So in the Alan Moore thread (http://bullpenbulletinspodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1282.0
) there has been a debate on whether or not Alan Moore is a dick. One of the arguments brought up on the “yes he is” side is the following: "by bashing movies based on his work, he is potentially damaging its profits, thus hurting the kick back to his artist collaborators."
It's a good argument. If Alan Moore was a nice guy, he would leave the Watchmen movie alone and let Dave Gibbons collect his big check.....that is, unless Dave Gibbons himself is, in fact, a huge dick!
So that brings me to the power line of the week. It is from Watchman #2, with pencils and inks by Mr. Gibbons and colours by John Higgins:
Do you see the powerline in the above image? Cause I'm having a hard time seeing it! It’s like a freakin’ Where’s Waldo book
. Look to the right, above the can that is being thrown. It might be hard to identify because it doesn’t have any freakin’ wires on it.
Worst. Power line. Ever.
And you know what’s even worse than that? It’s the only power pole in the entire maxi series! Gibbons had 12 issues to show us a grand and epic power line and that’s the best he could do?
Dave Gibbons is clearly an Anti-Poleite (…the ‘e’ has to be added in that word, otherwise it would sound like he’s anti manners). This image is irrefutable evidence that Gibbons is actually evil incarnate and that Alan Moore is actually a hero for attempting to deny Gibbons movie money (money which I am sure he would use for some sort of twisted world domination scheme involving the elimination of all power lines).