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Thursday, March 5, 2009

What I’m Reading Now: Who Watches The Watchmen?

“Dog carcass in alley this morning, tired tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face.” Ah, yes. A light-hearted line that only Alan Moore can deliver. I sit typing this article only four hours from the Watchman midnight premiere. If you are reading comic blogs and subscribe to our podcast then chances are that you have already had the chance to read this amazing twelve issue limited series. Written in 1986, Moore and Gibbons really thrust us in a world filled with nuclear fear and slow decay of society. The U.S. is protected by a society of superheroes inspired by comic book until Dr. Manhattan, a true super powered being, emerges. With this comic, Moore and Gibbons push the potential of what a superhero comic could be. It created genres that artists have been exploring since. Watchmen represents a crucial moment in comic history - as crucial as the creation of Superman and Batman. Upon hearing there was going to be a film adaptation to this already amazing piece of work, I was skeptical. Upon further consideration, I believe that any director gutsy enough to take on such a challenge deserves my attention as well as my seven dollars. Also, Rorschach is one of my favorite comic book characters and I am excited to see how he will transpose on the big screen. The cast of this movie is relatively unknown cast, which will be interesting to see how they work together to present one of the greatest works of comic fiction. Tonight represents an giant leap for comic kind and all comic lovers should go out and support the Watchmen movie. Friday night the ComicDorks will be at Chesterfield 14 to help usher in the Watchmen opening weekend. We hope to see you out in numbers supporting what you love most. The Dorks will also be traveling to Joplin to attend Hurly Con. If you’re in the area, you should also stop by and meet some great comic creators from the heartland. It's a weekend of comics so get involved!

1 comment:

Scotty Don't said...

But what did you think of the film?