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Here is the first chapter from WATCHMEN, Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel that is considered the benchmark by which all other comics have been judged. Studied on college campuses across the nation, WATCHMEN is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series. WATCHMEN is on Here is the first chapter from WATCHMEN, Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel that is considered the benchmark by which all other comics have been judged. Studied on college campuses across the nation, WATCHMEN is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series. WATCHMEN is one of the titles featured in the DC ENTERTAINMENT ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND CHRONOLOGY 2014 catalog. Inside is an expansive look at our rich backlist collection created by the best writers and illustrators in the industry. This catalog can be used as an important resource for new fans seeking a starting point, as well as a look back at our impressive backlist for the most fervent DCE enthusiasts.


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Here is the first chapter from WATCHMEN, Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel that is considered the benchmark by which all other comics have been judged. Studied on college campuses across the nation, WATCHMEN is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series. WATCHMEN is on Here is the first chapter from WATCHMEN, Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel that is considered the benchmark by which all other comics have been judged. Studied on college campuses across the nation, WATCHMEN is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series. WATCHMEN is one of the titles featured in the DC ENTERTAINMENT ESSENTIAL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND CHRONOLOGY 2014 catalog. Inside is an expansive look at our rich backlist collection created by the best writers and illustrators in the industry. This catalog can be used as an important resource for new fans seeking a starting point, as well as a look back at our impressive backlist for the most fervent DCE enthusiasts.

30 review for DC Comics Essentials: Watchmen #1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sandee

    Someone recommended reading THE WATCHMEN to me because I was told it was one of the best out there. After reading the first issue, I now know why. The illustrations were a bit outdated, but I didn't really mind. I'm more curious as to what happened to the Comedian and why this person thinks someone was out there, killing these retired masked heroes. From the first page, you immediately know that this series would have a dark theme. I've only read the first issue, but I could already tell, I would Someone recommended reading THE WATCHMEN to me because I was told it was one of the best out there. After reading the first issue, I now know why. The illustrations were a bit outdated, but I didn't really mind. I'm more curious as to what happened to the Comedian and why this person thinks someone was out there, killing these retired masked heroes. From the first page, you immediately know that this series would have a dark theme. I've only read the first issue, but I could already tell, I would not recommend this to younger readers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    This is one of the best comic book series I've read. The story is well written and intriguing just what you expect from Alan Moore works. I also loved the graphic. Amazing.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alham

    Great starting ..

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alice

    Great start, the story is compelling from the very first page and the archaic art-style is beautifully congruent to the story line. I enjoyed my first meeting and impression of the main characters. The different watchmen and masked heroes are solid figures with distinguished features from the very first issues. I am especially impressed by the formatting and scenography, which are often overlooked in this media, that add depth to the narration. Especially how the opening and closing page are cycli Great start, the story is compelling from the very first page and the archaic art-style is beautifully congruent to the story line. I enjoyed my first meeting and impression of the main characters. The different watchmen and masked heroes are solid figures with distinguished features from the very first issues. I am especially impressed by the formatting and scenography, which are often overlooked in this media, that add depth to the narration. Especially how the opening and closing page are cyclical and artistically linked.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ruta S.

    "Why does one death matter against so many? Because there is good and there is evil, and evil must be punished. Even in the face of armageddon I shall not compromise in this. But there are so many deserving of retribution . . . and there is so little time." (Page 24)

  6. 4 out of 5

    توفيق عبد الرحيم

    the beginning of another great work by the great alan moore

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aya

    I think it's obvious that the starting point is: the comedian is dead.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Adam Aufderheide

    Interesting beginning. Though it wasn't Great, it made me want to read more. My full review will be on the Watchmen 1-12 book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Vikas

    Ever since I have seen the movie, I have been obsessed with the series. I know it's a wrong order for me but this masterwork was not known to me because graphic novels were not big buzz words for me till then. Now its different. So this kicks off the 12 part series Watchmen. May be I would be able to watch Ultimate Edition of movie. This starts with the murder of Comedian and start of Night owl. Let's see what do we have in the future. I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always lov Ever since I have seen the movie, I have been obsessed with the series. I know it's a wrong order for me but this masterwork was not known to me because graphic novels were not big buzz words for me till then. Now its different. So this kicks off the 12 part series Watchmen. May be I would be able to watch Ultimate Edition of movie. This starts with the murder of Comedian and start of Night owl. Let's see what do we have in the future. I have always loved comics, and I hope that I will always love them. Even though I grew up reading local Indian comics like Raj Comics or Diamond Comics or even Manoj Comics, now's the time to catch up on the international and classic comics and Graphic novels. I am on my quest to read as many comics as I can. I Love comics to bit, may comics never leave my side. I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sunny

