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Watchmen book SIGNED by Dave Gibbons (the artist) £11.99 instore/online @ Forbidden Planet (Also "Watching The Watchmen" signed by Dave Gibbons £11.99 Hardback)

£11.99 @ Forbidden Planet UK
I thought some "Watchmen"/Graphic Novel fan/collector would be interested in this. As it has a RRP of £17.99 this seems a pretty good price for the book anyway. This is a genuinly signed copy of t… Read More
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I thought some "Watchmen"/Graphic Novel fan/collector would be interested in this. As it has a RRP of £17.99 this seems a pretty good price for the book anyway.

This is a genuinly signed copy of the book available from Forbidden Planet by the artist Dave Gibbons.

Moore mixes a huge canvas of world-shaking events with the intimately personal scale. It's magnificent and, along with Moore's 'V For Vendetta' and Miller's 'Dark Knight Returns' is one of the Big Three graphic novels which really did redefine the genre; it's still the measure by which good writers and artists set themselves.

About This Publication
Author: Alan Moore
Artist: Dave Gibbons
ISBN: 9781852860240
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Titan Books
Published on: 01/10/1987
EAN: 978185286024001799
Type: Graphic Novel
Genre: Superheroes
Universe: DC
Family: Watchmen

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Watching The Watchmen signed by Dave Gibbons £11.99
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Acclaimed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels, 'Watchmen' is widely considered to be the greatest graphic novel of all time.

In 'Watching the Watchmen,' artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of 'Watchmen,' opening his archives to reveal excised pages, early versions of the script, original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches and much more, including posters, covers and rare portfolio art.

Featuring the breathtaking design of Chip Kidd and Mike Essl, 'Watching the Watchmen' is both a major art book in its own right, and the definitive companion to the graphic novel that changed an industry.

About This Publication
Author: Dave Gibbons
Artist: Dave Gibbons
ISBN: 9781848560413
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Titan Books
Published on: 30/10/2008
EAN: 978184856041302499
Type: Graphic Novel
Genre: Superheroes
Universe: DC
Family: Watchmen

Watching The Watchmen (Previews Exclusive Hardcover) Signed by Dave Gibbons £22.10
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Acclaimed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels, 'Watchmen' is widely considered to be the greatest graphic novel of all time.

In 'Watching the Watchmen,' artist Dave Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of 'Watchmen,' opening his archives to reveal excised pages, early versions of the script, original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches and much more, including posters, covers and rare portfolio art.

Featuring the breathtaking design of Chip Kidd and Mike Essl, 'Watching the Watchmen' is both a major art book in its own right, and the definitive companion to the graphic novel that changed an industry.

This special edition version comes with a signature page from Dave Gibbons, unseen archive art and a set of eight art cards.

Watchmen (Hardcover) Signed by Dave Gibbons £26.99
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This is DC Comics' first-ever hardcover edition of the Hugo Award-winning epic from writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, offered at DC's standard trim size!

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, 'Watchmen' has only grown in stature since its original publication.

This volume features a new cover by Gibbons and contains the high-quality, recoloured pages found in the Absolute Edition, which were restored by WildStorm FX and original series colourist John Higgins. Also included are selected bonus sketch materials.
#2
I have the orginal watchman comics signed by the author. Does taht mean they are worthless too?

They were worth more in teh early ninetie (or laste eighties cant remember)
#3
Just so you know, they usually sign a few bits of paper which are then glued into the book rather than the actual book getting signed.
#4
drpete7
I have the orginal watchman comics signed by the author. Does taht mean they are worthless too?

They were worth more in teh early ninetie (or laste eighties cant remember)


Singed by who ? Dave Gibbons or Alan Moore ?
If it's Alan you can name your own price...
#5
I bought one of these for my Brother for Christmas. I asked the guy about it in Forbidden Planet and he says that they actually print them off. So the whole book is put together by them, it is a just a normal page that is signed. I don't know about manufacturing to go on about this anymore.
[mod]#6
amackie
I bought one of these for my Brother for Christmas. I asked the guy about it in Forbidden Planet and he says that they actually print them off. So the whole book is put together by them, it is a just a normal page that is signed. I don't know about manufacturing to go on about this anymore.


You mean the signature is not real? That it's printed off? I can't believe that; surely they'd have to say that on the website. That's outrageous if that is the case. What do you mean by "the whole book is put together by them"?
#7
Titan Books is owned by Forbidden Planet
1 Like #8
steve1221
Singed by who ? Dave Gibbons or Alan Moore ?
If it's Alan you can name your own price...


