Watchmen
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Watchmen

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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 best-seller, 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.

Title:Watchmen
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0930289234
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages

    Watchmen Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    Dec 04, 2013

    Since the movie came out, I've found myself having to explain why Watchmen is important and interesting. Despite being the most revered comic book of all time, it never really entered the mainstream u...

  • Bookworm Sean
    Aug 05, 2016

    Morality is a fickle bitch. This is, simply put, iconic. When any one mentions comics/graphic novels the first thought that enters is an image of the Watchmen. I think there is a strong reason for it....

  • Mark Lawrence
    Aug 17, 2016

    I didn't read this until last year. I saw the film about six months later. I'm a new convert still radiant with that 'just converted' glow. Along with the Sandman graphic novels this is my favourite w...

  • Schmacko
    Jul 19, 2013

    I can understand why this is considered a holy tome in the field of graphic novels. The plot is complex, it?s unique, and it?s well drawn. Also, it?s got the Holy Grail of every geeky comic book...

  • Sanjay Gautam
    Nov 09, 2015

    Alan Moore is the greatest graphic novelist of all time. He has created a world where superheroes are not typical superheroes like super-man, spider-man et al. Each superhero has a unique philosophica...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 21, 2014

    What's this? Unpopular opinion time? Most of my friends and most of Goodreads love this book. I did not. I read for pleasure. I don't care if reading makes me smart. I don't care if reading makes me ...

  • Nicole Prestin
    Jul 23, 2008

    I realize that what I'm about to say is as close as you can get to comic book blasphemy, but I think that 1) Alan Moore is the most overrated comic book writer ever and 2) this graphic novel is overbl...

  • Felicia
    Apr 16, 2009

    Hmm, what to say. I read this AFTER I saw the movie, which was sacrilege according to some fellow geeks on Twitter, but my definition of "Geek" is someone who doesn't do what people PRESSURE them to d...

  • Brad
    Dec 04, 2009

    I've been in many discussions over the years -- some in classes I was teaching, some over pints in the bar, and still others late at night with people I love -- about what Alan Moore was trying to say...

  • Fabian
    Dec 13, 2016

    Not a fan of the graphic novel but this epic actually moved me. It tells of the human drama, the DNA that is passed down generations, the hopelessness of modernity, and which side we'll choose when th...