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Watchmen
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
A "New York Times" Best Seller! 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 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. This edition of WATCHMEN, the groundbreaking series from Alan Moore, the award-winning writer of V FOR VENDETTA and BATMN: THE KILLING JOKE, and Dave Gibbons, the artist of GREEN LANTERN, features the high-quality, recolored pages found in WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION with sketches, never-before-seen extra bonus materials and a new introduction by Dave Gibbons.
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Therewillbebooks
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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New Author Fantasy baseball episode is out now! If it sounds really dorky it's because it is. Still fun though.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3hrzGltI5l8lVmtwYsw4Hx?si=94pYMQhkRNeJFHoLN2ZeB...

bthegood Listened and loved it - make a great day 🌞 4mo
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Leftcoastzen
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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It‘s strange to revisit this. I am in a reading slump , too many books too little time , not finishing much. I read this in the olden days have never watched the movie. A little graphic storytelling usually gets me going again. It‘s amazing, it doesn‘t seem as dark as I remember maybe it has something to do with how things are now.Who watches the Watchmen?

Branwen I love this graphic novel! 😀 12mo
Bookwomble I've read this a dozen times and it never fails to capture me. The film is an excellent adaptation, the casting superb, and faithful to a high degree. Some changes and cuts made, as necessary to a different medium. I'd recommend it 🙂 I hope your reading slump passes soon 💗📚💗 12mo
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble Thanks ! I will get to the film soon . I was always afraid it would stray too far from the original material , thanks for easing my fears ! 😀 12mo
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Kimberlone
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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#FallTreasures #Day25 #ComicBookDay

I‘m not a big comic reader, if I do my preference is toward a completed story graphic novel format. This is my small collection. My first intro to the genre was Watchmen, so unfortunately most of my subsequent reads have paled in comparison. The only series that has come close for me is Saga, but I wish the series would finish up for resolution.

TiredLibrarian I'm the same. If you like Alan Moore, try this one - it's pretty long for this format but very good (it's my favorite). 12mo
BookLove4Ever Lore Olympus and Midnight Poppy Land are my fave comics on Webtoons. 12mo
Kimberlone @TiredLibrarian this is the one about Jack the Ripper? It‘s on the list! 12mo
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TiredLibrarian @Kimberlone Yes it is! 🗡☠ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo.❤️🙌🏻📚 12mo
RaeLovesToRead Saga is amazing! ❤ 12mo
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TCLinrow
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Don't get me wrong - I enjoyed this book, but I struggled to grow an attachment to any of the characters, their motives and beliefs were lost on me and I just never managed to really support any of them.
On the other hand, it was a pleasant surprise to have a 'superhero' story without the cliched happy ending. The story itself was gritty and engaging.
Overall a good book, but I don't think I was the right person for the book.

ElleSkel I felt the same way about this. I did however love the TV series which has a unique take on the GN. (edited) 1y
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AshleyHoss820
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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All right, listen...I know this is, like, my 4th reading of this book but it is just that damn good. I 100% guarantee there will be a 5th re-read within the year...There is so much to love here.

TCLinrow Ooooh I have Watchmen on my TBR list.... might bump it up a few 😁 2y
AshleyHoss820 @TCLinrow I know it‘s not to everyone‘s liking, it‘s a bit dark and gory, but that‘s kinda my jam...🤣 I‘m a caustic, cynical thing! Moore has written something that is quite timeless, in my ever-so-humble opinion! I hope you enjoy it!! (If you don‘t, that‘s okay too!😊) 2y
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starlight97
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.“ — Who watches the watchmen?
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

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ValerieAndBooks
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Bought this one a while back for #1001Books list. Younger son read it and adopted it (his quilt made by my mom, for him). I had to search for it in his room. He wanted me to read it before he left for college so we could discuss. It‘s a clever take on the superheroes concept and has meta storylines. Hence the pick, although I‘m really not a reader of this type of graphic novel as my son is.

BarbaraBB Wow a pick! I had a hard time finishing it! 2y
Jess I love that you have a little book club with your son. Fantastic. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB I admit it was more gore than I‘d like, and maybe wouldn‘t have liked it as much if I didn‘t have someone to discuss it with! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Jess I love that too 💖. He has more time to read during the summers, and I‘m sad summer‘s basically over (hate the shorter daylight hours, too) 😢 2y
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AkashaVampie
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Trying out the tv show.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

JackOBotts Phenomenal show. 2y
ElizaMarie It is such a great show! I watched it in it's entirety 2x already. Also read the graphic novel Watchmen and loved that one too! 2y
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ChloeKathryn
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

9/10

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breadnroses
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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extremely refreshing to read a graphic novel 😌 love me a good alternate universe cold war. excited to finally get all the jokes and feel qualified to use dr manhattan memes!

