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Watchmen (graphic novel)

512 Ratings: 2.9
A 12-part comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons.

Watchmen is a twelve-issue comic book limited series created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins. The series was published by DC Comics during 1986 and 1987, and has been subsequently reprinted into a collected graphic … see full wiki

Author: Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Genre: Superheroes, Comics & Graphic Novels, Political and Social Satire, Dystopian
Publisher: DC Comics
Date Published: 1986-1987
33 reviews about Watchmen (graphic novel)
Quick Tip by . May 03, 2010
The single greatest superhero story ever. A complex, anarchic, subversive, poetic, ironic masterpiece of storytelling. Alan Moore's best work.
Quick Tip by . May 05, 2010
Classic comic work about why anyone would become a superhero set against a doomsday clock to nuclear war.
review by . September 01, 2009
So says a panel of a comic book within a comic being spoken as a metphor for the mighty Dr. Manhattan the only super face in a book of would be superheros who are actually just everyday folk in an alternate 1985 where Nixon is still in office, nuclear attack is around the corner and hope is bleak.      Surprised me as well.      I just finished reading the much heralded Watchmen graphic novel.  "The graphic novel that put graphic novels on the map, …
Quick Tip by . September 24, 2009
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' ultimate masterpiece completely altered the way people viewed superhero comic books forever. An essential read!
review by . May 07, 2009
After seeing the movie, I knew I had to read the book. The movie left me wanting more, as there were, in my opinion, too many questions left unanswered. Plus, when was the last time a movie did justice to a book?      Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, is a great novel. Sure, it is a "graphic novel," but the story, artwork, and story-within-a-story are fabulous. For those unaware, Watchmen concerns a group of super heroes, the "Crimebusters." Of the members, only one, …
review by . February 08, 2009
Alan Moore skillfully creates a dreary and dangerous world in this graphic novel. It is a grim and unpleasant place. When you pick up this story, you are immersed in this world as immediately as if you did a dumpster dive into the urban human mind. I sought in vain for someone in the story that was likeable. Most of the major characters (and there are many) are angry, violent, paranoid and unstable. Nevertheless, it is a well done dystopia. The story is interesting, the suspense builds steadily, …
review by . April 23, 2007
The 1980s were a revolutionary time for the comic book industry. What began as a way to offer cheap entertainment to kids suddenly became a storytelling medium worth taking seriously, thanks in no small part to the two greatest writers to emerge from that time period: Frank Miller and Alan Moore. Miller and Moore, now recognized as arguably the greatest comic book writers who ever lived, revitalized a dying form of entertainment and turned it into what it is today: art. Miller's seminal work is …
review by . January 28, 2004
Most simply stated, WATCHMEN was the graphic novel that totally changed the comic book industry. The book is a deconstruction of comics. The book also forces a person to challenge the way they view life and the events that go on in the news. Besides all that, it's a great story, too. Still, with all that said, WATCHMEN isn't a great piece of literature (though it comes pretty close) there's just too many comic conventions involved in both the art and story. Whatever the case, if you're …
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