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Let the Before Watchmen Onslaught Begin

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Who watches the Watchmen? Everybody who watches Attack of the Show on G4, Doctor Who on BBC America, and the Onion News Network on whatever the hell channel it’s on, as DC will be airing the above commercial during those shows. I don’t have anything particularly clever to say about this, other than despite the protestations of writers, artists and comic fans, and whether or not it’s actually any good, and despite whatever sacrifices Alan Moore makes to his ridiculous snake god, it’s incredibly likely that Before Watchmen will sell a bunch of copies and make DC lots and lots of money. The first issue of the first of the seven series, Minutemen, comes out on Wednesday. Hurm. (Via Comic Book Resources)

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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.