Saturday, March 7, 2009

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WATCHMEN Link-O-Rama!

To celebrate the release of Zack Snyder’s film WATCHMEN this weekend—based on the seminal graphic novel by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons—I’ve rounded up a collection of links that even Rorschach would grudgingly approve.

For those who missed it, here’s my weeklong (and spoiler free) series on the book. It’s not a review per se, but rather it provides some helpful info on what led up to the groundbreaking book and what publishers/editors could—and should—take away from it:

“QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES,” Part I

“QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES,” Part II


“QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES,” Part III

The author himself on the book:



(Warning: Contains a very slight spoiler near the end.)


From SFSignal:

Worthwhile Watchmen Tidbits
New Watchmen Trailer
Review: Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Full Watchmen Comic Con 2008 Panel
Watchmen Kubricks
Free Watchmen Videogame Online
Saturday Morning Watchmen

From Geeks of Doom:

What Would Fox’s Alan Moore-Approved ‘Watchmen’ Look Like?

‘Watchmen’: New Images, ‘Black Freighter’ DVD & Blu-ray Details
Final ‘Watchmen’ Poster Revealed
‘Watchmen’ Movie Photos Vs. Comic Art
‘Watchmen’ Theatrical Run Time Cut; DVD Expanded
First Look: ‘Watchmen’ Characters

From Tor.com:

Rorschach Test [Spoiler Alert]
Review: Watchmen
Behold: Tales of the Black Freighter!
Picking on Costumed Heroes: The Watchmen Portraits
The New Frontiersman Comes Alive
Dave Gibbons Q&A

Finally, for those who only picked up the book in anticipation of the movie, what are your thoughts on it? I know for some of you, it may have served as your introduction to graphic novels. (But please remember boys and girls, let's keep any comments spoiler free as many haven’t seen the film or read the book yet. Hurm.)


Joyfully yours,

Heather