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Watchmen by Alan Moore
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Aug 12, 08

Read in August, 2008

Evidentally Moore was attempting to make the Moby Dick of comics. Well, obviously he failed because I finished this one. Take that Melville. And to add insult to your injury this has sold like crazy in the author's lifetime, and Moore doesn't have to resort to farming to get by.

Story: in the late 1930's, the golden age of comic books, various fans decide to become masked adventurers themselves. Just normal people with the drive and dedication to fight crime in funny suits. What happens when supermen are more human than super? What happens when society doesn't need them anymore? What happens when a real superman arrives? And what happens when he goes away? And in the end, at what lengths will they go to save the world?

I've been meaning to get on this one for 15 years. Don't make the same mistake. Read it now.

Personal note to Sarah A: Jared Reese recommended this one to me back in the early 90's.
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