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So, what does he do? He embraces himself and indulges in his own overbearing personality. He knows what he is, and what he reflects, so he relishes in his own nature. So, why not enjoy it? There are so many conflicting and self-defeating morals in here. Never before have I read something in which so many people have been wrong, but at the same time so absolutely right.

He is something else entirely. He could have changed everything. His power was practically limitless, but he barely lifted a finger until the last possible moment. And the pointing of that finger was an action that was both terrible and completely necessary. The answer became clear as to the question of his inaction: why should he bother with man?

Rorschach saw it too, but he still tried to salvage the remnants of society through brutalising the brutalisers. Dr Manhattan, however, was simply too complex and too important to waste his time on the common man. He came through in the end though, surprisingly. Well, kind of.

Parts of this felt too intricate to put into words. This is a complete subversion of the entire genre and a full questioning of the flawed, and hypocritical, nature of humankind. It is a piece of work that will, simply put, never be forgotten by those that have experienced its mortifying splendour.

So I ask you this: what comic book should I read next? Can any other comic really compare to this? View all 19 comments. Mar 16, Will Byrnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: all-time-favorites-fiction. I reread this in anticipation of seeing the film in Rorschach Watchmen is one of the all-time great graphic novels. Someone is killing the costumed adventurers and the very dark Rorschach, our guiding Virgil into this Inferno, is trying to get to the bottom of it.

Moore has constructed an alternate history, one in which Nixon remains president for a third term, one in which the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan continues on in to Pakistan and threatens nuclear war with the USA. These are not exactly the nicest superheroes. Rorschach is a psycho, a bloody vigilante, fierce, damaged, with a need for vengeance that often exceeds what is absolutely necessary. The Comedian is a nihilist who has committed an unspeakable crime against one of the other superheroes, as well as plenty of crimes against the non-hero community.

Doctor Manhattan, the only character with super powers, and boy o boy what super powers, may not even care about the survivability of humanity any more. Billy Crudup as Doctor Manhattan - from the film So what is this all about? One central concern is action versus inaction. Faced with a world approaching the brink of nuclear annihilation, is it better to act or not act? If one is to act, how far can one go to save the earth? Acting in the service of larger causes has implications.

Is murder in the service of country ok? If it is ok in war, how about in preventing war? The Comedian Is Moore a fan of the right-wing or a critic? My take is the latter. On the surface we hear Rorschach droning on about the moral depravity of the city a la Travis Bickel, while practicing his own form of depravity on any who get in his way. The right-wing, rabble-rousing newspaper in the book certainly has plenty of parallels in our world. I do not think he was flattering in his view of them.

Moore was writing in response, I believe, to Thatcherism, when creatures like Maggie and Reagan were seen as heroes by their fans, to the detriment of most of us. I read that Moore set Watchmen in an alternate reality so as not to turn off Reaganistas. Who is watching the leaders? And who is watching the watchers?

Nite Owl - from the book and as portrayed by Patrick Wilson in the film If these are the heroes we get, who needs heroes? Unlike the dominantly rose-tinted superheroes of the past, the Watchmen heroes are far past flawed. What actually do these characters value? Doc Manhattan struggles even with the notion of valuing the continuation of the human race. The Comedian thinks that life is a big, bloody joke, G.

Gordon Liddy with a special outfit, and Rorschach sees filth everywhere. Unlike most superhero tales, this one lacks a super-villain. So the heroes have to deal with less simplistic challenges. It takes more to be a superhero than merely the ability to beat up the baddie. They have to use their brains, figure things out, struggle with very difficult moral choices. One annoyance here was that I felt the females in the story tend to serve as plot devices for the development of the male characters rather than as fully realized characters in their own right.

Silk Spectre - pen and ink, and Carly Gugino in the film Watchmen is part Batman, part noir detective story, part cold war crisis of nerves. It represented a sea change in the presentation of graphic heroes, from a more innocent time in which good was good and bad was bad, for the most part, to one in which the distinctions are much less clear.

