"One Of The Biggest Mistakes They Could Make" – Watchmen's Colourist, John Higgins On DC Rebirth Plot Twist

Alongside Comicapalooza, Heroes Comic Con, Denver Comic Con and Awesome Las Vegas Comic Con and Wizard World Sacramento this weekend, there was also a big show going on in Russia's capital. Moscow Comic Con.

It was a show that John Higgins, comic book writer/artist and colourist of Watchmen, attended. And was asked by Bleeding Cool's Senior Russian Correspondent Kirill Sukhov about the return of a certain comic book to DC Continuity. Higgins said,

"I've heard rumors that it was going to happen. But I can't believe that they would do it. I can't believe that they would strangle the Golden Goose. Because you can only make money go so far. When we did "Before Watchmen" we weren't merging any universes or messing around with the characters outside of their own universe, because everything had already been established. The idea of having the Watchmen characters playing within the DC Universe I think is one of the biggest mistakes that they could make. I know why they're doing it and I don't blame the business minds for doing it, but it's a silly thing to do. You know, they've made some decisions over the last few years that really make you wonder about who's actually running the place now – is it the accountants or the creative people? And it seems more like the accountants are. So I completely disagree with it, if that's what they're going to do."

Here is Kirill Sukhov's runaround look at the show…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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