Reviewed by Zach S (Library Staff)
Considered by many to be the greatest graphic novel of all time, Alan Moore’s Watchmen was first published in 1986 and would soon go on to win almost universal acclaim from comic book fans and non comic readers alike. The story follows the journey of the individuals who formally belonged to the now disbanded superhero team known as “The Watchmen.” Set against the back drop of a noir rich New York city in the 1980’s, these characters must navigate life in a society that no longer values the ideals of Superhero’s and has rejected the very concept of them. This comic strives for realism and grit, introducing complex themes and questions that were far from the norm for the comic books of it’s day. It asks, “What would REALLY happen if superheros (or in the eyes of most in this universe, vigilantes) had been an active part of America and how would they evolve with the times? An engaging read from start to end, with gut wrenching twists from page to page, This comic will leave you with one final question that each individual who reads it will have to find their own interpretation for. How far can and should we go to save the day?
Located in Adult Graphic Novels (GRAPHIC WATCHMEN)