NRAMA: With all this buzz for Watchmen, and for those of us who’ve been around comics for a while, we understand why Dave Gibbons is the creative spokesman for the film and property – but if we extrapolate the buzz of the Watchmen trailer into phenomenon level in a few months, could it spur on a reaching out to Alan Moore by DC? Is there a desire there to be reached out to, even, on his part?
PL: I have the greatest respect for Alan and his work. We’d love to work with him again some day, in any fashion, if he chose to.
Thanks Newsarama for that hard hitting backtracking! No probing questions shining some light on the lack of respect the President & Publisher of DC Comics has for Alan Moore and his work that has made DC Comics a metric ton of money over the years? Oh right, I guess you don't want to anger anybody and lose future interviews and 'exclusive preview' access to such titles at FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS.
Oh how quickly we forget ALAN MOORE'S EXIT INTERVIEW. In particular, with examples of DC's active agenda to censor, edit, and general muck about with Moore's work, this bit stands out at me:
Moore also construes DC Comics has something of a rich stalker, what with their active pursuit of ABC Comics via Wildstorm after a failed attempt at Awesome Comics. Hey, maybe Alan Moore is full of shit! Or, you know, not?
Anyway, Paul Levitz is a spokesman and from most accounts a nice guy...so maybe this is more of a "Wag of the Finger" to Matt Brady maintaining that low level of journalistic discourse Newsarama is known for.