    Until now, I hadn't understood how much detail these pictures would add to the story. If this book DIDN'T have graphics, it would have had to be REALLY long to describe so much detail. And I love the autobiography excerpts at the end. I didn't expect that format in this book. Full review HERE. Until now, I hadn't understood how much detail these pictures would add to the story. If this book DIDN'T have graphics, it would have had to be REALLY long to describe so much detail. And I love the autobiography excerpts at the end. I didn't expect that format in this book. Full review HERE.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Steven

    The one that started it all ... the comedian is dead ... Rorschach is alive ... "They will look up and shout, 'save me'. And I'll whisper, '..No..'" ... Who watches the Watchmen?

  12. 4 out of 5

    Victor

    You can't judge a comic by the same standards as a novel but what if it cheats and half of it is a novel?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Yara Hossam

    Interesting beginning. I am curious to see why this comic book radically revolutionized the comic book industry.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Angel Ramirez Alameda

    Great read!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rees Malwin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ive decided to separate these books per chapter to get a little bit of more of an outcome, were I to write about Watchmen after fully completing it. We learn some things from the comic-format of Chapter I; meet some of our Principle Characters: A mysterious, ink-blotted masked person, respectively coined Rorschach, witnessing and visiting the murder scene of a man he knew, Edward Blake (The Comedian), with some secrets. He wants to figure out who did this, which is a—if not THE—primary plot line Ive decided to separate these books per chapter to get a little bit of more of an outcome, were I to write about Watchmen after fully completing it. We learn some things from the comic-format of Chapter I; meet some of our Principle Characters: A mysterious, ink-blotted masked person, respectively coined Rorschach, witnessing and visiting the murder scene of a man he knew, Edward Blake (The Comedian), with some secrets. He wants to figure out who did this, which is a—if not THE—primary plot line throughout. We meet two detectives, currently unnamed, who know and suspect Rorschach in involvement. The Keene Act is brought up, which we’ll delve deep into, but in later chapters. Another important plot line is the story of the Keene Act. We know Rorschach has connections to Edward Blake, that being they are in a squad of a currently defunct superhero group. Then we met Hollis Mason and Danny Last-Name-to-Be-Determined in a bar, having good ole’ times. Getting home from the night out, Danny opens his apartment door to the sight of Rorschach. Therefore, Hollis and Danny are also part of the defunct squad. Then we meet another member, Adrian Veidt, whom shows not to be too fond to Hollis Mason, due to a past scandal (or two). Then, breaking in to the Rockefeller Military Research Center, he stops by to say hello to the only two squad members remaining: Dr. Manhattan, a large, blue, glowing naked man—either a hologram, a cyborg, or... well, a giant-ass Smurf, with the capabilities of teleporting people, specifically Rorschach when Laurie’s had enough of his unannounced drop ins. We learn something shocking here as well: Hollis Mason has written an autobiography, or memoir; and in this memoir are recalling of Edward Blake’s past, including the fact that the Comedian (remember, the COMEDIAN - EDWARD BLAKE) raped a woman. Her name hasn’t been told to us yet. Stressed and upset, Dr. Manhattan tells Laurie she should call up an old friend. Maybe... Danny-boy, Hollis Mason’s close friend? But it’s cool. They have drinks together. Laugh about ‘work-related’ things, laugh at deaths and lament theirselves over it, only to continue laughing. We are left with the first two chapters of ‘Under the Hood’, Hollis Mason’s aforementioned autobiography-memoir-whatever. We learn about a role model in his life growing up: his dad’s boss—who’s dressed up all femme to make some laughs one day, only to end up crying out (in costume) about how his wife had cheated and left him for the head engineer of the boss’s company. Hollis just happened to be there that day; and calm, cool, collective, walked into his office and blew his brains out. Sad, but—just as Titanic’s captain or some sex-worker eagle-spread for the first time might say—really, just the tip. Hollis was part of the police for a while, and on occasion stumbled across articles of sightings of some ‘Hooded Vigilante’, protecting the town like a superhero. Oh, and Hollis develops a taste for comic books... Hmm... Seems familiar, for some reason... and the hooded superhero and comic books push him into becoming the town’s second superhero. The parallels, the setup, the overall interest and use of documents between chapters is unconventional in such a subtle way. It’s a start truly like no other. Plus, the hidden messages—which there’s a lot of—in the background of so many pictures throughout the comic.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kai Murphy

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” has been acclaimed by audiences and critics for more than thirty years. It was revolutionary to the comic book world for its gritty realism and satirical view on super heroism, leading to that era for superhero films in the early 2000’s that essentially copied and pasted that aspect from the Watchmen. It was praised by the New York Times, it won the Eisner and Hugo award, and it was ranked in the top 100 best English-language novels of all time. Fans alike claim that it i Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” has been acclaimed by audiences and critics for more than thirty years. It was revolutionary to the comic book world for its gritty realism and satirical view on super heroism, leading to that era for superhero films in the early 2000’s that essentially copied and pasted that aspect from the Watchmen. It was praised by the New York Times, it won the Eisner and Hugo award, and it was ranked in the top 100 best English-language novels of all time. Fans alike claim that it is the greatest graphic novel ever written, and that is a more than valid opinion. What makes the Watchmen so great is the artistic liberties and work of satire that Alan Moore applies to this book. Watchmen is a satire, and the best way to explain satire is to compare it to its cousin, parody. Both essentially mock the genre that they are trying to portray. Parody pokes fun at a genre while also showing a deep admiration for the genre that they are trying to portray, whereas satire tries to proof that the genre is completely and fundamentally broken. Watchmen is a satire on superhero society. Watchmen tries to prove that if superheroes existed in the real world, they would not work. Moore applies this through mainly through the characters Doctor Manhattan. Doctor Manhattan is a blue, glowing, omnipotent super-being with the power to decimate countries. This is a direct allusion to DC’s Superman. Through Dr. Manhattans character, he is saying that in the real world if anyone was all-powerful and all-knowing like Dr. Manhattan and Superman, they would become extremely bored with life. This is because if one is all powerful than every activity is so easy for them that they essentially have no point of living anymore. It is this dark sense of realism that makes the watchmen so great.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jinx:The:Poet {the Literary Masochist, Ink Ninja & Word Roamer}

