Eerily well timed, I suppose.
The e-book begins off with a president being assassinated and apparently Rorschach (or a Rorschach lookalike) being implicated. From there, the story unfolds as you’ll anticipate: new “nodes of data” that assist the noir homicide thriller unfold over the course of the restricted collection.
The brand new collection wouldn’t have occurred with out Lindelof’s tv present, King advised him. “I didn’t need to do that. That they had provided it to me a lot earlier and I had stated no,” he stated. “You don’t need to be the man who follows Richard Pryor on stage, to inform the following joke. It simply units you up for failure…after I first noticed [the] present, I bear in mind simply wanting on the first episode, and I stated, ‘Oh, somebody can observe Pryor.’” So King matched with the man who drew the Query for him once before in Fornes, and the pair went to work.
King revealed that he’s pulling from not solely the comedian and his understanding of Steve Ditko’s life, but in addition from a protracted out of print Watchmen RPG module (which we additionally used to fill within the blanks in the Watchmen HBO show timeline). However whereas the creators of the brand new e-book are leaning closely on the basic comedian for reference, they’re not attempting to trot out a canopy model of the track Moore and Gibbons performed the primary time.
“If we advised it the very same approach Alan did, we might be doing precise reverse of what he did, which was innovation,” King stated. “So we’re utilizing these form of bizarre tales and bizarre influences and it’s very noir drenched to form of get away from that unique Watchmen, the right way to inform the story, however to get at that vast themes of that story.”