Category Archives: 1980s

Essay #4. Discovering Watchmen

1. The graphic novel Watchmenwas originally published as twelve separate issues. Each issue represented a different chapter in the story. The fifth issue, “Fearful Symmetry,” is particularly intriguing. In the first part of this assignment, you will uncover the secret … Continue reading

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What if Watchmen were a Saturday morning cartoon?

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Truth, propaganda, or a little of both?

On Monday, we will watch very brief clips from the documentary Vacation Nicaragua¬†(Clearfield, 1986). As one synposis explains, “Director Anita Clearfield brought her cameras and crew along on a trip with 25 ordinary Americans as they toured Nicaragua to learn … Continue reading

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