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ISBN13: 9780930289232
ISBN10: 0930289234
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It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane, or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder superheroes — and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story — the story of The Watchmen.

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"Watchmen is peerless." Mikal Gilmore, Rolling Stone

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"A brilliant piece of fiction." The Village Voice

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"Who watches the Watchmen?" The question is answered in this popular trade paperback collection of the groundbreaking maxiseries written by Alan Moore (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Swamp Thing) with art by Dave Gibbons (The Dome: Ground Zero, Martha Washington Goes to War).

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A group of superheroes plagued by all too human failings fall from grace while the concept of the super hero is dissected and inverted as strangely realistic characters are stalked by an unknown assassin.

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Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, SWAMP THING and Miracleman. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP TEN. As one of the medium's most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience.

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strider_wilderness, February 4, 2011 (view all comments by strider_wilderness)
Not the first graphic novel by any means, but one of the best that the genre has produced. Watchmen operates from the proposition that even superheroes, no matter how powerful they may be, still suffer all the frailties and limitations of human nature. While some have suggested that Watchmen is a deconstruction of the superhero concept, I prefer to think that it simply adds a welcome dimension of realism.
Whether you've seen the movie, or you are just curious about graphic novels, this book is essential reading.
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Austin McKenna, January 5, 2010 (view all comments by Austin McKenna)
This is an amazing work of literature that shows the power of combining the visual with the written to make something beyond either form.
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Lucy Black, August 28, 2009 (view all comments by Lucy Black)
This was my first graphic novel, and while I’m not really into the genre, I think it is a very good example of the medium. If nothing else, Watchmen gets points for presenting some intelligent philosophical arguments as well as for quoting Blake. Kinda makes me want to read V for Vendetta now. We’ll see.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780930289232
Author:
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Publisher:
DC Comics
Editor:
Marx, Barry
Author:
Moore, Alan
Author:
Gibbons, Dave
Author:
D C Comics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
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graphic novel;comics;fiction;superheroes;comic;science fiction;superhero;alternate history;dystopia;fantasy;alan moore;comic book;graphic;cold war;comic books;mystery;politics;dc comics;1980s;sf;apocalypse;classic;20th century;crime;war;watchmen;heroes;co
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 1, 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9 x 7 in 13.26 lb

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Watchmen Used Trade Paper
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Product details 416 pages DC Comics - English 9780930289232 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Watchmen is peerless."
"Review" by , "A brilliant piece of fiction."
"Synopsis" by , "Who watches the Watchmen?" The question is answered in this popular trade paperback collection of the groundbreaking maxiseries written by Alan Moore (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Swamp Thing) with art by Dave Gibbons (The Dome: Ground Zero, Martha Washington Goes to War).
"Synopsis" by , A group of superheroes plagued by all too human failings fall from grace while the concept of the super hero is dissected and inverted as strangely realistic characters are stalked by an unknown assassin.
"Synopsis" by , CA
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