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Watchmen by Alan Moore
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Sep 04, 2008

it was amazing

The thing I love most about the Watchmen is that it is less of a superhero story and more of a human story. Focusing on the vices and trappings of being a superhero, Watchmen invites readers into a world were superheros are as equally, if not more so, flawed than the rest of us.

It merits still stand to this day but considering the raw, unapologetic tone the Watchmen sets, it makes it even more unbelievable that it was written in the late 80s. Along with MIller's Dark Knight, Watchmen really helped set the tone for the comics that followed. Taking other comics view of moral black and white and smearing it to various shades of grey, Watchmen shows that behind a mask, heroes may not be so super. By the end of the Watchmen, reader will realize that in the Watchmen universe, there are no superheros, only normal people with powers. Highly recommended.

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