Watchmen resonates on many levels and remains, on re-reading, a powerful tale. Review re-posted October in anticipation of the upcoming HBO re-boot - This will not be a re-make of the film, but uses the graphic novel as a starting point, branching far from the original material. Should be interesting. View all 23 comments. Jul 22, Swrp rated it it was amazing Shelves: favourites. It would be a stronger world, a stronger loving world, to die in.

In a world filled with many mindless and senseless graphic novels and comics, Watchmen is an intelligent and thought-provoking creation, much much more than just entertainment. A masterpiece, which does not really require a review. View 2 comments. Jul 23, Nicole Prestin rated it did not like it Shelves: graphic-novels.

I realize that what I'm about to say is as close as you can get to comic book blasphemy, but I think that 1 Alan Moore is the most overrated comic book writer ever and 2 this graphic novel is overblown, pretentious and most unforgivable of all, boring. To be fair, I'm somewhat of a snob when it comes to my reading habits.

First and foremost, I want to be entertained. If the story happens to be deep, thought provoking or groundbreaking as well, that's icing on the cake. And the bottom line is th I realize that what I'm about to say is as close as you can get to comic book blasphemy, but I think that 1 Alan Moore is the most overrated comic book writer ever and 2 this graphic novel is overblown, pretentious and most unforgivable of all, boring.

And the bottom line is that this book simply did not entertain me. It was too busy trying to be Deep and Meaningful and Teach Us A Lesson to actually do anything as lowbrow as make compelling characters the reader can identify with and have them do interesting and entertaining things.

While I love characters who are sucky human beings in small doses, stories where damn near everyone sucks like this one get on my nerves. I don't like reading stories filled with a bunch of irredeemable emo asshats who do shitty things to each other and to humanity in general , and where the the themes of the story are pounded into your face with the delicacy of a sledgehammer.

So clearly not my cup of tea, but I'm obviously in the minority on this one. View all 56 comments. Aug 11, Schmacko rated it it was ok. I can understand why this is considered a holy tome in the field of graphic novels. Imagination abounds, and I am thoroughly impressed. I get frustrated because my graphic-novel friends keep foisting these things on me. They love me, they see me as very imaginative and very supportive of their creativity, but they cannot seem to get why I go cold at graphic novels.

This one was thrust upon me, because I was affected by the movie The Dark Knight. I got emotionally engaged. I felt hopeless with Batman. I got a knot in my stomach when that horrible, unspeakable thing happened two-thirds of the way through the film. I want more — I want to laugh and cry and cheer and feel despair. I want a core of true human story. Gadgets and colors and costumes and superpowers don't make me weep or shout or ponder or giggle or sigh.

Well, they make me sigh - with frustrationa nd boredom. I know I sound angry at these things. And yet, my graphic-novel friends still press these books in my hand, hoping to unlock my wonder and amazement. I am not above the magical, mystical, and fantastic I love Harry Potter , but there has to be more than just gadgetry and explosions.

There has to be honesty and the courage to plumb the human experience. In Harry Potter, I rallied behind Mrs. Weasley's maternal drive. I loved Harry's indignance at cruelty. I thought Hermione's concern for elves was sweet, and complicated who know they wanted to be slaves. Chabon succeeded at making me feel, and so did Rowling.

Watchmen did not. Watchmen is about two generations of heroes. One was human — using costumes, strength, and cunning. The next was led bys a superhuman, Dr. Manhattan — they were both human and somewhat superhuman. Then a law was passed making their work illegal, and they went underground. Oh - for the people who know and love Watchmen - I felt bad for how Dr.

And I understood why Laurie got infuriated. The thrill of Laurie and Dan becoming superheroes again was honest and wonderful. None of the long-winded, theoretical discussion about whether humanity was worth saving had any emotional pull to me. In all pages, I had four honest emotional reactions. They leave me cold. Graphic novels are mostly cool. View all 54 comments. Jul 30, Fabian rated it really liked it Recommends it for: People turned off by graphic novels but with an open mind.

Not a fan of the graphic novel but this epic actually moved me. It tells of the human drama, the DNA that is passed down generations, the hopelessness of modernity, and which side we'll choose when the apocalypse is neigh. Can the past be altogether discarded so that one can live a "normal" life--whether its Superhero or Human?

