[...] Judge Gary A. Feess has ruled that 20th Century Fox “owns a copyright interest consisting of, at the very least, the right to distribute the Watchmen motion picture." [...] [I]t appears that, if the judge’s ruling stands, Fox could get an injunction preventing Warner Bros. from distributing the film, if Fox so desires.More at Icv2.com.
o Sean T. Collins, circa 2005, takes measure of Warren Ellis:
Warren Ellis wants you to take him seriously. I don't. Partially it's because he [...] noisily stormed away from the [superhero] genre in a rage to try his hand at the wave of the future he dubbed "pop comics," [...] and is currently the author of Ultimate Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the "Ultimate Galactus" trilogy (!) and JLA: Classified. Partially it's because this supposed anti-establishmentarian could not write a comic that didn't feature a select group of badass illuminated Übermenschen using their secret knowledge of the world to shape it into a better one for the good of the sheeplike plebes [...]. And partially it's because his mobile-podcast-Delphi-forum digital-revolutionary comics-activist persona, his relentless touting of (say) Godspeed You Black Emperor! accompanied by diatribes about how (say) Avril Lavigne is bullshit, his name-dropping of his fetish-model friends and his close pal "Bill" Gibson, and his desire to utilize the Internet to cultivate groups of people who think and act exactly like he does [...].And once that's off his chest, there's a pretty good review of Planetary, too.
o Harold Pinter, the man responsible for Brian Michael Bendis in the same way that Watchmen is responsible for Youngblood, is dead.