Dates: July 19th - July 28th
Synopsis: 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.
My thoughts: Well now, I loved the film adaptation of this so much, and so eventually I had to read the comic. Having finally done it, I can safely say that I love this just as much as the film. I do find the ending of the film to be a bit more satisfactory than the comic though, as it felt like Dr Manhattan made some sort of sacrifice rather than just walking away. When I said I loved the film, I specifically meant the directors cut. The ‘ultimate’ cut never really added anything interesting for me, The Black Freighter side story really didn’t seem that special to me, however in comic form, I do feel that it does add something, a parallel to the main story that plays nicely off of it. If you’re a fan of comic books/graphic novels and you’ve not read this yet, then do so now. It’s brilliant.