This menagerie of misfits Nite Owl, Dr. Manhattan, the Comedian, Ozymindas, Silk Spectre Also, the match-cuts are cinematic in a work that is, ironically, dubbed "unfilmable. Let us hope the film comes close to matching its genius.

Feb 07, Felicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: faves , graphic-novels. Hmm, what to say. So anyhoo I read this and I can summarize this way: The Movie did a great summary of the plot while formulating a story that missed the subtext of the graphic novel entirely. I enjoyed both, but after reading the graphic novel, it's almost sad how the impression you tak Hmm, what to say.

I enjoyed both, but after reading the graphic novel, it's almost sad how the impression you take away from the movie is nothing of what Alan Moore was trying to say about the world, society or these characters. So interesting. View all 12 comments. Dec 17, Always Pouting rated it it was amazing.

So I've been super busy trying to figure out my life now that I've graduated and it's terrible and I've literally read nothing in weeks but I actually ended up taking a day to read this because someone lent it to me. My boyfriend was saying that it was ridiculous that I hadn't read this yet and insisted I finish and even though now I'm like behind on this online class that I've been taking it was totally worth it.

Usually I write like some kind of synopsis but not sure how to go about that here. I would rather just say how I felt and babble about how good this ended up being so instead of like trying to summarize I'm just going to go through it which for anyone who tries to avoid spoilers means you should probably stop reading from here.

Anyway I really did like the artwork for this and I'm not an avid reader of graphic novels though so that might not really mean much as an opinion. What was really good was the writing though and the way things all came together through the story, like the research center featured near the news stand coming back to being important to the climax. The writing was really good and I just really loved the depressing gloomy tone of things.

Especially that second comic in the comic with the pirates. Oh man when that dude goes home and thinks he's killing the pirates but it's his wife like damn, I saw it coming but it was still so heavy. Also the way everything in the comic book unfolded so that it was foreshadowing as well as highlighting the main plot line a well. And aw man why is Rorschach's life so terrible, just seeing his childhood made me upset, and when he goes back to the apartment and is about to say something to the landlady and see's her kids oh jesus I was just like WHY.

Him in general though, even though he's abrasive as a person he's such a great character, like in jail he tells the other prisoner, "i'm not locked in here with you, you're locked in here with me" that made me freak out. I was pretty upset that Dr. Manhattan fried him there at the end. Speaking of which the whole ending makes me so angry, because like why does one person get to decide unilaterally what to do. I get that things were spiraling out of control but I still don't believe that the answer was to kill millions of people and pin it on aliens, and I sure as hell don't see why the whole world shouldn't know what happen.

It doesn't mean that things would go back to devolving, if anything hatred can be just as uniting and I'm sure everyone's anger could have come in between the impending war. I know at the end his journal is there and they might find it but I just find it highly unsatisfactory that it hinges on something so uncertain.

I don't think anyone should have all the say on how things progress, no matter how intelligent. And also for someone who is supposed to be the most intelligent man on earth his morality is pretty childish as well as his idolization of people like Alexander the great.

Also last comment, the whole handling of the rape situation between Sally Jupiter and Eddie was really interesting I thought. Relationships do tend to be much less clear cut and dry in real life and it was nice seeing that unfold in the story.

It kind of made me think of how people can have a hard time understanding rape in a consensual relationship like a marriage but how context can really change things and how things aren't always as clear cut as being wrong and right necessarily for the person who is raped. Anyway definitely one of the best things I've read regardless of how angry I am about how things end.

View all 26 comments. Jan 14, Lyn rated it it was amazing. A clever joke, wound up inside a parody, and all surrounded and blanketed by a cool story. Three cheers for Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for this deservedly popular and critically acclaimed, genre defining, wildly influential graphic novel. First published in , this has come to be a benchmark of what kind of powerful fiction can be accomplished in this medium.

Describing an alternate history where Richard Nixon has been president for multiple terms, the United States won the Vietnam W Brilliant. Describing an alternate history where Richard Nixon has been president for multiple terms, the United States won the Vietnam War, and superheroes guard the streets and watch over us against the bad guys.

But who watches the watchmen? The original heroes are all retired or dead and the second generation are banned, but then one of the originals is murdered and we are drawn into a world turned upside down and where the feelings and motivations of our heroes are explored and dissected.

