Monthly Archives: February 2012

Atrocity Committed for the Greater Good

Fyodor Dostoyevsky once said that “art imitates life” so perhaps that is why the universe in Watchmen is similar to our own. However, as true to other graphic mediums, the setting in the Watchmen is an exaggerated version of the … Continue reading

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Dr.Manhattan Exposed

Dr. Manhattan Exposed The fourth issue of the Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, “Watchmaker” discusses Dr. Manhattan’s current location on Mars and his revisits to the past. The fourth chapter of Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics delivers the idea … Continue reading

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Dr. Manhattan’s Defense Trial

Brett Steffen Dr. Manhattan’s Defensive Trial The graphic novel series The Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, contains a controversial issue involving the killing of Rorschach by the hand of Dr. Manhattan. The controversy is whether the death of … Continue reading

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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Stuck in a Cycle

Within the Watchmen comics, there is a strong demonstration of mirroring of images from the front to the back of the book.  The panels of each comic mimic the art design and the animation.  As the first panel resembles the … Continue reading

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Cunning Writing and Rorschach Drawings

The graphic novel Watchmen was originally published as twelve separate issues. Each issue represented a different chapter in the story. The fifth issue, “Fearful Symmetry,” is particularly intriguing because of the way the author of the Watchmen series was able … Continue reading

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