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  • Watchmen showrunner Damon Lindelof says Dave Gibbons' approval was essential. 1 / 8

  • Lindelof says Gibbons lack of approval would have "given me serious pause." 2 / 8

  • Gibbons, however, seems fully on board with the new show, even appearing at the premiere. 3 / 8

  • He also recently drew new character Sister Night from the series. 4 / 8

  • Alan Moore, however, did not offer his approval, which is hardly a surprise. 5 / 8

  • Set 30 years after the comic, HBO's Watchmen will feature some familiar faces. 6 / 8

  • Watchmen premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. 7 / 8

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