WATCHMEN Creator Alan Moore Has Told DC To Donate Any Of His Future Royalties To Black Lives Matter

WATCHMEN Creator Alan Moore Has Told DC To Donate Any Of His Future Royalties To Black Lives Matter

Watchmen creator Alan Moore is back on the warpath, sharing his disdain for comic books (and those who read them) while explaining why he no longer accepts royalty checks from DC Comics. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Sep 14, 2023 04:09 AM EST
Filed Under: Watchmen
Source: The Telegraph

Alan Moore has made his disdain for superheroes known on countless occasions now and has no love for the companies he once worked for. That's particularly the case with DC Comics, with Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and Batman: The Killing Joke among the stories he penned for them. 

The writer, who has never appreciated his work being adapted for film and television, recently spoke with The Telegraph and confirmed he's told DC to send all his future royalty checks to Black Lives Matter. 

Asked if it's true he splits his royalty money with other creatives, Moore responded, "I no longer wish it to even be shared with them. I don’t really feel, with the recent films, that they have stood by what I assumed were their original principles. So I asked for DC Comics to send all of the money from any future TV series or films to Black Lives Matter."

After once again suggesting comic books are meant solely for children, the writer explained why he no longer wishes to meet fans. 

"I’ve become used to a more virtual world. And I’ve kind of forgone public appearances, partly because I’m a bit old and doddery - and, as I get older, as you can see I get more unsightly - but also I was finding at comic conventions I’d talk to people and they were looking at me like they were having some sort of religious experience rather than an ordinary conversation."

"So I’ve sort of retired into what I probably originally thought a writer’s life was like, where you sit at home and write books."

Moore also appears to have little in the way of love for the writers and artists who have been inspired by his work in the comic book industry. "I didn’t mean my experiments with comics to be immediately taken up as something that the whole industry should do."

"When I was doing things like Watchmen," he continues, "I was not saying that dark psychopathic characters are really cool, but that does seem to be the message that the industry took for the next 20 years."

Moore being a cranky curmudgeon is nothing new but it's always a little disappointing to hear about the disdain he has for this genre. As for his royalty checks, what the prolific writer does with those is obviously his choice and he'll presumably receive nothing for next year's animated Watchmen adaptation.

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FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 9/14/2023, 5:01 AM
AmazingFILMporg
AmazingFILMporg - 9/14/2023, 5:20 AM
@PlusUltra -


Isn't black lives matter a scam organization?


I believe in the slogan but the actual organization has proven to be a scam, right?


The leader used funds to buy herself a million dollar home and hired her family in executive roles when they had zero experience running anything 😬...



Am I wrong?


FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 9/14/2023, 5:32 AM
@AmazingFILMporg - Name a philanthropist that isn’t a millionaire? They all eat from these charities. That’s the nature of that game. But it’s the sentiment behind your donation that matters. It’s out of your control where the money ultimately ends up either way.
marvel72
marvel72 - 9/14/2023, 5:37 AM
@PlusUltra - So don't donate if isn't going to the people that actually need it.
FireandBlood
FireandBlood - 9/14/2023, 5:40 AM
@marvel72 - Lets be honest. You wouldn’t donate to Black Lives Matter anyway, regardless of where that money lands.
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