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. [REVIEW FOR THE SERIES...] Watchmen (Vol. 1-12) "Who watches the Watchmen?" Watchmen was a very interesting read and I’m glad to have finally gotten around to it. While I really appreciated some aspected such as the gritty world and symbolic, satirical plot line, there were times when it really didn’t live up to the hype surrounding it, at least not in my opinion. When compared to V For Vendetta, one of Moore’s best in my opinion, it just didn’t cut it for me, nor strike me with anything really mea [REVIEW FOR THE SERIES...] Watchmen (Vol. 1-12) "Who watches the Watchmen?" Watchmen was a very interesting read and I’m glad to have finally gotten around to it. While I really appreciated some aspected such as the gritty world and symbolic, satirical plot line, there were times when it really didn’t live up to the hype surrounding it, at least not in my opinion. When compared to V For Vendetta, one of Moore’s best in my opinion, it just didn’t cut it for me, nor strike me with anything really meaningful afterwards. This is going to be a really hard one to rate and review for me— but here it goes. P.s. If haters wanna hate, please go hate elsewhere. ;) "This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V for Vendetta, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and The Sandman series." -Book Blurb Because I’m reviewing the entire series, and want to avoid an overly long review as well as story spoilers, in this review I’m just going to cover a few things, some things that stood out, things I liked, things I didn’t etc. In the beginning of Watchmen the readers are introduced to this dark world, an alternate history, and are initiated into the story through the mysterious and grim character of Rorschach, whom I instantly liked albeit his strange attitude and growingly apparent fact that he was lacking some amount of sanity. He operates outside the law, as superhero’s are outlawed by the government. The mystery was compelling enough, the world is very dark and interesting. As the story goes on we are introduced to other ex-heroes like Nite Owl II, (who seemed ironically a parody of Batman), and Ozymandias, as well as heroes contracted by the government such as Doctor Manhattan (the only actually superhuman in the series), The Comedian and Silk Spectre II. While the characters were interesting at times, most notably Doctor Manhhattan and Rorschack, many of the others felt dull to me, like bland caricatures. One aspect I disliked was the weird, and seemingly pointless romance between Silk Spectre II and Nite Owl II. It felt creepy and out of place, boring me and ultimately jarring me from the otherwise interesting plot. Why was it necessary to bog the plot down with their awkward affair, (including facts about his erectile dysfunction)? What was perhaps meant to flesh out the side characters, just ended up feeling like a lot of filler material. Bleh. It slowed the overall momentum for me. Another irritant was the issue concerning the backstory of Silk Spectre I and The Comedian, and the flippant way her sexual assault/rape was dealt with. It felt only a cheap tactic used to give the readers a twist later on, which was obvious to me miles away, and ultimately felt an easy way to manipulate the reader and story. It did not have that effect on me. The matter was not handled very tastefully, in my opinion. Silk Spectre I’s response— or lack thereof—to the crime against her made the writing and overall story have a very misogynistic undertone, which continuously reared its head throughout the following issues. That continuous feeling was highlighted and accentuated by the apparent uselessness of most of the female characters, who rarely if ever, contribute to the story in any meaningful way. Not to mention the fact that so few women were present at all, the story tiresome by their lack of contribution. One obvious exception being Silk Spectre II’s pleading with Doctor Manhattan on Earth’s behalf later on, even then he probably would have come to the decision on his own, given how his mind worked. So perhaps I’m reading between the lines here, but that’s how it struck me. It didn’t sit well, and I’m overly used to comics using women in the usual ways, to titillate as eye candy and fan service, serving no real purpose. I guess I expected more, too much, from something hailed as an innovative masterpiece. Moving on. There were things I did really like, though the story was bogged down with politics, propaganda and misogyny. I really like the satirical take of the golden age superhero story, the way the story makes you think about things in a different light, albeit a very pessimistic—dare I say—nihilistic light. I like the jaded hero perspective. The art was very fitting and did a good job setting the overall tone, even though it wasn’t as pleasing on the eye. It conveyed the general vibe of the plot really well. I loved the fact that the series read more like a mystery noir novel that a traditional action comic book. I really enjoyed the characterizations of Rorschach and Doctor Manhattan the most. I LOVED Doctor Manhattan’s backstory. It was so epic and philosophical; those chapters really made me think. While Rorschach’s background was very sad, it was also a bit underwhelming, considering how much I loved his character. He made an excellent anti-hero. Overall, I really enjoyed it, but could not say I loved it by any means. I appreciate what it means to the world and legacy of comic books and graphic novels, I think it changed the industry in many ways, not all for the better, but in many ways it was good. I liked how original it was. I like the philosophical mindset it gets you in. Some of the characters were so memorable, but the bad somewhat equals the good for me. There was a lot of filler material that felt tedious to read through, dragging the story out. As much as I enjoyed it, I also felt annoyed by it. I felt it was lacking in some pivotal areas, where it could have done more. Many of the characters were so unlikeable and dull, like cardboard cutouts. Seeing how much depth Rorschach and Doctor Manhattan had, I think all of the characters had that potential as well. So I guess I’m in a love-hate thing with Watchmen, no matter which way I slice it, I can’t seem to pick a definite stance. I was pretty disappointed with the ending. I would recommend reading it, to appreciate the leaps Watchmen gave the genre of graphic novels, and for the interesting plot and setting, but in my opinion V for Vendetta was better in most regards. [VOLUMN RATING: 3 STARS] [OFFICIAL RATING: 3.5 STARS]

