Dave Gibbons Says Before Watchmen Is Not Really Watchmen


We all know Alan Moore’s thoughts on the DC Comics Before Watchmen prequel, and now we know how Dave Gibbons feels.

The Watchmen artist recently attended the Gamecity Nottingham Festival where he talked all things Watchmen, and Gibbons basically said that everything that came after the Watchmen graphic novel — is not canon.

From the Zack Snyder-directed movie, to the Watchmen video game to the new prequel comics, Gibbons says “they’re really not Watchmen.”

“I didn’t have a lot of input in it. To me anything to do with the movies – as far as I’m concerned, what Alan and I did was the Watchmen graphic novel and a couple of illustrations that came out at the same time. Everything else – the movie, the game, the [laughs] prequels – are really not canon. They’re subsidiary. They’re not really Watchmen. They’re just something different.”

Check out more below with Gibbons including a discussion on the Batman and Superman characters.