I have the first five signed by them both :D
#9
ElBuc
I have the first five signed by them both :D


Your kidding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alan sig is like rocking house poo. He doesn't do the conventions any more...

There worth a packet !
#10
is this the first issue? the latest issue? all the issues? I have no idea.
#11
Got this copy (just with the other version of the cover). It's the reissue from around 2005, the copy I bought from Borders doesn't have printed signature so hopefully this is real.

Fantastic book as well, just finished re-reading it :-)
#12
Anyone bought this instore? Is it definitely signed and £11.99? Or is this just online?
1 Like #13
I have nothing to say. I just have to show up on every Watchmen thread.
#14
Pokey
I have nothing to say. I just have to show up on every Watchmen thread.


No one's going to argue with you with an avatar like that !!!!
#15
OK, so I remember queuing up at the bar that used to be at the back of CentrePoint to get all editions signed by both Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore. I also have the limited edition of the badge set in the cellophane seal and I have the first and second edition smiley badge with the blood streak that came out around then too... Stored at my mum's house but possibly worth digging out. Approximate value anyone?
#16
What a great graphic novel - one of the best I've ever read!
#18
steve1221
Singed by who ? Dave Gibbons or Alan Moore ?
If it's Alan you can name your own price...

steve1221
Your kidding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alan sig is like rocking house poo. He doesn't do the conventions any more...

There worth a packet !

..it's worth something? He (Moore) lives around the corner and shops at the same local shops.. nice guy. I could probably get something signed for you if you want.
#19
feival
OK, so I remember queuing up at the bar that used to be at the back of CentrePoint to get all editions signed by both Dave Gibbons and Alan Moore. I also have the limited edition of the badge set in the cellophane seal and I have the first and second edition smiley badge with the blood streak that came out around then too... Stored at my mum's house but possibly worth digging out. Approximate value anyone?


Wait 'til the movie hits and you'll make a packet. I sold my 300 comics when that movie came out for £60, they weren't signed or anywhere as rare as what you have!
#20
didn't even know there is a movie. After my year before uni out I gave up collecting American comics- far too expensive for a student. To be honest, I secretly wish I still collected them but at 36 years old...
#21
Adamo
..it's worth something? He (Moore) lives around the corner and shops at the same local shops.. nice guy. I could probably get something signed for you if you want.


adamo

assume thats in northampton?
i lived and worked there, and i remember him shopping at sainsburys when i worked there on customer service, always wanted to get his autograph but never happy bothering him.

AM seems like a nice bloke on the tv stuff i have seen since those days, he was v unhappy with way some of his work has been filmed, and the whole ownership thing of his work esp by DC.
i loved his early work, disappointed with big numbers not getting finished, but loved V for, and watchmen. Not sure film will do it justice but its been around the planning stage long enough !

Would love to see DC give him the respect he is due
#22
Can anyone confirm that this is definitely signed and not a copy. Would make a great valentine's day present for the OH.
#23
andywedge
You mean the signature is not real? That it's printed off? I can't believe that; surely they'd have to say that on the website. That's outrageous if that is the case. What do you mean by "the whole book is put together by them"?


No as in the print out the books themselves, and then get them signed.
#24
ElBuc
I have the first five signed by them both :D



You think that's good. in 1987/88 I went into the old FP they had some of the original art from Watchmen. Each page was about £80 to £180.

Currently each page goes for about £7K to £10K.

No I couldn't afford the £80 back then. but hey ho.
#25
dont get me started on comics
Sandman, that was one of my faves along with matt wagners grendel, and HATE

stopped collecting as it was costing me too much and had a young family on the go.
I still have boxes from early 90s with a few classics from years gone by.
#26
10% off is for FP international (.co.uk) so won't work online for .com
#27


does this work now? i used it a few times on various accounts but last time i tried it had stopped, and i stopped buying from them.

i have a fair few marvel figurines to get and with quidco and 10% off its a good price.
#28
momomo
You think that's good. in 1987/88 I went into the old FP they had some of the original art from Watchmen. Each page was about £80 to £180.

Currently each page goes for about £7K to £10K.

No I couldn't afford the £80 back then. but hey ho.


Damn. I remember all of that lot too. Back then £80 seemed like soooo much money. not that isn't now but if I was collecting today I would definitely treat myself...
#29
going to cambridge on saturday, will nip in and have a look. heat added.
[mod] 1 Like #30
amackie
No as in the print out the books themselves, and then get them signed.


Got ya. Phew.:thumbsup:
#31
steve1221
Singed by who ? Dave Gibbons or Alan Moore ?
If it's Alan you can name your own price...


that's nice to know, i've got a trade paperback signed from when alan was still making appearances, along with a signing tour poster
[mod]#32
spikewerx
that's nice to know, i've got a trade paperback signed from when alan was still making appearances, along with a signing tour poster


You'll be looking for that to put safe now.

