DC Icon Got So Frustrated With Studio He Even Refused to Take Royalties
Alan Moore, the legendary author of DC, claims he grew so frustrated with the company he stepped away and even refused to take royalties from it — all of them.
Alan Moore is one of the most renowned and iconic comic book authors in history, and he created an unfathomable number of stories for DC back in the day.
However, throughout the years, he kept seeing his works being decimated by terrible live-action adaptations over and over again and one day, he couldn’t take it anymore.
V for Vendetta, Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, and many other live-action movies based on his comic books were so disappointing to Moore that he made a tough decision: the author completely distanced himself from DC, declared that he wouldn’t be receiving any more royalties, and directed them to charities instead.
“I no longer wish it to even be shared with them. I don’t really feel, with the recent films, that they have stood by what I assumed were their original principles. So I asked for DC Comics to send all of the money from any future TV series or films to Black Lives Matter,” Alan Moore shared with The Telegraph in his recent interview.
As the iconic comic book author stepped away from DC, he also decided to self-isolate and finally have the writer’s life of his dreams: staying home and writing books. Moore admits that it’s way more fitting for him, and he doesn’t need much money living this life — and most importantly, he’s his own man for the first time ever.
“I was finding at comic conventions I’d talk to people and they were looking at me like they were having some sort of religious experience rather than an ordinary conversation. So I’ve sort of retired into what I probably originally thought a writer’s life was like, where you sit at home and write books,” the author explained.
While Alan Moore enjoys his royalty-free life away from people, we can’t help but feel like the iconic author doesn’t hold much hope for James Gunn ’s DC, considering this interview only came out yesterday and Moore showed no sign of double-backing on his claims. It seems like whatever Gunn does, he’ll have to do it without Moore’s blessing.
Source: The Telegraph