I’ve known the fellows behind the Sarcastic Voyage podcast for a couple of eons in online friendship time, and they’re currently transitioning from beloved local favorites to bona fide Internet superstars due to one of their videos, featuring Puppet Alan Moore and Puppet Neil Gaiman debating Before Watchmen. It’s even gotten the
approval attention of Gaiman himself, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is!
Here’s some behind-the-scenes insight, as gleaned from one of the co-creators after I noted that Alan Moore’s name is, in fact, in the Before Watchmen credits: The Dr. Manhattan comic used in the video is, of course, a prop (the comic isn’t out yet); specifically, an “old Archie comic with a fake cover glued on.” Which brings to mind all sorts of enticing and regrettably fictional Archie/Alan Moore crossovers: “Dilton Doesn’t Socialize.” “V for Veronica.” “The Ballad of Jughead Jones.” Feel free to add your own in the comments!
The original Puppet Alan & Puppet Neil video (also Watchmen-themed) and the newest installment are both after the jump; and the Sarcastic Voyage family of podcast(s) can be found here, before the hosts are metaphorically buried under the weight of their own fame and excess.