Vidal talked about how Hollywood creates for us a new mythology, wherein our psychological needs for heroics are formalized and produced. Here, by creating a new group of heroes in an alternate universe, Moore describes for us, and defines for us in the periphery, how we need heroes as myth. The various characters and personages are drawn and captured and put together from an amalgam of classic detectives and heroes.

Just as in any pantheon of ethnic deities, here does Moore enact for us, in none too subtle form, how we have gods amongst us and they are of our creating. Like the gods of Egypt and of the Norse, Greek, etc etc we as a modern culture have drawn for ourselves heroes to incorporate and define what we want. There are super strong heroes, geniuses, fighters, those who take the battle to the bad guys and win. Highly recommended. View all 5 comments. What's this? Unpopular opinion time? Most of my friends and most of Goodreads love this book.

I did not. I read for pleasure. I don't care if reading makes me smart. I don't care if reading makes me pretty. I just want that escape into other worlds. If I went to this world-I would die from boredom. I actually like the darker books so I thought this one would sweep me up into the fandom of it.

But, alas, it just made me sleep quite well last night. I didn't even know there was a movie ma What's this? I didn't even know there was a movie made from it until someone mentioned it while I was reading it. My hubby would probably like the movie so we may try that at some point. But I ain't in no hurry. Oh, and for the trolls that I'm sure I will attract with this review. Because everyone has their own opinion.

Go write yours. View all 78 comments. Mar 04, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: dysto-teque , youre-a-graphic-novel. Alan Moore is the greatest graphic novelist of all time. He has created a world where superheroes are not typical superheroes like super-man, spider-man et al.

Each superhero has a unique philosophical perspective. And he has created superheroes who were either in deep complex psychological crisis or are going through one, and they are not perfect who always save the day in the end. View all 22 comments. This acclaimed and groundbreaking graphic novel by Alan Moore story and Dave Gibbons artwork opens with a body plummeting out of a skyscraper window. The year is , the place is New York and we enter a universe similar to our own but altered.

Richard Nixon is still president, serving his fifth term, Vietnam being a big success! Many years earlier a group of colourful masked avengers became popula This acclaimed and groundbreaking graphic novel by Alan Moore story and Dave Gibbons artwork opens with a body plummeting out of a skyscraper window.

Many years earlier a group of colourful masked avengers became popular with the public as they fought back against the rising tide of crime that the police were failing to control. This later group, now retired, is made up of The Comedian - a violent, right wing adventurer, Rorschach - a lonely, damaged vigilante, Doc Manhattan - a godlike superhero, whose body was reassembled following a nuclear accident, the Silk Spectre - aka Laurie Juspeczyk a principled and respected crime fighter, Ozymandias - a super intelligent and super rich hero and finally Nite Owl - a brilliant, costumed inventor.

The body splatted on the pavement was that of The Comedian. Why was he murdered? Is someone targeting the Watchmen? The disparate group of ageing heros investigate and begin to unearth a vast and incredible conspiracy. I loved the scope and variety of this graphic novel - sometimes challenging, sometimes thought provoking, often funny and always imaginative. I read it very slowly over hundreds of coffee breaks, finding that although Watchmen had the depth of a novel, this was a good way to appreciate the artwork and themes - and a good way to read alongside standard novels.

View all 61 comments. Mar 25, Brad rated it it was amazing Shelves: graphic-novel , political , to-read-again , the-best , sci-fi , dystopian. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I've been in many discussions over the years -- some in classes I was teaching, some over pints in the bar, and still others late at night with people I love -- about what Alan Moore was trying to say with Watchmen , discussions about the meaning of his graphic novel, and I am convinced that the meaning is not what most people think.

Most people I have talked to look at Veidt's mini-Armageddon to bring peace as inherently evil -- and the most monstrous act in a book of monstrous acts. Veidt's act I've been in many discussions over the years -- some in classes I was teaching, some over pints in the bar, and still others late at night with people I love -- about what Alan Moore was trying to say with Watchmen , discussions about the meaning of his graphic novel, and I am convinced that the meaning is not what most people think.

