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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:00 pm 
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http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/02/ ... -watchmen/

Personally, I think we dodged a bullet with this one. What say you?

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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/02/kevin-smith-turned-down-writing-before-watchmen/

Personally, I think we dodged a bullet with this one. What say you?


I actually haven't read that many Kevin Smith comics, but do feel like Watchmen would have been a poor fit for him.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Smith's work on Daredevil is phenomenal, and I also love his work on Batman and Green Hornet, and have heard good things about his Green Arrow.
I would have been fine with him.

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I read his Green Hornet run and loved it, but that's about it.

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He himself said he is not Alan Moore, but none of the people involved are, he would've been a good fit, his Green Hornet run is severely underrated.

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What story would he have told, I wonder? I don't know the other writers, but Azzarello is a perfect fit for the Comedian and Rorschach.

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What story would he have told, I wonder? I don't know the other writers, but Azzarello is a perfect fit for the Comedian and Rorschach.


Nite Owl II or Silk Spectre II, deffinitely, he knows how to write superheroes without straying into the "too cynic" or "too naive" categories in which many writers tend to fall, he would've been succesful in finding the balance Nite Owl II and Silk Spectre II need for their stories.

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Dan wrasslin' Laurie, "how many blue dicks did you suck?" :lol:

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So i started reading Cacophony last night, and it's good, don't get me wrong... but I'm kind of glad that Smith turned them down.

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
So i started reading Cacophony last night, and it's good, don't get me wrong... but I'm kind of glad that Smith turned them down.


I like Cacophony alright, particularly a scene between Joker and Batman in the last issue. It's nothing special but I was amused. Really though, I don't think Smith is a good fit even if I really adore his writing. It makes more sense that people with more experience in the comics medium would be given the chance to do Watchmen spin-offs.

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Widening Gyre is a hell of a lot better than "Cock-joke-ophany"

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Smutty wrote:
Widening Gyre is a hell of a lot better than "Cock-joke-ophany"


I was slightly skeptical about Widening Gyre due to some EXTREMELY negative reviews I read. Apparently Kevin Smith wrote the whole thing blazed out of his mind and if Hunter S. Thompson ever taught us anything it's being fucked up can sure make for some interesting stories.

But getting back on topic... I'd imagine Smith writing Nite Owl's early plot line, showing a young Dan day-dreaming of dressing up and doing good. In ways I can understand how Smith would be able to capture that innocence but I honestly don't think he has the restraint to make it work. It's like his movie Red State, which I like alright. He tried to create something that clearly wasn't his standard material but for the first 20-30 minutes of the movie all the dialogue is really heavy-handed and annoying (I personally really got into it after the well-delivered sermon by Michael Parks). It eventually managed to settle down and he found his place but Watchmen isn't the property that allows you to dick around for 2-3 issues. You have to be on that shit from the get-go if there's any means to make these prequels seemed justified and frankly Smith isn't the kind of writer who can easily jump into other realms.

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