  18. 4 out of 5

    Pratham

    Opening in Eddie Blake's apartment, Detectives Fine and Bourquin discuss the murder. Considering the size of the man, Detective Fine presumes there must have been two attackers and also determines that by the sturdiness of the glass that Blake must have been thrown out, making his opponent(s) rather large and strong. They decide to cover up the death to avoid interference from Rorschach. Nevertheless, that night Rorschach enters the apartment by use of his grappling hook gun. He searches through Opening in Eddie Blake's apartment, Detectives Fine and Bourquin discuss the murder. Considering the size of the man, Detective Fine presumes there must have been two attackers and also determines that by the sturdiness of the glass that Blake must have been thrown out, making his opponent(s) rather large and strong. They decide to cover up the death to avoid interference from Rorschach. Nevertheless, that night Rorschach enters the apartment by use of his grappling hook gun. He searches through the drawers and closet to find a hidden switch that opens up a compartment with a large assortment of items, including a silenced MAC-10 machine gun, a combat knife, a leather costume, and a picture of the Minutemen. Rorschach realizes that Eddie Blake was the true identity of the legendary masked adventurer, the Comedian. Dan Dreiberg is visiting Hollis Mason at the latter's home above Mason's Auto Repairs where they discuss their time as Nite Owl in what Dreiberg calls a "late night beer session." He walks to his own apartment to find Rorschach has already broken in and was helping himself to cold beans. They walk down the stairs to his workshop to discuss the death of the Comedian. Dreiberg suggests an ordinary burglary or a political killing from Marxist Republics in South America, but Rorschach mentions a 'mask killer' theory, in that someone is trying to pick off costumed heroes. Rorschach enters Happy Harry's bar to gather information. He talks to Happy Harry who doesn't seem to know anything about it, then tortures a man who mocks him named Steve, breaking two of his fingers. No one seems to know anything about the murder of Edward Blake. Rorshach next visits Adrian Veidt at the billionaire's office. Veidt also suggests a political killing, possibly the Soviets, but Rorschach assures him otherwise, and mocks Veidt for setting up a company to sell posters, diet books and toy soldiers based on himself, calling him a 'prostitute'. Rather unaffected, he discusses his retiring from adventuring before the Keene Act was passed. The last people Rorshach warns are Jon Osterman and Laurie Juspeczyk both of whom reside at the Rockefeller Military Research Center. Manhattan recalls that the C.I.A. suspects the Libyans were responsible for Blake's death, but isn't concerned himself, explaining that he sees life and death as "unquantifiable abstracts." Initially intending to warn them of the presumed mask killer, he ends up arguing with Laurie about the behaviors of the Comedian. Due to upsetting Laurie, Jon transports Rorschach outside the facility. Laurie calls Dan Dreiberg to see if he would meet her at Rafael's for dinner. Laurie discusses her regret for adventuring and her relationship with Jon, then they talk about an old villain that only pretended to be a super-villain to get beaten up, and together they laugh about the days when they were once costumed crime fighters.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Artemis Hobbs

    Started reading Watchmen today because I believed it to be my civic duty as a comics fan and as a fan of Alan Moore to do so. (More familiar with his Swamp Thing and Promethea run). I of course had seen the Zach Snyder adaptation. It was a seminal (and visceral) piece of film that blew (and scared) my 14 year old mind. But I couldn't help but always hear about this really amazing book it was based on. Even today, I hear more about the book than I do the movie. (Which I still really believe is a go Started reading Watchmen today because I believed it to be my civic duty as a comics fan and as a fan of Alan Moore to do so. (More familiar with his Swamp Thing and Promethea run). I of course had seen the Zach Snyder adaptation. It was a seminal (and visceral) piece of film that blew (and scared) my 14 year old mind. But I couldn't help but always hear about this really amazing book it was based on. Even today, I hear more about the book than I do the movie. (Which I still really believe is a good film in spite of its aesthetics. There are too many powerful moments for it not to be good). Reading this so many years after having seen the film... wow. The amount of story crammed and paced so perfectly into 26 pages has earned all my respect in the world. It also highlighted to me just how shot for shot the movie is as an adaption. I'm usually bored by reading books to movies that already ripped it off so much that the book leaves little to see that the movie didn't already show. A lot must be said of Dave Gibbon's art. These nine panel pages are tight as a mother-clucker and I believe it is just as essential in the book's success as The Killing Joke was with Brian Bolland. I like Gibbons very knife-like ink strokes. It stands out most. I'm just really digging it. The writing and scene progression stands apart from pretty every other comic in the amount of engagement. It's like watching a movie on a page. Literally animate the comic in front of you as you read and I promise you the experience is a thousand times more striking. Anyway. Not gonna say much else. This is always a difficult subject cause it's a book that everyone has talked to death over. And I seriously have nothing (and I do mean nothing) to add. As a story in of itself, it's solid. Structure and pace. That's all I need to say. Characters are interesting, diverse and introduced at just the right time. I am gonna savor my time with this book. Already I feel like this is a book you wish you could re-read for the first time all over again.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Billie Walls