Veidt's act trumps The Comedian's attempted rape of Silk Spectre and the murder of his child in the womb; it trumps Rorschach's punishment of the child killer, his torture of "innocent" informants, and the brutality he delivers unto anyone he happens to see committing a "crime," petty or otherwise; it trumps Dr. Manhattan's personal engagement in the Vietnam War; Veidt's action even seems to trump the not-so-petty criminal activities we see perpetrated by peripheral "criminals" throughout Watchmen.

On the surface, we tend to condemn Veidt's action because of its scale. It's cold and precise and sterile and necessarily takes the lives of "millions of innocent people. Our great monsters are Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, but we somehow find it in our hearts and minds to forgive Truman's nuclear attacks on Japan because they "saved millions of lives," as a young Walter Kovacs aka Rorschach writes in an essay about his absent father, defending Nuclear War and the Truman doctrine, albeit at an early age.

And if we can forgive Truman's attack I recognize that some people cannot forgive that attack, but many, many can , why not forgive Veidt? If we can forgive one, we must forgive the other. Sure Veidt killed more people, but he saved more too, and created a utopia out of the chaos.

This discrepancy in our accepted opinions is not lost on Alan Moore; in fact, it is at the core of Watchmen. We see it being played out in dialogue and action by characters from The Comedian to Rorschach, from Ozymandias to Dr.

Manhattan, and even in the supporting folk who populate Moore's distopian future. When faced with this discrepancy and pressed to discover why Veidt's actions continue to rile us, it doesn't take long to uncover a deeper root for our disdain: our need for individuality and Veidt's destruction of the freedom to make our own mistakes. This realization of our anger at Veidt and why his action is "evil" quickly becomes the accepted meaning of Moore's story: that derailing humanity's ability to choose is the greatest wrong anyone can commit the secular see this as a fundamental attack on our freedom, while the religious see this as our fundamental gift from God, but they tend to add anger at Veidt for playing God , and that Veidt's utopia will fail because the power of the individual is too great -- it always overcomes.

I disagree. I don't think Moore considers Veidt's act evil so much as misguided. I am not convinced that Moore believes in good and evil at all. Throughout Watchmen we are led to see one man as the man who "gets it," and that figure is not Rorschach.

Rorschach is a guide, nothing more. Rorschach acts as an Horatio figure, guiding us through the narrative, telling us what to pay attention to, whom to believe, what to see: mostly he is trying to get us to see The Comedian. If the story is anyone's it is The Comedian's. The Comedian is the man who gets it , and what the amoral Comedian gets is that morality is a construct designed to help us avoid despairing at what Moore believes is the truth: humanity is violent and base; it is ignoble; it is doomed to repeat and repeat and repeat its violence because that is what humanity does best -- violence -- and everything else is playacting.

Thus, Veidt's mini-Armageddon is futile, not because of our noble individuality, not because of the strength of our human spirit, but because of the strength of our animal instincts. All those lives were wasted to create a utopia that simply couldn't be.

And Rorschach's journal, slipped through the door of the paper and ready to be printed, is the detonation cap. Watchmen may be the most hopeless popular book printed in the last fifty years, and the most truthful. I am continually shocked by its popularity even if only as a cult phenomenon , but then maybe it is only popular through a quirk of misunderstanding.

Then again, it could be popular because people understand it better than they're willing to admit. View all 11 comments. Oct 02, Michael Finocchiaro rated it it was amazing Shelves: superhero , englishth-c , favorites , graphic-novels. One of the greatest standalone comics which led to one of the greatest screen adaptations of a superhero story, Watchmen is an extraordinarily fun ride.

I love the 30s atmosphere and the compelling characters. The artwork is great and the story is orignal - one of the great comic classics! Need to re-read this one regularly as Alan Moore really created a graphic novel of lasting genius. View all 3 comments. Sep 01, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: sequential , comics , arts , fiction , science , graphic , 20th-century , dystopia , classics , fantasy.