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rachelm
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Just finished my reread of this and it is still so prescient in this day and age. So morally ambiguous and deeply layered.

Zoes_Human I'm a huge fan of moral ambiguity in stories. That's one of the top reasons I love this one. 2y
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Esin
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Mehso-so

I loved V for Vendetta, but I was surprised to prefer the HBO show over the original novel. Need to see the film.

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ElizaMarie
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I am loving graphic novels lately :)

#bookishbingo #MarchBingo #Challenge

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ElizaMarie
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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I‘m so glad my hubby wanted me to read this one. It was so good!!!

#TBRCrew
@jessinikkip , @jb72 , @AkashaVampie , @AsYouWish , @AnansiGirl , @Catherine_Willoughby , @MissAimz_55

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ElizaMarie
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jb72 I agree! Great quote. 3y
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ElizaMarie
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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I am really enjoying this book. I am hoping to finish it in the next few days. But I have to say I hate Dr. Manhattan!

#TBRCrew
@jessinikkip , @jb72 , @AkashaVampie , @AsYouWish , @AnansiGirl , @Catherine_Willoughby , @MissAimz_55

jessinikkip I loved that book when I read it. It was....gosh, forever ago now? Probably close to a decade really. 3y
jb72 I‘ve seen the movie, but haven‘t read the comic. 3y
ElizaMarie @jessinikkip I‘m loving it! I just find a lot of the characters so icky. And he is one of them! But I love the art work and I am really really loving it. 3y
jessinikkip @ElizaMarie I honestly dont even remember liking any of the characters but I didnt mind, it was a good story 3y
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mnjacques
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Oh my, this was just so fantastic! I had heard great things about this graphic novel and was super excited to read it. It surpassed all my expectations. If you are into superheroes, you really need to read it! This is one I will definitely read again and again

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ElizaMarie
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EadieB
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Day 25 - #FaveGraphicNovel #FebruaryFeels
#Watchman #AlanMoore #DaveGibbons #1001Books

I own this graphic novel which is on the 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. It is a murder mystery, an alternate world sci-fi epic and a psychological study of power and corruption in the form of a comic. I need to read this soon!

Eggs This sounds great 😳 3y
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ElizaMarie
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I have let this one sit for way too long. I‘ve got a plan now :)

#TBRCrew
@jessinikkip , @jb72 , @AkashaVampie , @AsYouWish , @AnansiGirl , @Catherine_Willoughby , @MissAimz_55

Catherine_Willoughby The only graphic novel i own is Old logan. Had TWD 12 years ago but never read it 😔 3y
Catherine_Willoughby Like the concept of how hbo used this to create their new series. I hope there is a S2 3y
ElizaMarie @Catherine_Willoughby I like the artwork on some graphic novels. I had never really been into them much before but I have been reading a lot of them lately and I love them!

This one is good. Well I like the story more than the artwork (but the artwork is aesthetic enough to float me too)
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TieDyeDude
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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HBO and Damon Lindelof absolutely knocked it out of the park with their Watchmen series. If you haven't read the graphic novel, what's wrong with you! But if you have, this is essential viewing.

vivastory I'm a bit reluctant to watch it as I heard that the show runner left & it's uncertain if there will be a second season 3y
JacqMac The hubby and I loved it. I also heard that there won‘t be a second season @vivastory but I think it ended in a good place. 3y
TieDyeDude @vivastory I don't think he left, I believe he was just satisfied with the story and at this point don't feel the need for a second season. It was a complete story. But of course, if it was successful enough, they'll find a way to keep it going. 3y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This series was really good, but I had to watch some YouTube videos to put it all together. We rewatched the 2009 movie after also. And now I must read the graphic novel! I'm a little backwards on this one. Lol. 3y
TieDyeDude @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The series was more a continuation of the graphic novel. The movie was a fairly faithful adaptation, but the big change was replacing the squid at the end, which was a big part of the series. 3y
vivastory @TieDyeDude @JacqMac Thanks for the info! I'm glad to hear that it was a self-sufficient story and didn't end on a cliffhanger. I will definitely add it to the list of shows to watch when I renew my subscription in a couple of weeks. 3y
Kimberlone This show was so well done and finally got my boyfriend to read the graphic novel! 3y
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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

This showed up in #PrimeReading probably because of the new HBO series I haven't seen. It's a gritty, graphic, harsh commentary on humanity and society. Oddly enough, I feel a little better about the current state of affairs, since it isn't nearly as bad by comparison. Could be a helluva lot worse. Still a sobering read. Also, I found Rorchsach less endearing this time than I did when I saw the movie years ago.

