Nothing like a chat with Alan Moore, as part of Entertainment Weekly’s (or eeeeeeeww, as we like to call it) Watchmen coverage. The great man doesn’t mention our hero Batty at all. He says in effect that he doesn’t give a toss about the new Watchmen movie and predicts that Hollywood will eventually disappear into its own fundament with projects such as this adaptation. Ultimately, Moore hazards, they will release the Captain Crunch movie. (Can’t you see Alfred Molina as barefoot pirate Jean LaFeet?) Moore denounces 300 as sexist and racist (yep), says he’ll change his phone number if DC calls again, praises Top Shelf comics, and mentions his new avocation as a magician. Moore won’t be in San Diego this weekend for the “Con.” So if some bearded long-haired guy on the sidewalk tells you he’s Alan Moore and that he’ll give you an autograph for a dollar, you are being played. And yes, I do wish I could have gone to SD this weekend, even though I loathe the horrific crowds. My con experience is as follows: the same kid you went to school with who wouldn’t let you examine his Aurora Batman model is now 50, has a gut the size of a Scion, and he still won’t let you examine his Aurora Batman model, which he proposes to sell you for $500. Sour grapes, I’ve got a vineyard full.