I think it’s time I add a little fun to my blog. Here’s a little personal info about me.
I’m a HUGE comic book fan. While I love characters like X-Men, Spider-Man, and Captain America, I’m more of a DC Comics fanboy. Give me a Justice League story any day, and I’m a happy reader.
DC Comics, while famous for characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, is a reputable publishing company because of a book titled Watchmen.
Watchmen is arguably the greatest graphic novel ever written. It made Time Magazine’s “All-Time 100 Novels” list and is the only graphic novel to win the prestigious Hugo Award. The story was written by Alan Moore, who also wrote such critically acclaimed graphic novels as From Hell, V for Vendetta, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. He’s also written a handful of high profile graphic novels including Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? (a Superman series annual) and Batman: The Killing Joke. The latter is widely accepted as one of the finest Batman stories ever written, bested only by Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, both by Neo Noir writer Frank Miller (creator of the Sin City and 300 comics).
The 2009 film based on Watchmen is being directed by Zack Snyder, the visionary director behind the films Dawn of the Dead and 300, and produced by Lawrence Gordon (Die Hard), Lloyd Levin (United 93), and Deborah Snyder (300). It stars Malin Akerman as Laurie Juspeczyk, aka Silk Spectre II; Billy Crudup as Jon Osterman, aka Dr. Manhattan; Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt; aka Ozymandias; Jackie Earle Haley as Walter Kovacs, aka Rorschach; Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Edward Blake, aka the Comedian; and Patrick Wilson as Dan Dreiberg, aka Nite Owl II.
So, check it out for yourself. I can’t wait!