Your eyes do not deceive you. BleedingCool has broken a major scoop on the future of the DC Universe.
In the coming weeks DC Comics is going to reveal that Alan Moore’s team of melancholy superheroes will be joining the canon DC Comics Universe. Photos of comic panels have leaked from the upcoming DC Universe Rebirth #1 issue, implying that Doctor Manhattan himself was responsible for the previous reboot – The New 52.
Watchmen ran as a 12 issue mini-series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons from 1986 to 1987 before being packaged together as a trade paperback shortly after its run. In 2009 it was adapted into a nearly 3 hour feature by Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. In 2012 DC Comics launched a standalone prequel series without Moore and Gibbons’ involvement called Before Watchmen. The series was met with mixed reviews.
This will be the first time Moore’s original characters will be integrated into the canon DC Universe, along the likes of Batman (shown above), Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and others.