Watchmen

By Alan Moore (author) Dave Gibbons (illustrator)

Synopsis

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.

Review

This is one of Alan Moore's most famous graphic novels. I got this in my early 20's and became obsessed with it. It was originally 12 limited edition issues. It's dark & complicated and the same could be said about the music we write. If you haven't read it you should have. The characters have became iconic in popular culture and so much so that it was adapted into a movie in 2009 Moore has stated he has no interest in seeing Zach Snyder's movie adaptation; he told Entertainment Weekly in 2008, "There are things that we did with Watchmen that could only work in a comic, and were indeed designed to show off things that other media It has recently inspired a run of prequel comics called "before watchmen" which I haven't read.--James Graham, The Twilight Sad

Author Biography

Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.