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Watchmen /
Alan Moore, writer ; Dave Gibbons, illustrator/letterer ; John Higgins, colorist.
imprint
New York : DC Comics, c2008.
description
1 v. (various pagings) : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1401219268, 9781401219260
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added author
imprint
New York : DC Comics, c2008.
isbn
1401219268
9781401219260
catalogue key
6826205
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-01-01:
When first serialized in 1986-7, this extraordinary story took the comics world by storm, and its fresh approach, more mature and realistic than most other mainstream comics of the time, became a template for much of what came later. In a world where superheroes have been outlawed, the murder of amoral government agent and ex-superhero the Comedian leads some of his former colleagues to investigate, and thereby uncover a plot of incredible scope and impact. Moore and Gibbons delve deeply into the psychology of the heroes, including the uncompromising, illegally operating urban denizen Rorschach; the wealthy super-intelligent businessman Ozymandias; and the atom-powered, blue-skinned, aloof Dr. Manhattan, and the heroes' political, technological, and cultural impact on their unsettled world is thoroughly delineated. Further, Moore proved himself an immensely skilled scriptwriter, weaving together complementary plotlines that comment on and deepen the book's main action. This remains a pinnacle of comics achievement, and no collection should be without it (with mature themes and some nudity, it's recommended for older teens and adults). This new oversized (12"x8") hardcover, with its colors revised by original colorist John Higgins and with preliminary sketches and story notes appended, is the finest version available. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any." TIME, TIME MAGAZINE's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present
"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any." TIME, TIME MAGAZINE's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Guardian UK, February 2009
Library Journal, March 2009
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This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.
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DC Comics re-releases this classic epic. The Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of superheroes plagued by all-too-human failings. (Graphic Novels)
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SOON TO BE A FEATURE FILM! This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.

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