In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the cold war is in full effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes-Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias-have to test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true lineis between good and evil. In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created WATCHMEN, changing the course of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came ofage, WATCHMEN's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism. WATCHMEN is collected here in deluxe hardcover, with sketches, extra bonus material and a new introduction by series artist Dave Gibbons.
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Forget that movie you saw. It has nothing to do with the original book. Watchmen is the perfect story along with perfect characters, text, exact art and plot yet to be surpassed. Maybe, and I said maybe, it should be a 20 hour cinematic extravaganza. But never with that kind of long form advertising. It has more to do with good cinema and storytelling than expensive special effects. Nevertheless, it is perfect as it is here. In print or on the iPad. Two and a half hours of manicured images will never match Gibbons, Moore and your imagination working together.
This book is only viewable as 2 pages at once, with no zoom option. You cant read the font!! Terrible waste of money.