Watchmen: International Edition

Alan Moore
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 line is 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 of age, WATCHMEN's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism.WATCHMEN is collected here with a new cover, sketches, extra bonus material and a new introduction by series artist Dave Gibbons.


Reviewed: 2019-08-13

I stared out thinking this book was a crituque of the Left. I picked it up just for that. "What in the world are the hard rights thinking?" This book is so much more. The faults of the Left and the Right are clear, the faults of humans are clear and most importantly the blatant meaninglessness of it all is made crystal clear. I could go on about what else it made clear, there would be no point to that. This book does what all good books of fiction do - it manifests the idea in your head, and it leaves you to make of it what you will.

Or, it was just a nice story. Joke's on you. 

Perplexing at points in the best way possible.

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