Thursday, March 6, 2008

Who Watches The Watchmen?

Considered one of the greatest deconstructions of the conventional superhero story, Alan Moore's WATCHMEN is canon for any self respecting comic book geek. If you're not familiar with the book, it's very far removed from what you imagine a comic book is. Time Magazine considers it one of the top 100 English language novels written from 1923 to present. It's adaptation into film by Zack Snyder has been the source of much debate, and now we get our first good look at five of the main characters.

First thoughts... Ozymandias' spect'ab'ulous costume gives me pause, but I'm still on board overall. At this point it's still impossible to surmise how this will turn out, but I'll be there opening weekend to find out.

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