?Oh, c’mon, you knew this was coming. With DC’s announcement they would
soullessly cash in on one of the most popular and notably complete comic stories of all time release seven miniseries set before Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic Watchmen, I think most of us are a bit… concerned that they might not live up to the original. Certainly, they’ve got some greatest artists and writers on the books, but really, it’s like good bands doing a Beatles cover — they might be good, but the chances of them being as good as the originals is really fucking slim.
Of course, the more exciting possibility is that they’ll be fucking terrible, which would allow the entire nerdernet to point at DC imperiously and say “I TOLD YOU SO,” possibly while Alan Moore’s serpent god bites them in the genitals. So for this week’s contest, let’s give DC a hand by showing what to avoid, namely by creating the worst possible scenes we can imagine happening in Before Watchmen.
Now, please recall there’s one title for each of the six main Watchmen characters (Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Silk Spectre, The Comedian, Nite Owl and Ozymandias) plus one for the Minutemen, the pre-Watchmen team. So try to stick to those, although that should give you plenty of leeway.
Three entries — i.e., “scenes” — per person. The contest will at 11:25pm EST on Sunday, February 5th, 35 minutes before midnight, because I think I’m so fucking clever, and because I want to see how many people totally miss this. Have a great weekend, folks. I’m told the weather looks like giant naked ladies, so you might want to carry around your umbrella.