DC Offers Watchmen Back to Alan Moore, But Only So They Can @#$% with It


?Alan Moore announced in his Alan Moore-y way that DC offered him the rights to Watchmen back, and he said no. Why would Moore do this? Did the crazy snake god who lives in his beard tell him to refuse? He explained to Wired:

“They offered me the rights to Watchmen
back, if I would agree to some dopey prequels and sequels,” the
influential comics legend told Wednesday by phone from his
home in Northampton, England. … “So I just told them that if they said that 10 years ago, when I
asked them for that, then yeah it might have worked,” he said. “But
these days I
don’t want Watchmen back
. Certainly, I don’t want it
back under those kinds of terms.”

Oh, DC. Let me paraphrase that exchange for you, because obviously you didn’t know what you were doing.

DC: Hi, Alan!
Alan Moore:
DC: We have your baby.
Alan Moore: I’m aware.
DC: We’ve been mildly abusing it for some time.
Alan Moore:
DC: We want to give it back.
Alan Moore: Really?
DC: Yes. But in exchange, you have to let us rape it.
Alan Moore: What?!
DC: We give you the baby back, but we get to rape it whenever we want. All orifices. What do you say?
Alan Moore: But if you keep the baby you can’t rape it?
DC: We’d like your permission to rape your baby.
Alan Moore: Keep the fucking baby. And get off my goddamn lawn.

And that’s one to grow on! Or something. (Via Robot 6)