#VirtualMountTBR2020

SleepyDragon I didn't love the way the characters were drawn, but the artwork truly captures the sad state of humanity and it's deplorable underbelly. 3y
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Kimberlone
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After years of recommending it to him, my boyfriend is FINALLY reading Watchmen!

ElizaMarie My husband kept recommending it to me too! I am enjoying it so far! (Just picked up other books at the same time.. so it took a bit of a back burner) 3y
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SleepyDragon
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Yay! Clean slate! Please excuse my absence of late. I've spent the last month contemplating my reading journey for 2020, and looking back over last year's journey. I hope to post a little about my reading goals for this year while looking back at what I did and didn't accomplish last year. Spent some time going back over my journal this week compiling stats and reflecting. Also hope to catch up on some reviews soon. 🙂 (Tagged current read.)

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derr.liz
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Bring it on, 2020.

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saltwaterlit
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Sunday morning ☕️ read

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HotdogZanzabaar
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Who watches the watchmen?

ElizaMarie I do! Also am reading the comic!!! I love it!!! 3y
BarbaraBB Just read the book! 3y
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ElizaMarie
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Us Pollocks need to stand united!!!

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ElizaMarie
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Hubby keeps telling me to read this (even though we are in the middle of the series on HBO) Maybe starting this soon :)

Puredragonstar It‘s an amazing story!!! 💛💛💛 3y
ElizaMarie @Puredragonstar just finished Chapter 2 and I‘m loving it so far :) 3y
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Amoon
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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My son and daughter convinced me to read this book before I watched the HBO series. I had already watched the movie, so I had some backstory. I read comics as a kid,this is my first graphic novel. I really can appreciate the combination of art and dialog. The author‘s comments on politics culture are great. There is a story within a story....in the background you often see a guy reading a comic book about pirates- wild

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BibliovoreSarah
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Rorschach's Bean Juice: Break into Nite Owl's place (Not hard, cheap lock.) Get hungry, open can. No need to heat. ⁠⠀
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The HBO series inspired me to re-read this again. (That show is bonkers, but I'm loving it.) Usually, I prefer graphic novels in print, but I've been enjoying this one on Hoopla. Reading it by pane really gives me an appreciation for Dave Gibbons' artwork.⁠⠀
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thebluestocking
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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01. Watchmen; Frankisstein
02. Pumpkinheads; Red at the Bone (almost)
03. Pumpkins!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

This was just not for me. I had a really hard time following how all the characters related to one another, and I can't say I really understand the ending.

BarbaraBB I felt exactly the same. 3y
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MelissaSue81
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My husband loved this and has been bugging me to read it.. man I am struggling with it. Not my genre for sure and there are sooo many people!

JacqMac I read it for my husband, too. I didn‘t love it as much as he does. 😂 3y
BarbaraBB I read it for the #1001books Challenge but I had a hard time concentrating on all those graphics. I prefer just text 😉 3y
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Holy. Loved it! Great first episode! I'm super psyched for this series now. 🤘

Anyone else watch the premier of #Watchmen tonight?

BookishTrish You bet! 3y
Kimberlone Yes! I thought it was really well done. Looking forward to seeing where the story goes this season 3y
BarbaraBB I just read the book! 3y
madamereadsalot1 I don't have HBO, I'm very sad about that. Glad to hear it was good though! I'll have to find a way to see it. 3y
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Landslide
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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

I read this #GraphicNovel for #Booked2019 and because it‘s on the list of #1001books but I didn‘t fell for the genre. For me, looking at pictures is way more difficult than to just read, all those images soon dazzle me. And then it is about superheroes... in which I‘m not interested at all. However, I was intrigued and it kept me reading on. Never again though 🤪

ValerieAndBooks I actually got this recently only because it‘s #1001Books. I‘ll probably start it sooner rather than later because it should be a faster read than the many books with 500+ pages on the list 🤪 3y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks Well, it actually took me surprisingly long 😬😀 3y
Amiable I‘m right there with you. I read it for a reading Bingo challenge (“read a graphic novel”) and my husband and son love it. I was totally “meh” about it. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congrats on surviving! ♥️📚👊🏻🤪 3y
Cinfhen Gotta agree with you ~ I just can‘t enjoy books in comic format. It doesn‘t work for me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
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AdaChivers
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I read this one again in preparation for the new TV series.