With the police having no leads, costumed vigilante Rorschach decides to probe further. Rorschach deduces Blake to have been the true identity of The Comedian, a costumed hero employed by the U. Rorschach believes he has discovered a plot to terminate costumed adventurers and sets about warning four of his retired comrades: Daniel Dreiberg an inventor and formerly the second Nite Owl , the superpowered and emotionally detached Jon Osterman codenamed Doctor Manhattan and his lover Laurie Juspeczyk the second Silk Spectre , and Adrian Veidt once the hero Ozymandias, and now a successful businessman.

Dreiberg, Veidt, and Manhattan attend Blake's funeral, where Dreiberg tosses Blake's pin badge in his coffin before he is buried. Manhattan is later accused on national television of being the cause of cancer in friends and former colleagues. When the government takes the accusations seriously, Manhattan exiles himself to Mars. As the U. Rorschach's concerns appear vindicated when Veidt narrowly survives an assassination attempt. Rorschach himself is framed for murdering a former supervillain named Moloch.

Though he attempted to flee from the authorities, Rorschach is ultimately captured and unmasked as Walter Kovacs. Aaron's been telling me for a long time that I should read a select few of his favorite comic books. And I haven't been avoiding them. But when I'm looking around the house for something to read, I forget to wander over to the comics section. So finally he just made a stack of books for me, and I started with Watchmen. When does Laurie shut up? But I said it wasn't that I wasn't enjoying it--well, I wasn't enjoying it, but I was appreciating it.

And that's my final verdict, I guess. But in terms of pure individual reaction? Well, it was kind of like when I finally saw The French Connection. There's all this build up about The French Connection and what a great car chase it has and how influential it was and how it marked the birth of a new type of movie anti-hero who inhabited a realistic moral grey zone, blah, blah, blah. And then when you finally see it, you've seen so many subsequent films that were influenced by it that the original seems old hat.

So, my reaction to Watchmen was colored by the fact that I have only been exposed to comic books in a post- Watchmen world. I didn't read comics when I was young. Everything I know about comics I've learned from Aaron Matthew Polk, and he's a huge Watchmen fan, so I had already absorbed the Watchmen worldview without ever having read the book. Of course, it's good to have read it so I have a better chance of participating in or at least following along with comic geek conversations.

Now I, too, can speculate on casting should a Watchmen movie ever get the green light, and I, too, can bemoan the eventual script's lack of fidelity to the source material, and I, too, can complain when they screw up the CGI on Doc Manhattan. There should be some sort of merit badge that the girlfriends of geeks can earn--just like in the Girl Scouts, when you get a badge for selling a certain number of cookies, or the stickers and certificates earned by people who give a lot of blood, or the chips they give recovering alcoholics for a certain period of sobriety.

I have earned my one comic book badge. It's like being a puny-colored belt of some kind in karate. The point is, I appreciated the book, sort of in the same way that I might appreciate a text I was assigned to read for a class. I mean, I get Great Expectations , but I'm not going to read it again.

Who is crazier: Miss Havisham or Rorshach? View all 15 comments. Feb 11, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: , comics , comics. With the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, the Comedian is found dead and the super heroes that knew him go looking for the killer. They might not like what secrets they unearth I first read this when I was around 20 and was blown away.

Now, untold decades later, I decided to finally give it a reread. It held up. On the surface, Watchmen is a murder mystery and it works fine on that level. Rorschach, the view point character, enlists Nite Owl, his old partner, and they shake the tree With the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, the Comedian is found dead and the super heroes that knew him go looking for the killer. Rorschach, the view point character, enlists Nite Owl, his old partner, and they shake the tree and see what falls out, which happens to be something much more than a murder.

Beneath the surface, it's an examination of super heroes: what makes them put on costumes and fight crime, why would they waste their time on petty crimes when they could do something greater, and would a godlike being really care about humanity's day to day affairs. On that level, I think it goes above and beyond. Dave Gibbons' art is somewhat understated and the subdued color palette makes it more so but I think both lend to the story's mood.

The super heroes in this world have gone to seed and the sun rarely shines anymore. Everyone is pretty much running out the clock until nuclear armageddon. All that being said, the man knows his way around a nine panel grid. His use of perspective is excellent and he knows what to focus on. The pacing in Watchmen is masterful. Twelve issues was the perfect length for the tale, no padding, no rushing. The characters departed quite a bit from their Charlton roots. It was a blessing in disguise that Alan Moore couldn't use the Charlton characters and had to go with analogues.