BTW, bit off the beaten track.

But an old friend of mine has a genuine copy of Detective Comics 27 from 1939. I offered him £10 for it, but he said "no thanks":p

I've got issue 1 (with all the bumph that came with it i.e. map/blueprints of Arkham Asylum and some other stuff) of "Batman : Shadow of The Bat" and that is signed by Alan Grant. Anyone any idea whether I can plan my retirement yet?
#33
£10.79 at Amazon and Waterstones, unsigned of course.
Sadly I missed out on this phenomenon. From the comments, sounds like it's worth a read.
[mod] 1 Like #34
blahblahdoh
£10.79 at Amazon and Waterstones, unsigned of course.
Sadly I missed out on this phenomenon. From the comments, sounds like it's worth a read.


The film is out VERY soon. Read the book(s) now before the you see the film.
#35
I ordered one of these "Signed by the Author" copies of 'Watching the Watchmen' from FP, which turned up the other day - and I'll be ****ed if I can find the actual signature. The closest thing I can find is on one page right near that back which says "Best Wishes, Dave Gibbons" in hand-written squiggles, but it looks printed onto the page. Keep meaning to have a look at a copy in-store somewhere to check if it's the same. Anyone else got one? Bit of a swizz, if you ask me...
#36
The movie version of The Watchmen has been in production for many many years and gone through several different directors. Having read the comics (and loved them), what I've seen of the film in its now completed form (the delay in release is because of some kind of copyrighting issues as far as I understand) looks to be very faithful and should hopefully do them justice.

Here's hoping.
#37
Seems like a great deal (if it's really not just a printed sig) have some heat.

For those who haven't read it:
Watchmen is widely regarded as the best graphic novel of all time, and has appeared in Time Magazine's top 100 novels of all time, so that's kinda how good it is. But bear in mind it was written back in the 80's and that as groundbreaking as it was back then, it may seem a little less so now... many of the comics we have these days only exist because of Watchmen pushing the boat out, so you need to keep in mind "this was the first" when you read it :)

Alan Moore got shafted one too many times by Hollywood, even getting taken to court once by some *****s who claimed he had stolen the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 'movie concept' from them (an yes, it was a fkn terrible movie, nothing like his books). I assume he won that one, but I remember him saying that he wouldn't have been treated as badly if he had "molested and murdered a busload of retarded children after giving them heroin". Since then he has had his name removed from all adaptations of his work (V For Vendetta says 'based on the graphic novel illustrated by David Lloyd', no mention of Moore) and will have nothing to do, in any way, with any new movies being made - he even donates every penny of his royalties to the book's artist. Agree/disagree with his stance, you still gotta respect his resolve.

The Watchmen movie arrives in cinema's 6th March. It was *almost* delayed due to a last minute legal battle between Warners (the studio who made the movie) and Fox, who claimed ownership of the rights to distribute it. If the case had proceeded it could have delayed the movie from release well into 2010 or beyond, so Warners have settled out of court and agreed to pay a rumoured HUGE fee to Fox to allow it to be released unhindered. Let's hope it's worth it...

I for one am looking forward to the movie with the kind of epileptic excitement normally reserved for hyperactive kids visiting McDonalds. The ending has apparently been 'modified' to bring it more up to date and relevant to today, but the rest of it looks to be an almost slavishly faithful adaptation. Check out the trailer:
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3920500/10658091
or
http://watchmenmovie.warnerbros.com/

It's just a shame that Alan Moore's only comment on it has been to say "I will NEVER watch that f***ing movie" :(
#38
Read the graphic novel. Use your imagination. Forget the movie.

"Alan Moore Knows The Score"

Can you dig it?
[mod]#39
JIM1973ANDREWS
Read the graphic novel. Use your imagination. Forget the movie.

"Alan Moore Knows The Score"

Can you dig it?


"We dig Marvel and Dc
We ig Run DMC............."
1 Like #40
Thank you for posting this andywedge, I purchased Watching the Watchmen (Titan edition). I can confirm that the book is really signed by hand (not printed). Dave Gibbons signature appears near the bottom of the first page which faces you when you open the book. I have checked this against copies in my local Borders and have found they do not have this, so I am guessing it is not a published signature. The signature mentioned by renegade007 that appears near the back is a printed (i.e. published) signature as it appears as a letter to the reader. The book also has a sticker on the front stating it is a Forbidden Planet Singed copy. Hope this helps clear things up.

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