Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Watchmen



Presentation: Watchmen was one of the most talked about graphic novel and introduced many readers to the world of comic books, and it is one of the must-read for every comic fan.


Story:  The story of Watchmen takes place in 1985 in an alternate history where superheroeswho have ceased their vigilante seem to disappear one by one, while the Third World War threatens to erupt at any time with the Eastern bloc . The appearance of Dr.Manhattan in 1959, a superman with powers by almost the equal of a god, has changed the history we know: the United States won the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal was choked, oil is no longer a major source of energy, and Richard Nixon is still president in 1985. The album is interspersed with several pages of written materialfrom the world of Watchmen. Newspaper articles, long passages from the diary of one of the characters, these documents do not directly serve the plot of the story but cangive depth to the world of Watchmen.


Drawing:The drawing isn't the best but it gives the comic it's own style . everything is very detailed the characters are very well designed. It may throw some readers off at the beginning but soon they will find that drawing isn't what makes this comic so good.




Verdict: This is as i said a must read . It has everything drama conspiracy theories.... If you can get your hands on this graphic novel you won't regret it. I give it a [9/10]

20 comments:

Shaw said...

That's a score I can get behind. Also, for a comic from the 1980's, I think the art is pretty great.

The Dynamic Trend said...

Great post! Keep it up. I enjoyed the film as well.

GMSoccerPicks said...

Not a big comics fan, but you actually made me wanna read this one. I will try to find it online.

Bass Cadet said...

I'm not big into Watchmen, but I do collect comics. I'm a big DC fanboy, and just a bit into marvel. I can't wait for the new 52! On the marvel side I tend to read FF and the Fear itself event. Are you keeping up with the current comics in the DCU?

chanonymous said...

@bass cadet: not really . I tend to read Major events i can't get all the weekly releases

Bass Cadet said...

@Chanonymous

I see. Comics can be very expensive. Most people I know just get about 3 or 4 weekly. I tend to get about 7-10 weekly.

I'm trying to be more selective on what I read. But I enjoy it so much. When I'm behind my reading I don't buy as much, but when I'm on top of it,I feel like I have nothing to do. I may have to go back and reread several of the good storylines, such as the recent war of the green lanterns, or the Blackest Night/Brightest Day series which BLEW MY MIND.

Comics is something healthy for me, it is what is getting me back into reading.

Rockinrule said...

This was one of those graphic novels that turned into a movie. Did you read 300?

chanonymous said...

@rockinrule :I will read it for sure. The movie was like pr0n to gay peeps. all those abs ...

Jerrick C. said...

aww man watch men I really like this novel because it puts the reader in their world in the comic, great post following and supporting

Alexis said...

I love the art of Watchmen... It's so unique.

LaezE Boy said...

Watchmen is the only comic to ever make it on the new york times best seller list

Orang3 said...

The first time I had watchmen in my hands was because a friend of mine give it to me like "omg bro you have to read this, best fucking comic ever" and I had it in my desk over a year. One night, electricity went out and without internet to spent time, I took the book and I regreted to didn't read it before, as he said, best fucking comic ever.

The thing is, after you read it few times you're always rediscovering things that you didn't noticed before.

By the way, you have a new follower sir! :]

MasterPhreak said...

one of the greatest comics ever made, too bad the movie didnt follow it well

67dude said...

+ 1 follower for this comic.

Mr Jack House said...

Or die in the adventure, be my helps, Following!

Magixx said...

great movie with very mystic characters, could watch it again and again :)

The Sorrow said...

Reading this graphic novel changed my life for real

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

H. said...

Nice review, thanks!

vitaminandmineralfacts said...

Been putting off picking these up for too long.

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