Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

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One of the reasons it's been proclaimed great by such disparate crowds as Time Magazine readers and comic book nerds alike is that it manages to spin so much depth into a medium that had been undervalued as a literary resource for so long. In other words, it surprised the hell out of everyone.
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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 bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.

 

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Eddie Campbell was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has a bachelor's degree from USC Annenberg School of Communication and USC School of Cinema-Television. His background is in art direction for both TV and film, creative direction, and graphic design. Alan Moore is widely considered to be the greatest comic book writer of all time. With over thirty years dedicated to the medium, his body of work includes Watchmen (the best-selling graphic novel in history), From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Neonomicon, Swamp Thing, Tom Strong, Promethea, V for Vendetta, and Lost Girls, just to name a few. Avatar Press has published numerous Moore projects in recent years, including his seminal guide to graphic storytelling, Writing for Comics.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by DC Comics. 416 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Arts & Photography. Fiction
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Below average
Reviewed by Jaiku on Apr 02 2009

That’s the thing here None of these characters are Noble, likeable Felt more like a big Character study than epic Heroic saga Too long, dense and no one to root for. Add unsexy Blue pecker. C grade.

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on Feb 16 2015

One of the reasons it's been proclaimed great by such disparate crowds as Time Magazine readers and comic book nerds alike is that it manages to spin so much depth into a medium that had been undervalued as a literary resource for so long. In other words, it surprised the hell out of everyone.

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Above average
Reviewed by Chad Polenz on Jul 08 2014

I’ve read Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ ground-breaking work “Watchmen” more times than I can count. There’s always been a lot of things about it that have stuck with me over the years – both good and bad.

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Below average
Reviewed by Conseula Francis on Sep 30 2012

I really, really dislike this book. So much so, that I’ve never managed to read all of it, despite numerous tries...The cynicism of the story, and, frankly, the cynicism of many of its fans, is just plain tiresome — not artful, not clever, not profound, just tiresome.

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