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…)
Preparing to Review
October 31, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
Background on the watchmen
If there ever has been a comic book story that stood on its own, it has been the watchmen, Originally published between 1986 & 1987 as a 12 issue comic book limited series. and created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It is likely one of the greatest comic book tales of all time.
I am already a big fan of the graphic novel, and the movie, although It has been some time since I read it. Part of me reviewing it, involves reading it again. Part by part.
As such, I am braking my watchmen review down into 14 parts. this part, being the first, and being more background than anything. Then I will talk about all 12 Issues or chapters independently. Lastly I will put everything together as one review for one epic story. My posts on the watchmen will occur in bi-weekly installments.