A opinião de Alan Moore sobre Before Watchmen
Você já deve saber que a DC está lançando histórias bastardas de Watchmen em quadrinho – aproveitando o fato de que o filme reacendeu a importância da franquia e que Alan Moore não pode apitar em nada no produto final. Olha as capas que já foram liberadas.
Mas o que o velho bruxo pensa dessas novas edições?
“As for the readers, I have to say that if you are a reader that just wanted your favorite characters on tap forever, and never cared about the creators, then actually you’re probably not the kind of reader that I was looking for. I have a huge respect for my audience. On the occasions when I meet them, they seem, I like to think, to be intelligent and scrupulous people. If people do want to go out and buy these Watchmen prequels, they would be doing me an enormous favor if they would just stop buying my other books. When I think of my audience, I like to have good thoughts and think about how lucky I am to have one that is as intelligent as mine and as moral as mine.
So, I wouldn’t want to think that my readership were the kind of comic fans who are just addicted to a regular fix of their favorite character and, “Yeah well Jack Kirby he’s not as good as he used to be, is he?” And, “Who cares that he created almost everything that Marvel have built their line upon?” And note, Jack Kirby, I’m saying, created them. I’m not even saying “Lee and Kirby.” From my perspective, it looks like Jack did most of the work.
The kind of readers who are prepared to turn a blind eye when the people who create their favorite reading material, their favorite characters, are marginalized or put to the wall–that’s not the kind of readers I want. So, even if it means a huge drop in sales upon my other work, I would prefer it that way. I mean, there’s no way I can police this, of course. But, I would hope that you wouldn’t want to buy a book knowing that its author actually had complete contempt for you. So, I’m hoping that will be enough.”