For as long as I've known about the WATCHMEN, I've heard random rumors and speculation about the possibility of a sequel, but given what we know about the shaky relationship (or lack thereof) between Alan Moore and DC Comics, I always dismissed the idea. Our pal Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool posed the question and rumor that there may be more WATCHMEN in the works at DC Comics, now that Paul Levitz is gone and no longer protecting the characters.
The idea posed that would present new comics in the WATCHMEN universe in the form of prequels is one that, if they were to do it, would be one that I'd totally read. My main takeaway from the WATCHMEN movie (and a very recent movie) is that I wanted more of the early days of the heroes, in the 1940s. There really are tons of great ideas that could be mined. But could it exist without Alan Moore or Dave Gibbons? The natural idea is to assume that Alan Moore won't even consider the idea, but Dave Gibbons could write and draw it. But what if he didn't? Would you read a Zander Cannon/Gene Ha WATCHMEN story?