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DaveGreen7777
Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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WHOOOOO is awesome? @JoScho is! 😀 Owl always appreciate her #ManicMonday posts! 🦉

📖 - “Watchmen” (One of the main characters is code named “Nite Owl” 🦉)

🎥 - “Labyrinth” (I suspect this and Harry Potter will be very popular choices today! 😂)

🎶 - “The Crow, The Owl, and the Dove” by Nightwish (as an aside, symphonic metal bands like Nightwish make a great soundtrack for fantasy novels! 🤘)

JoScho 😂 love it! Thanks for playing Dave 🦉🖤 3y
cobwebmoth Love your choices.😊 3y
DaveGreen7777 @JoScho @cobwebmoth Thank you so much! 😊😀 3y
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JessClark78 Great choices. 🖤 3y
DaveGreen7777 Thank you, @JessClark78 I love that we both picked the same Nightwish song! 😁🤘🎶 3y
PaperbackPirate I love Labyrinth! 🦉 3y
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madamereadsalot1
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vivastory What are your feelings on the upcoming HBO adaptation? 3y
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory I'm interested. From the teaser it looks like it's going to try to shape it to feel current, which I think could be good. The comic is phenomenal in the story and in it's influence, and I think it has more it can give. I know a lot of folk didn't like the movie, but I liked it. So I don't think the TV show will disappoint me. You? 3y
vivastory I'm really looking forward to it. I read the original, but none of the sequels or spin-offs, so I don't know how much will be from the original. I've heard that it's going to be an original take incorporating stories from all of them, which is pretty exciting. I think it definitely feels relevant now. I agree about the movie, too. I thought it was better than a lot of people gave it credit for. It was criticized for having several one dimensional 3y
vivastory characters, but I feel like the same is true for the graphic novel. The strength of the story isn't really the characters (except for maybe Rorschach) but it's cultural & political commentary 3y
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory same! I've only read the originals too. And definitely agree it isn't so much about the characters, it's about what they represent, or perhaps, what they DON'T represent. It was definitely cutting edge and out of the box for the time. It was, in my opinion, when comics took a turn for the better. Miller's Dark Knight Returns came out around then and it too made Batman darker and more "broken".... better. I prefer my heros conflicted. 3y
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BigHappiness
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#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

1. Doctor Manhattan
2. 😡
3. Quantum mechanics fascinates me, but Dr. Manhattan‘s character is so nihilistic, so cold, so removed and so egotistically still human, I roll my eyes at him every time I reread. Even less lovable than Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. Heroes set aside their own agendas, Doctor Manhattan chooses to disengage. What bought him in the first place!? brain

julesG Thanks for the tag! 3y
rretzler Thanks for the tag. I agree with you about Dr Manhattan, but not about Sheldon! 🤣 3y
BigHappiness @rretzler I actually do love Sheldon 😸 (edited) 3y
Eggs Thanks for the tag 🏷😍 3y
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decembersveryown
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I have so many thoughts about this graphic novel but not sure if I have the right one just yet. There‘s no real hero in a book full of supposed heroes and I admire the realism that the author brings in the characters — the flaws, the raw humanity... I can‘t do it justice on my first reading of all twelve chapters but hoping to revisit it in the future in the hopes of picking up anything I missed.

I totally recommend this graphic novel!

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decembersveryown
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“... but you yourself refuse to consider my viewpoint, letting your emotions blind you. Look at yourself— angry, shouting... if you‘d only relax enough to see the whole continuum, life‘s pattern or lack of one, then you‘d understand my perspective. You‘re deliberately shutting out understanding, as if you‘re afraid; as if you‘re too delicate... I think you‘re avoiding something.”

I feel for Laurie and her struggles with her upbringing & identity

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LiterRohde
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“Yeah. Yeah, that‘s right. Pregnant woman. Gunned her down. Bang. And y‘know what? You watched me. You coulda changed the gun into steam or the bullets into mercury or the bottle into god damn snowflakes! You coulda teleported either of us to goddamn Australia...but you didn‘t lift a finger! You don‘t really give a damn about human beings.”

#QuotsyJune19 | 13: #Jerk

📷: Made with Typorama & PhotoGrid

gradcat Love. This. Lots. 3y
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Taylor
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This book is, to put it simply, a masterpiece. Incredibly powerful, discursive and entertaining to boot. It challenged me intellectually and rocked me dramatically. The work doesn‘t seem cliched despite having come out in the eighties, and with its extreme influence it has had on the genre, but rather quite the opposite. It‘s different. It‘s original. Here is no kind of regular arc that we find so commonly in the superhero movies of today.

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Ross
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Riveting and brutal, both visually and emotionally. Still useful and relevant as allegory, maybe even more so now that when it was first released. Besides all that it's just a damned good book. Pure genius in concept and execution.

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booklover3258
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This was a looooooong graphic novel. So boring. The only saving grace were the backstories, thats it. The rest was just a convoluted mess. I watch the movie and upcoming tv series instead. 2 stars.

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La_Cori
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I saw the movie many years ago, and wanted to read this graphic novel since then.