Wednesday, 22 November 2017
DOOMSDAY CLOCK - THE MOORE THE MERRIER...? (UPDATED)
Given the recent news that DC COMICS are releasing a 12-part follow-up to WATCHMEN, it's perhaps not surprising that certain corners of the comics world are pompously pontificating about the 'injustice' heaped upon ALAN MOORE and DAVE GIBBONS. Apparently, they were promised that copyright would revert to them if the collected book edition of their original series ever went out of print - but it never has. Presumably that'll be because it still makes a profit, so how could any intelligent person really expect to be handed back the rights to something that was still earning money for its publishers? The only way it'll ever go out of print is if/when it's been milked dry, something even Simple Simon could've told you. I don't know what Alan Moore's response is to the current situation, but here's a post I wrote back in 2012, around the time of the movie, and I think the points it makes are still pertinent today.
I've only met ALAN MOORE twice. The first time was in 1984 at a comic mart in the MOIR HALL in Glasgow's MITCHELL LIBRARY, and the second was in 1985 in the 2000 A.D. offices in KING'S REACH TOWER in London. On that first occasion STEVE MacMANUS gave me my break into the comics industry and, afterwards, the 2000 A.D. team, Alan Moore, BERNIE JAYE, various other comics people and myself, invaded the CENTRAL HOTEL for a chat and a little light libation.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, November 22, 2017