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"Who Watches the Watchmen?"

4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 15 1:23
I first read Watchmen when it was originally released in monthly installments, consisting of 12 issues back in 1986/87, and it blew my mind. I eagerly awaited each issue like I never had any comic before. At the time, I had pretty much given up on superhero comics and mainstream publishers like Marvel and DC, in favor of independent publishers. However, all that changed when I read Alan Moore's Wa... read more

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2 years, 11 months ago at Aug 24 20:58
A great comic book, and one which changed graphic novels forever by its mere creation. Even if you don't like comics, and perhaps especially so, you should read this. It takes the cliches and draws them out to the open. It makes the story real, and visceral. A must read.

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2 years, 5 months ago at Feb 9 7:13
What can unite humanity? This is a question pondered by philosophers and leaders throughout history and, appropriately, one that Alan Moore deals with in this gritty take on the neurotic life of a superhero. And what a cast of heroes they are—Dr. Manhattan, Rorschack, Ozymandias—all illustrated and colored in a 1940’s retro style captured brilliantly by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. Their l... read more
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Description: "Watchmen" redefined superhero conventions and re-introduced comics to an adult audience with a gripping, labyrinthine piece of comic art. Rorschach, a half-psychotic vigilante must convince his ex team-mates, now middle-aged and retired, that he has uncovered a plot to murder the remaining superheroes - along with millions ... (more)
Manufacturer: Titan Books Ltd
Release date: 18 August 1987
ISBN-10 : 1852860243 | ISBN-13: 9781852860240
Graphic Novel (25), Superhero (10), Sci-fi (6), Fantasy (5), Comics (5), Crime (4), Alan Moore (4), Superheroes (3), Super Heroes (3), Super Hero (3), Comic (3), Drama (3), Fiction (3), Hero (2), Watchmen (2), Quest (2), 1980's (2), Postmodern (2), Influential (2), Murder (2)
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“Essential reading - near flawless deconstruction of the superhero genre set in a whodunnit framework which switches to a WHY-dunnit towards the end” read more

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“What can unite humanity? This is a question pondered by philosophers and leaders throughout history and, appropriately, one that Alan Moore deals with in this gritty take on the neurotic life of a superhero. And what a cast of heroes they are—Dr. Manhattan, Rorschack, Ozymandias—all illustrated and colored in a 1940’s retro style captured brilliantly by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. Their lives are complicated, messy, and with the Golden Age of the superhero behind them, purposeless. Rorschack never gave up his dual life, and never would. Which, despite his slight insanity, is oddly comforting. But sometimes it takes a madman to see the truth that’s coming—a force so unknowably evil that it will inevitably bring humanity to the brink, pivoting on one final question: will we run ” read more

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jj1027 posted a review 2 years, 11 months ago

“A great comic book, and one which changed graphic novels forever by its mere creation. Even if you don't like comics, and perhaps especially so, you should read this. It takes the cliches and draws them out to the open. It makes the story real, and visceral. A must read.” read more

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"Read Early January 2011 Not being aware of much of the comic book world outside of Marvel in my upbringing, I was surprised when I saw the trailer for this comic's movie adaptation boasting that it was to be based on "one of the most beloved graphic novels of all time". I'd never even heard of Watchmen. I wanted to see the movie, but it never happened. And I'm glad, because that only meant I got to read the graphic novel first. Watchmen has so much going on. Not that one can't understand it wit"


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"Almost twice a year I will read this groundbreaking graphic novel. Now I am not one of those people who will purchase anything with a Watchmen logo on it, (the two down loadable games where utter shite!) but I love this story."


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"Who Watches the Watchmen?"

“I first read Watchmen when it was originally released in monthly installments, consisting of 12 issues back in 1986/87, and it blew my mind. I eagerly awaited each issue like I never had any comic before. At the time, I had pretty much given up on superhero comics and mainstream publishers like Marvel and DC, in favor of independent publishers. However, all that changed when I read Alan Moore's Watchmen. He injected reality, social commentary, and humanity (at it's best and worst) into the stagnant superhero market, at a time when DC and Marvel Comics' superheroes were becoming stale and redundant (at least in my opinion). I think Moore realized this too and decided to deconstruct the superhero myth. In the alternate history world of Watchmen, costumed vigilantes have been replaced with go” read more

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