Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Did DC approach Steve Moore out of manipulation and spite or was it because they knew he was friends with Alan and could thus be trusted to adapt Watchmen respectfully, with minimal fan outcry?
A possible scenario/factor is the similar name. I'm sure there are loads of people who've read Alan's name in a magazine like Entertainment Weekly but can only faintly recall it, so seeing a novel called WATCHMEN by a man called Moore would make them think it was the original, perhaps.
At any rate I seriously doubt they'd use a dying man as a bargaining chip. That's how Alan perceives it, so for him that's the reality, but I don't think Dave or anyone else would agree. Would be interesting to see what Steve Moore himself has to say.
One thing I definitely take issue with is how Alan has seemed to obsess over an off-hand comment that just happened to be relayed to him. He admits that Dave just happened to say it, it wasn't meant for him. And yet he keeps on coming back to it as if it was.
I really feel sorry for Dave, stuck in the middle of all this.
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
it was tying it into the rape-revenge stories and making light of a verys erious sub-genre that kind of offended me.