    This is a book I think any comic fan needs to at least skim through, the book isn't like any of the popular current marvel comics and films its dark and gritty and follows a odd cast of characters. Their like a parody of the usual neat and clean superheroes as characters like Rorschach are violent, brutal and has a eye for an eye view. The story is dark and entertaining and the character development is well done overall the book is a good change from other superhero books and I definitely recomm This is a book I think any comic fan needs to at least skim through, the book isn't like any of the popular current marvel comics and films its dark and gritty and follows a odd cast of characters. Their like a parody of the usual neat and clean superheroes as characters like Rorschach are violent, brutal and has a eye for an eye view. The story is dark and entertaining and the character development is well done overall the book is a good change from other superhero books and I definitely recommend it. 9.5/10

  21. 5 out of 5

    David

    I loved the book, although, it was hard to read at some points. I think it had a great story plot and an unexpected ending. The political standpoints of rape culture, child abuse, along with the apocalypse shows a type of maturity that I didn't see in any other book. The further I analyzed the story the more interesting it got. The story of Dr. Manhattan also shows how humans are somewhat irrelevant and the vulnerability of humans. The relationship between Laurie, her mother, and the comedian is I loved the book, although, it was hard to read at some points. I think it had a great story plot and an unexpected ending. The political standpoints of rape culture, child abuse, along with the apocalypse shows a type of maturity that I didn't see in any other book. The further I analyzed the story the more interesting it got. The story of Dr. Manhattan also shows how humans are somewhat irrelevant and the vulnerability of humans. The relationship between Laurie, her mother, and the comedian is the most compelling part of the book. At the end of the book, it surprised me how all the protagonists sided with the villain. The saddest part of the book is when the news stand guy and the comic book boy died in each others arms. By far, this is the most interesting book I've ever read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shibin k

    "Why does one death matter against so many? Because there is good and there is evil, and evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I shall not compromise in this. But there are so many deserving of retribution . . . and there is so little time" ~Rorschach This is my attempt to read the classic comics that made the genre what it is today and i picked up the best one to start with, Alan Moore is an amazing creator and i can't wait to pick the next one.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dylan Hope

    Already really dark and interesting. The protagonist (Rorschach) is a great narrator and it was so fun seeing all of the characters and what they are doing after retirement. ***summary*** A pact has banned vililantes (except government sanctioned ones; Dr Manhattan and The Comedian) and so many have retired (besides Rorschach). The Comedian has been murdered and Rorshach thinks that its a plot to kill the masked heroes. He goes to warn all of his old allies.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    fuck this fucking book and fuck alan moore oh my fucking g*d the most unsympathetic and the most fake deep characters & writing i've ever seen like for example you're going to tell us everything wrong with the comedian and then try to show him as some sort of hero? go fuck yourself fuck this fucking book and fuck alan moore oh my fucking g*d the most unsympathetic and the most fake deep characters & writing i've ever seen like for example you're going to tell us everything wrong with the comedian and then try to show him as some sort of hero? go fuck yourself

  25. 4 out of 5

    Brew Schmuck

    A solid beginning to one of the original grimdark stories. It does a great job of exposition and really gives us the feel of the world and the relationships between characters. All in all it does all it needs to be doing - keep us reading.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Monika M.

    If I hadn't seen the movie, it would be a bit hard to understand what's going on and who's is who. But the story is interesting and motivates to read further. Best part, though, was an excerpt from Hollis' book at the end :)

  27. 5 out of 5

    Deryka Tso

    Worthy of the hype. Some of these images are going to stay with me forever. Well-crafted non-linear storytelling actually answers your questions as you read, but you'll never be able to guess what happens next. Love it :)

  28. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Wahl

    Kyle had me read this the second semester of my senior year of college, I read the entire run in one of his big books. It was brilliantly done, thoughtfully written and illustrated. Not for children or the faint of heart, it is gruesome and gritty.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mutant

    The watchmen is extremely well edited, character driven, wonderfull and plod driven. I need more of this and love it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Getty

    Classic that I finally got around to reading. I'll probably read it 10 more times before I die.

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