Now presented in stark black and white, highlighting Dave Gibbons dark,
moody pencils, read the greatest graphic novel of all time in a whole new way!
In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed
history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War
is in full effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds
into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the
unlikely group of reunited heroes--Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr.
Manhattan and Ozymandias--have to test the limits of their convictions and ask
themselves where the true line is between good and evil. In the
mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created WATCHMEN, changing the course
of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the
genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, WATCHMEN's
sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its
psychological depth and realism.
Publisher: DC Comics
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 1622 g
Dimensions: 299 x 196 x 38 mm
"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium." --TIME Magazine
"WATCHMEN is peerless." --Rolling Stone
"Remarkable ... the would-be heroes of WATCHMEN have staggeringly complex psychological profiles." --New York Times Book Review
"Groundbreaking." --USA Today
"A masterwork representing the apex of artistry." --Entertainment Weekly
"The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced." --Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof