Watchmen Spin-Off von Tom King

15. Juli 2020 Cpt.Schlabberhose


Mit kryptischen Tweets und Posts machte Autor Tom King es den Lesern aber auch in den letzten Monaten echt spannend (hier und hier). Nun hat das rätseln ein Ende. DC Comics gab bekannt, dass King zusammen mit Zeichner Jorge Fornés, Kolorist Dave Stewart und Letterer Clayton Cowles ein zwölfteiliges Watchmen Spin-Off betitelt mit Rohrschach herausbringen soll.

Die "sehr politische" Maxi-Serie, so King, knüpft mit einem Zeitsprung von 35 Jahren, an die Geschehnisse aus Alan Moore's Meisterwerk Watchmen an und erscheint am 13. Oktober für den US-Markt unter dem DC Black Label Imprint.


Cover, Beschreibung, Tom King Statement und Preview:


It’s been 35 years since Ozymandias was exposed for dropping a giant telepathic squid on New York City, killing thousands and ending the public’s trust in heroes once and for all. The Minutemen are gone; only their memory lives on. Especially the infamy of Rorschach, who has become a cultural icon since Dr. Manhattan turned him to dust.

Rorschach may have spoken truth, but he wasn't a hero...

So what does it mean when Rorschach reappears as part of a pair of assassins trying to kill the first candidate to oppose President Robert Redford in decades? Follow one determined detective as he walks backward in time, uncovering the identities and motives of the would-be killers, taking him deep into a dark conspiracy of alien invasions, disgraced do-gooders, mystical visions, and yes, comic books.


Tom King:

"Like the HBOWatchmenshow and very much like the original '86Watchmen, this is a very political work. It’s an angry work. We’re so angry all the time now. We have to do something with that anger. It’s calledRorschachnot because of the character Rorschach, but because what you see in these characters tells you more about yourself than about them."