Fulfilling My Comic Book Street Cred

I finally got around to reading Watchmen, a limited comic book series that came out in the 80s. I say finally because my brother bought it come years ago and I even had it on my own shelf for some months now.

Accolades are written all over the edition we have and I have admit, everything that has been said about Watchmen is true. I had no idea what it was about going into it (well, I knew it was about a bunch of heroes, but that’s it) and was brought into well developed story with interesting characters. The last chapter itself could only be classified as “whoa”.

I can’t believe I’ve never read it before. I have heard about it for years now, especially when I was reading Kingdom Come, a 4 part comic series that took place in the DC Universe. People always seemed to mention Watchmen in context. When any interesting comic book miniseries came out, there was always the inevitable comparison to Watchmen. And yet, I had never read it.

Well, now I can say I have read it. I thought it would be funny to pretend that I have always been a fan of Watchmen when I go see the movie, y’know, to make sure everyone thinks that I have been a part of this from the very beginning, but after being reminded that Watchmen came out in 1986 and 87, I realized that my proclamations of such a claim wouldn’t quite fly.

I’m now officially looking forward to the movie. I have been waiting for 20 years to see it.

Hmm, did that last part sound convincing? I’ll try to work on that before opening day…

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  1. Worth every minute of reading, eh? I’m rereading it again. That’s like a whole other experience. I suggest rereading it. You’ll notice lots of little hints and parallels in each frame/box(?) that you might have overlooked. Like SPOILER!!!

    Rorschach in the very first couple of frames… ;o)

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