I just couldn’t buy into the idea of the world’s smartest man and the world’s most powerful living being wouldn’t just get together and effortlessly change the world.
I was never sold on the idea that the world’s smartest man would somehow be the world’s biggest idiot. (laughs) It asks you to accept that and I can’t buy into that logic because either he’s the world’s smartest man or he’s not.
I always thought that Ozymandias and Dr. Manhattan would get together on day one and exchange ideas, and then Dr. Manhattan would get rid of all the bombs and go on TV and they’d ask, “Is there anything you’d want him to do? We’ve eliminated the nuclear arsenals of the world, so let’s start negotiating.”
I kind of felt with the plot, that logic was broken, and the realism didn’t seem real any more, and that didn’t sit well with me.”
Grant Morrison on Watchmen (via tychokepler)
So I’m convinced Grant Morrison uses a subspace highway in my mind cause the mother fucker knows what I think about.
The smartest thing DC’s done with these Watchmen prequels is put some quality talent on them. JMS, Azzarello, Darywyn Cooke, Kuberts – this definitely isn’t the new 52 featuring a “Where are they now” murderer’s row of 90′s talent.
It’s funny, every interview you read with the people on these books is weirdly defensive. They give reasons for why this is okay, reasons why Moore shouldn’t be mad, reasons why this is a good idea – and the thing is, the product will show all that if it’s good. Don’t tell us Moore shouldn’t be upset about this, don’t try to take some moral high ground. Just do a good job on it and shut the fuck up. None of you had a burning desire to tell a new Night Owl story. This isn’t some kind of passion project you’ve wanted to do for years.
You are talented and DC recognizes that and is giving you a lot of money to work on a very controversial project. Just say that, do your best work and shut up about it.