He was able to take them much farther. The story was believable and the dark tone served the story. It wasn't dark just to be dark like a lot of books that came later. Even though this wasn't my first trip through the meat grinder, I felt the suspense building as I went. The last three installments flew by and part of me hoped it would end differently this time. Once in a while, it's good to be reminded that before Alan Moore hated everything about comics, he was actually pretty good at writing them.

Now I'm not going to pretend I didn't have any problems with this. I actually think the threat in the end of the movie made more logical sense that how it went down here. I'm also not sure how necessary some of the metafictional extras were, though I did like the Black Freighter sequences more this time around.

While it gets a lot of grief for the dark turn comics took in the late s and early s, Watchmen stands the test of time and remains one of the best. Five out of five stars. View all 10 comments. Sep 04, Jon Nakapalau rated it it was amazing Shelves: us-history , comics , pop-culture , graphic-novels , classics.

Read before you see the move Truly one of the most innovative interpretations of SH comics ever written. Kind of makes you wonder: why must great power and great responsibility go hand in hand - if we look over the course of history it has been the opposite: great power often bears very little responsibility - so why should the most powerful beings in existence feel they owe us their protection?

View 1 comment. May 16, Tom Ewing rated it did not like it. Modern comics events seem to demand endless lead-ins and spin-offs, and sadly Doomsday Clock, from the blockbuster team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, is no exception to this trend. For a start, it's not even by Geoff Johns - how big a clue do you need that DC see 'Watchmen' as simply a cash-in? The storyline has been farmed out to a British writer-artist team who are giv Modern comics events seem to demand endless lead-ins and spin-offs, and sadly Doomsday Clock, from the blockbuster team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, is no exception to this trend.

The storyline has been farmed out to a British writer-artist team who are given the task of introducing us to the universe which will "collide" with the DCU in this winter's mega-event. It's an important job and one which might have been suited to a special issue or even an annual-length story, but no - DC had to drag things out to 12 long issues - for comparison purposes, the Death Of Hawkman in which Hawkman dies was only alotted 6 issues.

Watchmen includes several issues focusing on characters who don't even survive to take part in Doomsday Clock! And don't get me started on the sequences set on yet ANOTHER part of the DC multiverse, where pirates still rule the waves - yes, it's a cool concept for an alternate Earth, but an editor should definitely have stepped in and asked for a bit of clarity.

In general the editorial reins are rather lightly held on Watchmen - for all the criticism Mr DiDio has received for interference, it's a certainty he wouldn't have made the basic mistakes here. If this DCU veteran couldn't follow it, what hope does a new reader have? Also at no point is the membership of the Watchmen clearly delineated, and the team never really come together to solve the threat - an attempt at a clever bait and switch which goes sadly wrong in the hands of this inexperienced creative team.

The threat itself is handled marginally better, though aside from a couple of cool spreads the stiff artwork can hardly stand comparison to previous DC events like Blackest Night and Forever Evil which set the highest standards for realism in superhero action.

A little more variation in page layout wouldn't have hurt! The story is along the lines of Identity Crisis a comic those curious about Watchmen should investigate for a REAL universe-shaking interrogation of the superhero form - it's strictly for adults, though. A hero lies dead and his fellow crime-fighters have to investigate - but might one of their own be responsible? Quicken the pace and introduce some more action and you might have a tense storyline here, but instead the writer is too busy showing off all the backstory he's worked out for this universe, and there's a LOT of backstory.

If I wanted pages of prose I would read a novelisation. All this background simply obscures the story beats: the creators could learn a lot from modern storytelling in my opinion. Apparently the writer has already vowed never to work with DC again, and frankly it feels like they've dodged a bullet. I can't imagine they were queueing up to work with him after this. So overall Watchmen is a dud, with no recognisable DCU heroes appearing, and fans of Doomsday Clock should probably save their money for some of the awesome variant covers I expect to be announced.

