|Exceptional graphic artwork brings to life the story of the Watchmen as they race against time to find a killer, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance *Author: Moore, Alan *Publication Date: 1995/04/01 *Number of Pages: 334 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 10.50|
From the Publisher:
This stunning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super heroes plagued by all too human failings. The concept of the super hero is dissected and inverted as strangely realistic characters are stalked by an unknown assassin. Originally published as a 12-issue series in 1986 and 1987, WATCHMEN remains one of DC Comics' most popular graphic novels. Seventh printing.
In an alternate 1985, superheroes have existed for more than 30 years and have endured the gamut of public opinion--from acceptance to polite disdain to outright hostility. Now someone is killing the second generation of superheroes, and, as the threat of nuclear holocaust looms over a dystopic world, the killer must be found before it's too late. Originally published in 12 separate comic books, which are collected here along with some additional material, this book is perhaps the seminal graphic novel.
"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any." - Lev Grossman 10/24/2005 New York Times Book Review
"It's tempting, and entirely possible, to appreciate WATCHMEN solely at a microscopic level, to lose oneself in Moore and Gibbons's multilayered narrative techniques or to unpack their allusions to everything from 'The Threepenny Opera' to the Book of Job to Bob Dylan's 'Desolation Row." But the story of WATCHMEN, carefully plotted and decidedly finite, deserves equally close attention, as its acuteness has not dulled with age." - Dave Itzkoff 11/20/2005
Customer Reviews of Watchmen
watchmen is by far the most incredible graphic novel I have ever read, and I have read a lot. It reads more like a novel than a comic book, with heavy sybolism and an twist ending that i garuntee you will not expect. alan moores writing grabs you and won't let you go in one of the most immursive storys i have ever read. Watchmen truly is an incredible piece of work that you cant afford to miss.
I just finished reading it and I think i will re-read it again over the weekend. fantastic cast of characters, amazing writing and events that resonate more today than they probably did in the 1985. definitely a must read.
I had been wanting to read this graphic novel by Alan Moore for a while, especially when I heard that it will be adapted into a movie in the near future. I've also enjoyed his other works in the past, so this had to be good, and it didn't disappoint.
Sublime engineering of plot and execution1/19/2003
Although the cold war premiss is dated, the timeless plot and intricate precision of its delivery are jewels which cannot fail to move you.
The most awesome comic EVER!5/17/1999
This an absolute must read