Watchmen sequel announced!

This just in: "Watchmen" creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have just signed Rob Liefeld to write and illustrate the sequel to their all-time great graphic novel! I was able to obtain a sneak preview of the upcoming cover:

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I feel the extra costuming elements really add something to the characters; I know I look forward to seeing what's in all those pouches, at least. And I got so tired of those Gibbons backgrounds, so full of detail and meaning. Give me good old-fashioned color gradients with lots of random lines hatching across it any day!

I also feel the change in writing duties bodes well, because who wants to spend all that time talking about history and relationships and blah blah blah? I say every page should be a splash page featuring The Watchmen jumping out of a helicopter in order to fight an opposing group of other super-powered characters, like maybe the zombie corpse of Moloch shooting laser beams from his undead eyes!!1!

This definitely is going to rock, I can't wait to read it.

(I wish I could credit the original creator of the image but I can't figure out who did it -- I found it through one of those random Google searches and it didn't have a source.)

14 Responses to Watchmen sequel announced!

  1. Avatar Skiriki says:

    DUDE. You nearly gave me a heart attack.

  2. Avatar Whit says:

    Oh, this is a joke? Joke’s on me.

  3. Avatar The Grizz says:

    It’s a little too early for April Fools, isn’t it Jeff?

  4. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    It’s never too early for April Fools!

  5. Avatar DJ says:

    Wow. I was a bit scared till I saw Robs name. Then I knew it was a joke.

  6. Avatar DJ says:

    By the way. Its a take off of the 1st Youngblood issue. Is there any way to view this larger?

  7. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    No, this is the size I found it on the web. Wish I knew who did it originally, it’s pretty funny.

  8. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Thanks DJ, that one’s better.

  9. Avatar DJ says:

    No problem. 🙂

  10. Avatar Cavalier says:

    You had me there for a while! That was great. I don’t blame you for not waiting for April.

  11. Avatar The Imp says:

    You’re gonna hate me, but I actually kind of dig Rorschach’s costume there…

  12. Avatar sergiofdezmiranda says:

    The story of the misterious image!!!
    From the original Source!

    http://blog.adlo.es/2010/08/el_divertido_caso_de_la_imagen_viajera.html

    We löve RÖB!

  13. Avatar Erk Lazer says:

    Rob! Is the greatest artist/writer/creator ever!!! Any of his works is ten times better than Watchmen. John Byrne is just bitter cause no body cares about him anymore while Rob! In still very much in his prime and making gazillions from all the movies they are making from his creations. BOR EVOL EW!!!!