Watchmen (Watchmen #1-12)

Watchmen (Watchmen #1-12)

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best-seller, Watchmen has been studied on college campuses across This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-hum...

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Title:Watchmen (Watchmen #1-12)
Author:Alan Moore
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Watchmen
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Watchmen (Watchmen #1-12) Reviews

  • karen
    Mar 04, 2009
    okay i finally read it. and although i hate hate hate the art (which is why i didnt read it long ago until everyone kept telling me it was better than the art) the story is mostly very good. there are a couple of cringe-y things in there, mostly just dated material that cant be helped,...
  • J.G. Keely
    May 13, 2007
    Since the movie came out, I've found myself having to explain why Watchmen is important and interesting. Despite being the most revered comic book of all time, it never really entered the mainstream until the film. Now, people are rushing to read it in droves, but approaching Watchmen ...
  • Madeline
    Nov 17, 2009
    Two realizations occurred to me while reading this book: 1. The movie version, while long as hell, is actually really well done and accurate. And by "accurate" I of course mean "basically a frame-by-frame reproduction of the graphic novel." Not necessarily a bad thing, although they...
  • Punk
    Aug 17, 2007
    Graphic Novel. It's 1985. We won the Vietnam War. Nixon is still president. Someone is killing off costumed superheroes, and the world is on the brink of nuclear war. I wasn't expecting to like this book. What, I wondered, did a comic from the late eighties have to offer me, a hip and ...
  • John Wiswell
    Aug 09, 2007
    I admire Alan Moore as a public figure and regard how much he apparently shook up superhero comics. That?s not going to make me like The Watchmen. Fundamentally, every character felt like the same uninspired shape, that jaded celebrity in search of catharsis at the expense of someone...
  • Trish
    Dec 09, 2007
    Aaron's been telling me for a long time that I should read a select few of his favorite comic books. And I haven't been avoiding them. But when I'm looking around the house for something to read, I forget to wander over to the comics section. So finally he just made a stack of books fo...
  • Felicia
    Feb 07, 2009
    Hmm, what to say. I read this AFTER I saw the movie, which was sacrilege according to some fellow geeks on Twitter, but my definition of "Geek" is someone who doesn't do what people PRESSURE them to do :P They love what they love. So anyhoo I read this and I can summarize this way: ...
  • Nicole Prestin
    Jul 23, 2008
    I realize that what I'm about to say is as close as you can get to comic book blasphemy, but I think that 1) Alan Moore is the most overrated comic book writer ever and 2) this graphic novel is overblown, pretentious and most unforgivable of all, boring. To be fair, I'm somewhat of ...
  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2008
    I've been in many discussions over the years -- some in classes I was teaching, some over pints in the bar, and still others late at night with people I love -- about what Alan Moore was trying to say with Watchmen, discussions about the meaning of his graphic novel, and I am convinced...
  • Fabian
    Jul 30, 2008
    Not a fan of the graphic novel but this epic actually moved me. It tells of the human drama, the DNA that is passed down generations, the hopelessness of modernity, and which side we'll choose when the apocalypse is neigh. It is pessimistic, dark, & sometimes silly (as a staple of ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mar 24, 2014
    What's this? Unpopular opinion time? Most of my friends and most of Goodreads love this book. I did not. I read for pleasure. I don't care if reading makes me smart. I don't care if reading makes me pretty. I just want that escape into other worlds. If I went to this wor...
  • Schmacko
    Aug 11, 2008
    I can understand why this is considered a holy tome in the field of graphic novels. The plot is complex, it?s unique, and it?s well drawn. Also, it?s got the Holy Grail of every geeky comic book fan's wetdreams ? lots of cool gadgets and stuff. I ain?t knocking that. Imagi...
  • Will Byrnes
    Mar 16, 2009
    I reread this in anticipation of seeing the film in 2009. Rorschach Watchmen is one of the all-time great graphic novels. Someone is killing the costumed adventurers and the very dark Rorschach, our guiding Virgil into this Inferno, is trying to get to the bottom of it. Watch...
  • Anne
    Jan 03, 2009
    Ok, first let me say that I have never read a graphic novel. (I apologize in advance to all those who will be offended when I make this next statement.) I thought it would be a nice easy read that I could finish in a few hours. Oops! What can I say, I figured it was just an adult versi...
  • Tatiana
    May 04, 2009
