Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As most comics fans know, Alan Moore was originally going to use the Charlton characters for the his Watchmen series. I think that he and DC ultimately made the right decision in creating all-new characters for the story instead, but part of me has always been curious as to what the final result would have looked like if he had gone with The Question, Blue Beetle, Nightshade and the rest, rather than Rorschach, Nite-Owl, Silk Spectre and the other cast members of Watchmen. How much would the use of the Charlton gang have affected mainstream DC continuity down the line? Would the comic have still reached its legendary status, spawning prequels and a movie? It's interesting to speculate on, but I am glad we have two sets of cool characters instead of just one.