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The One Good Thing About the Watchmen Prequels

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?Indeed, there is one good thing about DC’s Before Watchmen, and that’s the fact that DC is finally allowed to make — or is fine with making — merchandise based on the original graphic novel and not just the movie. I guess DC decided if they’re going to make more Watchmen comics they might as well go for the merchandise too, but whatever. You’ll finally be able to own 9-inch statues of comics-accurate Rorschach and Comedian some time later this year. Even Rorschach’s happy about it, as you can tell by his jaunty walk. (Via ToyNewsI)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.