Dan DiDio: 'Before Watchmen' is 'love letter' to Alan Moore's creation
Published May 19 2012, 14:55 BST | By Hugh Armitage
Dan DiDio has described Before Watchmen
as a "love letter" to Alan Moore's creation.
The DC Comics co-publisher also indicated that more follow-ups to Watchmen
may be forthcoming.
DiDio told The Guardian
that if Moore reads the prequels, he hopes he "looks at them with an open mind and a chance to understand this is a love letter to what he created, and more importantly that the strength of his work is allowing other people to grow and tell other stories which will hopefully inspire other creators along the way".
DiDio added: "In the way he was inspired by the creators when he was younger, we're hoping these ideas and these books are inspiring new people, so that we continue to grow the comics business as a whole."
When asked about further tie-ins, DiDio said: "Let's wait and see how these work first. At this point the audience will decide that."
DC's plans to revive the celebrated 1986 miniseries have been dogged by controversy
Moore has described the comics industry as the "original gangsters"
, while DiDio's co-publisher Jim Lee said that the veteran writer should have read his contract more carefully
will launch in June.