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Comics of Infinite Earths: Alan Moore's Twilight

Gary Oswald

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Really good article that. I read the initial pitch for Twilight by Moore and was like 'ok, Alan' because yeah it sounded awful but you're absolutely right Charles that if it got published it wouldn't look anything like that thanks to the DC editors going '... no' on a bunch of stuff.
 

Fenwick

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From the spec outline what I enjoy the most is how Moore, the guy who currently denounces commercialism and various aspects of modern superhero media rooted his Twilight story in the idea that "we will make soooo much money off of this."

At the same time like Watchmen had Moore gone to Marvel with this the entire idea would be feasible thanks to What if...? on the shelves and allowing for crazy stories and ideas.
 

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It does feel like something that, arguably, could have been pulled off if he'd pitched it as an independent universe.
 

Charles EP M.

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I read the initial pitch for Twilight by Moore and was like 'ok, Alan' because yeah it sounded awful but you're absolutely right Charles that if it got published it wouldn't look anything like that thanks to the DC editors going '... no' on a bunch of stuff.
Some of it, you have to wonder if Moore was taking the piss.

I am disappointed. I thought I was going to read about Alan Moore's take on Stephanie Meyer's Twilight.
Cullen turns out to have been all the literary vampires and there's scenes done in pastiches of 1960s girls comics
 

Fenwick

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All I know is that Twilight breaks the one main rule of dating I have. Half your age plus seven. Edward is 117 so he can date a 65 year old. Dating a teenager? That is just creepy. Like... what do they even talk about?
 

Gary Oswald

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All I know is that Twilight breaks the one main rule of dating I have. Half your age plus seven. Edward is 117 so he can date a 65 year old. Dating a teenager? That is just creepy. Like... what do they even talk about?
I do like the idea of an immortal vampire constantly getting into trouble with the police not for biting necks but rather by dating people their own age and because they permanently look young, all their partners get arrested for noncing.
 

Fenwick

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I do like the idea of an immortal vampire constantly getting into trouble with the police not for biting necks but rather by dating people their own age and because they permanently look young, all their partners get arrested for noncing.
I mean to me even more funny is the idea of this clearly teenage looking guy who cannot use a cell phone, email, Netflix, and a dozen other things. He has a rotatory phone in his house and listens to 1930s jazz records. Stuck in the past but looking like "an old soul" kind of teenager in the present.
 

Alex Richards

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I mean to me even more funny is the idea of this clearly teenage looking guy who cannot use a cell phone, email, Netflix, and a dozen other things. He has a rotatory phone in his house and listens to 1930s jazz records. Stuck in the past but looking like "an old soul" kind of teenager in the present.
It would be an issue for the entire period from 1960-2015 when suddenly he's just a Hipster.
 

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All I know is that Twilight breaks the one main rule of dating I have. Half your age plus seven. Edward is 117 so he can date a 65 year old. Dating a teenager? That is just creepy. Like... what do they even talk about?
Twilight is just the story of a hundred-year-old pedophile.
 

Fenwick

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Twilight is just the story of a hundred-year-old pedophile.
To me the “romance” works best as the intro to some US or UK “Hunter” agency or society. Some dumb teen in the woods with a vampire suddenly sees red dots all over her vampire Romeo and then “get down!” As he is tased and drops to the ground. “Subject 12 is down and the girl is safe.”
 

Gary Oswald

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Meyer's Twilight is a classic wish fulfilment power fantasy of the sort teenage boys get all the time. But teenage girls rarely get that kind of story, wherein the desires that the protagonist has in the first chapter she gets in full in the last chapter rather than learning that she actually wants something else. So it became a much bigger hit than the quality really demanded because it was filling a niche. And then of course a lot of adult men decided that the existence of something that was aimed at a demographic that wasn't them was a cultural crisis.

Anyway this is all very off topic. Moore's twilight isn't really a power fantasy for anyone, you wouldn't really want to be any of the characters in it, which is one of the reasons it'd have to get edited to shit.
 

Charles EP M.

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It does feel like something that, arguably, could have been pulled off if he'd pitched it as an independent universe.
That's a thought. He probably could, but would it work if it's sort-of-Superman-but-not in the House of Iron and he's undone by Jim Augustus, Welsh Occultist alongside the Black Terror? Part of the power would be lost.

OTOH an Astro City type deal means he doesn't have to just use DC and you could get some more mileage out of using distaff Marvel, Charlton, Image, DC Thomson even type things. And Moore likely would use DC Thomson kids-with-gimmicks heroes. Everyone in the barrio drinking at Minnie's.

To me the “romance” works best as the intro to some US or UK “Hunter” agency or society. Some dumb teen in the woods with a vampire suddenly sees red dots all over her vampire Romeo and then “get down!” As he is tased and drops to the ground. “Subject 12 is down and the girl is safe.”
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