So, as you may or may not know, Watchmen is a Comic Book written by Alan Moore. It was a limited series with only 12 issues and is considered one of the seminal works of the comic book medium.
It also made Time's list of the top 100 novels of 1920-2005 being the only literature presented in comic format to be represented on the list.
Watchmen ,in the broadest sense, is a Superhero comic. However, it takes on the cliches of modern superheroes assessing them from a more realistic standpoint and trying to demonstrate how the real world would view people who dressed up in costumes and went around breaking peoples bones.
Words do not do Watchmen justice as it really is an experience. However, if I had to somehow describe Watchmen in a sentence, it would be this: Ironically, all of society has to be saved by those exiled from society itself.
I won't go into further detail as I don't want to spoil anything for you guys.
Watchmen, along with Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," ushered in the current, darker era in comics.
As I'm sure most of you know from the aggressive marketing campaign, Watchmen is getting a movie adaptation directed by 300's Zack Snyder due to be released on 03/06/09
I am assembling this thread to allow members of the Rock Band community to discuss anything and everything related to the Watchmen comic and movie.
Director: Zack Snyder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_Snyder
Lawrence Gordon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Gordon_(producer)
Lloyd Levin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_Levin
David Hayter of MGS fame http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hayter
Alex Tse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Tse
Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach
Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl
Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre II
Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan
Matthew Goode as Adrian Veidt
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian
Yes there are other characters, but these are the main characters of the Comic Book and there's no disputing that
That should give you guys a good feel for the tone of the book, but I implore those of you interested to read the original book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
Plus, it's only $ 11 at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Watchmen-Alan-...4929304&sr=8-1
I'll check here often to see if there are any questions that you guys need answering, but nothing related to the question, "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" please.
I just want more of you to become aware of this fantastic work.
Please, make any suggestions you can to improve this thread and yes comic fans, there is no squid in the movie.