Watchmen

Posted on September 6, 2008

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I am eagerly awaiting the new Watchmen movie. 
I am still waiting to get my hands on the graphic novel. 
I might just have to get my own instead of waiting for my friend to bring me his…
 

Watchmen Fast Facts

from the wikipedia… 

 “Watchmen is set in 1985, in an alternate history of the United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union; throughout the books, the Doomsday Clock is shown gradually ticking towards midnight. It tells the story of a group of past and present heroes and superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own.”

“The iconic, blood-stained, smiley face, swiftly adopted as the semi-official logo for Watchmen, is present on the cover of all the diverse reprintings of the maxiseries”

  Popularized the “graphic novel” format

 Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award,[2] and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Times 2005 list of “the 100 best English-language novels

 

As with any comic adaption there are bound to be critics arguing the validity of the  movie. 
Warner Bros. proves that they will stay true to the the graphic novel by posting frames from the book which match identically with frames from the movie.

watchmen-poster-comparison.jpg

See the other panels…Watchmen Panels
and
the Watchmen Trailer

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