In this episode, Daniel educates us on all the Watchmen things, Molly brings the salt, and Jay and Dean guard against squid bullets!
Before Watchmen Omnibus: Background and Context
“Once upon a time, DC bought a bunch of characters, and Alan Moore wanted to kill them all…”
The Omnibus takes a look at the world before the critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen, by some of comics’ top talents, including Eisner Award-winning authors Brian Azzarello and Darwyn Cooke, multi-award winning authors Len Wein and Michael Straczynski. With art from Joe Kubert, Amanda Conner, J.G. Jones, Lee Bermejo, Adam Hughes, Jae Lee and John Higgins.
4:50: Watchmen, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Daniel: “He says he’s the smartest man in the world.”
Molly: “That sounds like something an asshole would say.”
–Thoughts on Ozymandias
Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history of the medium, the Hugo Award-winning story chronicles the fall from grace of a group of superheroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the superhero is dissected as an unknown assassin stalks the erstwhile heroes.
6:50: WATCHMEN (HBO Series), Damon Lindelof
“The last couple episodes are basically a deus ex Manhattan.”
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own.
18:43: Let’s Get Meta!
“How dare you change the fuzzy warm feeling that I have for Rorschach!'”
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