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4 Responses to "Book News for Wednesday, March 15, 2006"
March 24, 2006 at 11:12 AM
I intended the Alan Moore comment in jest, Tab, but you have to admit that "V for Vendetta" helped make Alan Moore's reputation in the U.S. (where his "Marvelman" work wasn't widely distributed) as much as, if not more than, his tenure on "Swamp Thing." While DC does own "V," as well as "Watchmen," you can't honestly believe Moore doesn't get ample royalties for his work. (Or maybe you can, I don't know.) But it's true: what he chooses to do with his name on the film adaptations of his work is entirely up to him. But that doesn't mean I can't make jokes about it. Though I do love the credit at the end of "V": "Based on the Graphic Novel Illustrated by David Lloyd."
March 23, 2006 at 07:36 PM
Idiocy, it seems, is bliss. Regarding Alan Moore: the writer has refused all money connected with V for Vendetta, so the film, at least, is not making him "rich" or "famous." Do you imagine that the original comic, owned now by DC, is making Moore "rich" or "famous"? Have you seen the film? I believe that it opened about a week after this blog entry. Have you seen it by now? If so, do you still stand by your dismissal of Moore and, in your curiously twisted entry, his supposed money grubbing? For the most part, the Powell's blog kisses up to writers. But when it occasionally choses to attack a someone, it happens to be an author of integrity already victimized by publishers many times over. But of course, you knew that, right? Because you did a whole lot of research into the Moore - DC case. Right? Ah, the blogosphere, where the thrill of instant publication is only impeded by actual research.
March 15, 2006 at 04:33 PM
"Happy" ides? Isn't it "BEWARE the ides of March"?
March 15, 2006 at 03:56 PM
Are you extra-cranky today or am I just projecting? Anyway, keep up the good work, I love this blog.
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