November 29, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
To start with a quote from the second chapter of the watchmen:
“Rorschach’s Journal. October 16th 1985…
.. Edward Morgan Blake. Born 1924 Forty-five years a comedian. Died 1985, Buried in the rain. Is that what happens to us? a life of conflict with no time for friends. so that when it’s done, only our enemies leave roses. “
The second chapter is all really about burying an old friend. I feel it no spoiler to say the Comedian is dead, and this chapter is about him, though the eyes of those who knew him. (more…)
At Midnight All The Agents...
November 14, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Rorschach’s Journal. October 13th, 1985…. On Friday night, a comedian died in New York. Somebody knows why. Down there somebody knows.
As I promised last week it begin’s, having reread the first chapter of Watchmen. titled “At Midnight, All the Agents…” Published in September of 1985, taking place in an alternate timeline. It is 1985 as well in the watchmen, but it’s not “our” 1985, it’s not even the same 1985 as Superman or other DC characters. The watchmen have their own history, their own world.. and their own dark 1985.
the real question should be, what can the watchmen’s timeline tell us about our own, and about us? or is it just a good work of fiction? (more…)