The squid monster at the end is very cool, though once again a pretentious storytelling decision to cut to AFTER the fight against it lets the comic down. And there is one character who stands out from the rest - a badass hero called Rorschach who is absolutely driven to hunt down evil with zero, and I mean zero, compromise. He gets some extremely cool scenes and if he shows up in Doomsday Clock - which looks unlikely but keep your fingers crossed - expect Johns and Frank to crush it.

In the right hands this guy could be a serious breakout star. But on the whole this is a rip-off and yet another slap in the face to fans. It's so different in style and substance from what we expect from an epic DCU story in that it's almost impossible to see how it's going to connect to Doomsday Clock.

In Johns We Trust - but this is his toughest job yet. View all 13 comments. Brilliant storytelling, casually touching on morality, the purpose of life, good and evil and much more. The medium is used to its max and the conclusion is like a punch in the gut Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and god was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever, and we are alone Very dark and very good.

Loved revisiting this masterpiece which I read as a teenager. The power of Watchmen is partly in the characters. Far from a straight forward superhero book, we are Brilliant storytelling, casually touching on morality, the purpose of life, good and evil and much more. Far from a straight forward superhero book, we are confronted with disillusioned people, often in denial, with mental problems or near nazi like far right sympathies.

The first murder in the book is hardly to be mourned, but starts of a journey into the past Every day the future looks a little bit darker. But the past, even the grimy parts of it… well, it keeps on getting brighter all the time. Beneath me, this awful city, it screams like an abattoir full of retarded children.

New York. One of the other great characters in the book is Doctor Manhattan. The product of a freak incident, a true superhuman who feels like a fully fledged version of Paul from Dune and whose struggle with the meaning of being human is fascinating: A live body and a dead body contain the same number of particles.

Structurally there is no discernible difference. Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. Why should I be concerned? Already in the first volume of the book Alan Moore puts in the following quote: Which world would you rather live in, given the choice? Rorschach also develops, his backstory is one of the most chilling, horrifying tales I've ever come across, and when he says: None of you understand. The brilliance of the book is also in its intertextuality, with extracts of biographies, other comics, newspapers, notes and other in universe media adding to an immersion into the story.

Doctor Manhattan is definitely a character who grew on me, the Mars scene is really brilliant, with a gradual reappreciation of the world: We gaze continually at the world and grows dull in our perceptions. From the perspective of our times, with COVID and war in Europe in the span of a few years I think the expected uniting effects of hardships are maybe seen in a too positive if that could be a moniker for this book light.

Still I really enjoyed the boldness, grimness and intellectual subversion of a genre known for its unambiguity. Jul 31, Sam Quixote rated it it was ok. So it's now apparently sacrilege to criticize Moore and Gibbons' feted book but I don't care, iconoclasm is underrated. My main problems with it are simply subjective. Moore can't write well, in my opinion, and nowhere is his dull and poor prose more apparent than in this book.

I fell asleep reading this and cannot understand what people see in this. None of them besides the blue guy have superpowers so it's basically a group of guys who like a punch up and dress up in rubbish outfits. One blok So it's now apparently sacrilege to criticize Moore and Gibbons' feted book but I don't care, iconoclasm is underrated. One bloke even has butterfly wings!! Rorsharch isn't grim, he's a sad bastard trying too hard to, well, look hard.

Comedian is a psychopath but so what? Kirkman explained that going back to explain how the government originally collapsed " I may change my mind eventually. So yes I do know In regard to the timeline, Robert Kirkman wrote in , "The Walking Dead takes place in our world, as if this stuff had started happening in October and continued from there.

Now, Issue 38 in the book it's still only like June at this point If you're keeping track. But that doesn't mean it's in the book I don't want to be specific it also smells funny in there. The series has received critical acclaim, winning the Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series in and prompting Eric Sunde of IGN comics to call it "one of the best monthly comics available". Walking Dead Wiki. Walking Dead Wiki Explore. Comic Series. TV Series.

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Walking dead issue 109 cbr download torrent The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever, and we are alone Very dark and very good. Loved revisiting this masterpiece which I read as a teenager. Hmm, what to say. Now, after slogging through his masterpiece with more than a few comics under my belt, I feel confident when I say that I don't like this all that much. Moore can't write well, in my opinion, and nowhere is his dull and poor prose more apparent than in this book. Graphic Novel Rea I disagree.


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