Posts tagged ‘Watchmen’

Everyone’s Watching The Watchmen!

As you likely know, this weekend is the release of the much-anticipated adaptation of the modern classic Watchmen. You’ve seen the trailers for weeks and scanned all the early reviews, but we should all take a minute to revisit the source material- the classic 1980s tv show. I’m sure some of you remember watching this over your bowls of Froot Loops!

I only hope the true spirit of the show is able to be translated to the big screen.  Critics who’ve seen early screenings seem to be divided on the matter, but I’m going to see it Sunday for myself, and I’ll report back here!

Earlier: Comic Shop: Watchmen by Alan Moore.

March 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm 3 comments

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December 26, 2008 at 10:09 am 4 comments

Comic Shop: Watchmen by Alan Moore

Even though it’s 2008, comics are still seen as a pretty guy-oriented medium. That assumption isn’t totally without merit- hundreds of comics are characterized by stupid amounts of violence and women with enormous breasts in skimpy costumes. That doesn’t make it the rule, however. There are a lot of comics written for people who prefer characterization to cleavage, and which appeal to much broader demographics. There is a place for girls in comics, and it doesn’t have anything to do with shoes or nail polish or feelings. It’s about good storytelling, innovative art, and creators who take full advantage of an under-appreciated medium. A lot has been written about why girls shy away from comics, so I’m going to tell you why you should love them.

I’m not one for superhero comics, usually. However, I love a work that can turn traditional ideas on their heads, and revolutionize a genre by twisting every aspect of it. Therefore, I’m pretty much obligated to love Alan Moore’s Watchmen.

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May 19, 2008 at 3:13 pm 5 comments


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