    Frankly, I've always looked down on comic books and graphic novels. That is until I saw "Watchmen" - the movie that amazed me by its complexity and cleverness. Needless to say, I just had to see what kind of material it was based on. I wasn't disappointed. Let me start by saying th...
  • Aubrey
    Aug 07, 2010
    Imagine the poster of a superhero. Bold lines curving around supple limbs, a palate of strong colors suffusing every empty space with black, yellow, red arcing in a heroic spray of vitality. It inspires an intense nostalgia for the days of black and white, where good was good and evil ...
  • Mark Lawrence
    May 30, 2011
    I didn't read this until last year. I saw the film about six months later. I'm a new convert still radiant with that 'just converted' glow. Along with the Sandman graphic novels this is my favourite work in the medium (Zenith and Preacher get honourable mentions). Watchmen wins ove...
  • Lyn
    Jan 14, 2018
    Brilliant. A clever joke, wound up inside a parody, and all surrounded and blanketed by a cool story. Three cheers for Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for this deservedly popular and critically acclaimed, genre defining, wildly influential graphic novel. First published in 1987, this...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Sep 27, 2016
    I can't stop thinking about this graphic novel. It's not something I'd usually like- ultra-violent with a very dark vision of humanity- but there is something incredibly compelling about it. It starts with a murder. Watchmen is the story of a group of super heroes who don't fight cr...
  • Stuart
    Jun 06, 2013
    Watchmen: Changed the genre forever (Graphic Novel & Movie Review) Originally posted at Fantasy Literature What more can be said about this brilliant, game-changing graphic novel from 1987? It challenged, deconstructed, and redefined the superhero story to the point that it?s h...
  • Sanjay Gautam
    Jun 26, 2012
    Alan Moore is the greatest graphic novelist of all time. He has created a world where superheroes are not typical superheroes like super-man, spider-man et al. Each superhero has a unique philosophical perspective. And he has created superheroes who were either in deep complex psycholo...
  • Mia (Parentheses Enthusiast)
    Sep 11, 2015
    MIA'S JOURNAL. JANUARY 31st, 2016: Finished book today. Was good. Interesting. Review to come, much to say. When people see this, they will demand to know. Down below, the readers will look up at me and beg, and they will ask: "Should we read this book?" And I'll look down and...
  • Jim
    Jul 26, 2017
    Allan Moore's Watchemen. I can't write anything new, by now you must have read it all, negative reviews or possitive. Wtachmen is probably the most famous superhero graphic novel of all time, and i don't think that is going to change any time soon, if ever. For the fans of the genre it...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Oct 07, 2015
    Morality is a fickle bitch. This is, simply put, iconic. When any one mentions comics/graphic novels the first thought that enters is an image of the Watchmen. I think there is a strong reason for it. It made me question morality on a scale rarely seen in fiction. Indeed, when cons...
  • Keely
    Jan 29, 2014
    It?s been fairly said a hundred times in the 27 years since its publication that writer and artist Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons respectively have created something immortal which then influenced other works and changed the comics medium forever. Watchmen also won the Hugo award in 198...
  • Tom Ewing
    May 16, 2017
    Modern comics events seem to demand endless lead-ins and spin-offs, and sadly Doomsday Clock, from the blockbuster team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, is no exception to this trend. Watchmen, the extended prequel to Doomsday Clock, feels wholly unneccessary to 2017's much-anticipated D...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Oct 01, 2017
    2 Stars I know, I know, "Sacrilege!" I promise I have my reasons. (Spoiler alert: Rape used as a trivial plot point and bizarre story-within-a-story antics) RTC ...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Oct 02, 2016
    One of the greatest standalone comics which led to one of the greatest screen adaptations of a superhero story, Watchmen is an extraordinarily fun ride. I love the 30s atmosphere and the compelling characters. The heroes are all over their prime (kind of like Batman and Superman in ret...
  • Pouting Always
    Dec 17, 2017
    So I've been super busy trying to figure out my life now that I've graduated and it's terrible and I've literally read nothing in weeks but I actually ended up taking a day to read this because someone lent it to me. My boyfriend was saying that it was ridiculous that I hadn't read thi...
  • Pantelis
    May 28, 2017
    The best super-heroes comic book ever made. But it' s not literature, folks... Art Spiegelman's "Maus" and Ben Katchor's "Julius Knipl", that' s literature... ...