in a film until now, but what were the 300 GN sales like up until its release? I know watchmen sold a ton of copies in 08 but cant recall what type of sales 300 recorded? thought this would be a good way to really get a feel for whats going to happen with Watchmen


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Neither 300 or V for Vendetta (another R-rated March release) benefited outstandingly well from their film counterparts, from what I remember. Their sells might have briefly risen, but it was nothing like it is now with Watchmen. I don't remember stacks of V in the front of just about every bookstore I go into, like there is with Watchmen. This evidence is anecdotal, and the numbers might say something else, but, from what I remember, neither title started flying off the shelves in droves.

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EmPiiRe x wrote:
Neither 300 or V for Vendetta (another R-rated March release) benefited outstandingly well from their film counterparts, from what I remember. Their sells might have briefly risen, but it was nothing like it is now with Watchmen. I don't remember stacks of V in the front of just about every bookstore I go into, like there is with Watchmen. This evidence is anecdotal, and the numbers might say something else, but, from what I remember, neither title started flying off the shelves in droves.


Had 300 or V been marketed as "Based of super duper famous and awesome graphic novel!", they would probably sell by the bucket load as well.


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Not sure where else to put this...

Watchmen is now al World Record holder. As Dave Gibbons tweeted,
"1,800,000 [sales] and counting!"

Woop woop!

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Such a shame, then, that Alan Moore probably won't have the slightest interest in 'collecting' his award.


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Such a shame, then, that Alan Moore probably won't have the slightest interest in 'collecting' his award.


he can only get that if he agrees to write some spin-offs.


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I only saw the movie trailer three years ago but I wanted toread the GN to see what it was all about. Needless to say, I am a fan now but I still crigned at the movie.


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I only saw the movie trailer three years ago but I wanted toread the GN to see what it was all about. Needless to say, I am a fan now and I crazily loved the movie.


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