Watchmen (Watchmen Complete)
Watchmen è considerato dalla critica e dai lettori di tutto il mondo un capolavoro del fumetto contemporaneo. Attraverso il mito del supereroe, e raccontando un'avventura di altissima intensità emotiva, questo romanzo a fumetti esplora i grandi temi dell'umanità: la giustizia, la pace, il senso dell'esistenza. E lo fa riuscendo a incantare pagina dopo pagina, vignetta dopo...more
The entire work is an exploration of the history and purpose of the superhero genre: how readers connect to i...more
I ain’t knocking that. Imagination abounds, and I am thoroughly impressed. I love that comic books and graphic novels create their entire world – but – BUT then again every piece of art creates it’s own world. And ALL OF THOSE OTHER ARTS MAKE EMOTIONALLY E...more
To be fair, I'm somewhat of a snob when it comes to my reading habits. First and foremost, I want to be entertained. If the story happens to be deep, thought provoking or groundbreaking as well, that's icing on the cake. And the bottom line is th...more
The Movie did a great summary of the plot while formulating a story that missed the subtext of the graphic novel entirely.
I enjoyed both, but after reading the graphic novel, it's almost sad how the impression you tak...more
Alrighty, I don't even know how to go about doing justice on this piece of work. For everyone's information, I'm a total noob when it comes to comics. I never read anything until 2010 after I watched The Walking Dead and found out that it was adapted from a comic. I read every single volume in a matter of days and fell in love.
Just remember that I enjoy dark, psychological, and unhappy comics. That's the way I am. If you don't like those type of novels, then don't pick this one up. I think that...more
Along with the Sandman graphic novels this is my favourite work in the medium (Zenith and Preacher get honourable mentions). Watchmen wins over all of the other candidates in ambition. This is a work of vast ambition. It doesn't deliver on every level, it isn't perfect, but it contains so much that succeeds, and comes so close to fulfilling its promises that...more
The poster is in an alleyway. It is fil...more
I'm seriously tempted to give spoilers here, as the book was utterly mind-blowing (GAH! Rorschach! GAH!), and there were some serious twists in the book that, while I can't say I didn't see them coming, still really affected me strongly.
This is not a comic book for those who want their superheroes infallible icons of Americana. This is a graphic nov...more
Watchmen - many people know the idea behind the title 'Who will watch the Watchmen' - but not everyone has read this acclaimed novel. As the title suggests it is a graphic novel that deals with the idea of who exists to watch the superheroes if they go out of control. And really, part of my problem with reading this...more
Now, admittedly, I'm damn near blind when it comes to seeing symbolism. One should never rely on me to be the one to catch symbolism references to things in books or movie or anything, unless it sid...more
Let me start by saying that I though the movie did this book justice, especially visually. But reading this graphic novel just added an entire new layer to the story, making it even deeper and more complex than I thought it was. The characters...more
Bookfriends, it is the one-year anniversary of Jugs & Capes! And so naturally we read the behemoth of behemoths. That's right: Watchmen. Probably the most famous graphic novel of all time, if not altogether one of the most famous books of all time. It’s such a hard book to even talk about, let alone review—I feel like everything I could say must have already been said, louder and smarter, over and over.
Oh but whatever, when has that stoppe...more
My main problems with it are simply subjective. Moore can't write well, in my opinion, and nowhere is his dull and poor prose more apparent than in this book. I fell asleep reading this and cannot understand what people see in this. None of them besides the blue guy have superpowers so it's basically a group of guys who like a punch up and dress up in rubbish outfits. One bloke...more
Some reasons I loved Watchmen:
The alternative history approach; America won the Vietnam war, Nixon is still president, but the hysteria caused by the possibility of nucle...more
My friends and I were so damn obsessed when this series was first coming out. It was a monthly serial, of course, but the issues kept coming later and later. Fortunately there was so very much detail to obsess over in every si...more
Watchmen should be a novel, not a comic/ graphic novel/ sequential art or whatever you want to call it. Is it because its subject matters - utopia, relative morality and phenomenological existence just to name a few, are too co...more
I found a very interesting thesis someone had written (if anyone would like to read it, comment and I'll try to find it again), which gave me some nice historical background on the history of comics in general and t...more
Because the movie is coming out next year, Jim said I had to read this. It was the best graphic novel ever written.
Forget all that n...more
This second generation of retired crime figh...more
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Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egypt...more
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Looked at sky through smoke heavy with human fat and God was not there. The cold, suffocating dark goes on forever and we are alone. Live our lives, lacking anything better to do. Devise reason later. Born from oblivion; bear children, hell-bound as ourselves, go into oblivion. There is nothing else.
Existence is random. Has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long. No meaning save what we choose to impose. This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It’s us. Only us. Streets stank of fire. The void breathed hard on my heart, turning its illusions to ice, shattering them. Was reborn then, free to scrawl own design on this morally blank world.
Does that answer your Questions, Doctor?”