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Watchmen.

Disturbed_1Disturbed_1 Registered User
edited April 2007 in Graphic Violence
I am reading it right now. I was also wondering what everybody else thought about it.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    That's a little loaded, man. That's like asking: "Hey guys what do you think of blowjobs?"

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Was
    "alien invasion unites humanity against a common enemy"

    a cliche back when this was written?

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Was
    "alien invasion unites humanity against a common enemy"

    a cliche back when this was written?
    I'm thinking a FAKE one wasn't.

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It is a pretty good story but it is not THE GREATEST COMIC EVER WRITTEN (TM) like some people seem to think.

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    That's a little loaded, man. That's like asking: "Hey guys what do you think of blowjobs?"

    Some of us can't stand the after-taste, you know.


    I happened to like Watchmen a helluva lot, but I also take issue with anyone who claims it as the be-all and end-all of the comic book world.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2007
    Watchmen is basically the shining example of what you can do with the comic medium that you can't really do with any other. I don't know if that makes it the best, but it definitely makes it more than just a pretty good story.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited March 2007
    august wrote: »
    Was
    "alien invasion unites humanity against a common enemy"

    a cliche back when this was written?
    I'm thinking a FAKE one wasn't.

    I figured. I just wondered if Moore had invented the thing himself, or just kind of played with the cliche.

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It is a pretty good story but it is not THE GREATEST COMIC EVER WRITTEN (TM) like some people seem to think.

    What about greatest superhero comic?

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    No, not that either.

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  • HooraydiationHooraydiation Registered User
    edited March 2007
    No, not that either.

    What's your vote?

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Okay, Best Alan Moore story/One of the Greatest Comic Stories Ever.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    No, not that either.

    What's your vote?
    Dunno.

    Not Watchmen, though.

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  • GreenGreen Stick around. I'm full of bad ideas.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Watchmen is the A Tale of Two Cities of the comic world

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  • Last SonLast Son Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Lux wrote: »
    It is a pretty good story but it is not THE GREATEST COMIC EVER WRITTEN (TM) like some people seem to think.

    What about greatest superhero comic?

    It was a damn good comic, and definitely one of the better comics I have ever read.

    I don't really think of it as a superhero comic though because
    Only 1-2 people actually have super powers. Dr. Manhattan of course does; but his role in the book isn't a major one, important yes but not major. I'd say that Ozymandias had super powers as well, I'm sure some will try to argue that, but they were minor and low-key. Mostly involving him being super intelligent.

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  • DayfatDayfat Registered User, ClubPA
    edited March 2007
    august wrote: »
    Was
    "alien invasion unites humanity against a common enemy"

    a cliche back when this was written?
    I'm thinking a FAKE one wasn't.

    I figured. I just wondered if Moore had invented the thing himself, or just kind of played with the cliche.

    Though I don't remember it in the comic, there is this Outer Limits episode.

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Dayfat wrote: »
    august wrote: »
    Was
    "alien invasion unites humanity against a common enemy"

    a cliche back when this was written?
    I'm thinking a FAKE one wasn't.

    I figured. I just wondered if Moore had invented the thing himself, or just kind of played with the cliche.

    Though I don't remember it in the comic, there is this Outer Limits episode.

    I believe they actually mention that episode slyly in the book, as sort of an admission of, "Yes, I know, it's been done. Let's keep moving."

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited March 2007
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.

    well, if you don't count 'liquid metal man come from the future to kill my mom and me and am saved by robot surrogate father'

    of course, it is no coincidence that schwarzenegger was in that film as well

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.





    The Jews have produced only three originative geniuses: Christ, Spinoza, and myself.


    Guess who said this. No googling.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.





    The Jews have produced only three originative geniuses: Christ, Spinoza, and myself.


    Guess who said this. No googling.

    elie wiesel

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    But I thought that T2 was a rehash of a grek play?
    I mean, substitute "The Future" with "Mt Olympus" and "Shape changing" for "Liquid Metal" and "Horny god" for "Robot".

    It's all been done.

    Edit: I realize you where probably being sarcastic. But I've typed this far, and now I have to hit the button.

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    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Servo wrote: »
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.





    The Jews have produced only three originative geniuses: Christ, Spinoza, and myself.


    Guess who said this. No googling.

    elie wiesel

    No, he's not very arrogant, is he?

    -edit-

    Edited for clarity, I meant that as a question, not a statement.

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  • ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Servo wrote: »
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.





    The Jews have produced only three originative geniuses: Christ, Spinoza, and myself.


    Guess who said this. No googling.

    elie wiesel

    No, he's not very arrogant, is he?

    -edit-

    Edited for clarity, I meant that as a question, not a statement.

    i'm kidding, i actually already knew who it was, but why should i ruin the game because i'm so damn brilliant
    she guest-stars in a moveable feast

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited March 2007
    Servo wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.

    well, if you don't count 'liquid metal man come from the future to kill my mom and me and am saved by robot surrogate father'

    of course, it is no coincidence that schwarzenegger was in that film as well

    twinspm1.jpg

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  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Servo wrote: »
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Servo wrote: »
    jeepguy wrote: »
    Keith wrote: »
    The only totally original idea to come along in the last hundred years was, "Hey, let's cast Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins." Other than that, you gotta go back to the Magna Carta.





    The Jews have produced only three originative geniuses: Christ, Spinoza, and myself.


    Guess who said this. No googling.

    elie wiesel

    No, he's not very arrogant, is he?

    -edit-

    Edited for clarity, I meant that as a question, not a statement.

    i'm kidding, i actually already knew who it was, but why should i ruin the game because i'm so damn brilliant
    she guest-stars in a moveable feast



    :D

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  • TehChowdTehChowd Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I really like the art and style of Watchmen. So many of the characters have such awesome costume designs. I dunno, they all seem so . . . fresh? You know, not unique, but the opposite of stale? The personality of the characters is almost tangible just from how they dress. That's something special that you really don't get to see in most other super-hero books. In fact, off the top of my head, I can't think of any.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The costumes were derived from a lot of 80's era designs back then.

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  • SumalethSumaleth Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Watchmen is the best comic I've read. Everything else has to fight it out for the minor placings.

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  • hambonehambone Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Yeah, Watchmen is the best comic I've read too.

    Every time I read it I discover something new, like looking at a Rorschach test.

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  • Herr CaesarHerr Caesar Registered User
    edited March 2007
    lol, postmodernism

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  • LuxLux Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    hambone wrote: »
    Yeah, Watchmen is the best comic I've read too.

    Every time I read it I discover something new, like looking at a Rorschach test.


    Hey! That's the name of a character!

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  • SonosSonos Registered User
    edited March 2007
    good but not nearly as good as every issue of Spawn.

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  • SaphSaph Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I dislike the art in Watchmen. Everybody looks about 8 feet tall. Of course, it doesn't help that my copy has terrible colouring. Looks like it was printed with ice lolly juice.

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  • Snake GandhiSnake Gandhi Des Moines, IARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    The costumes were derived from a lot of 80's era designs back then.
    I'd say they where derived from the Charleston characters they where each based off of.

    Some more than others though. I mean, Nite Owl looks a lot like Blue Beetle, Rorshach is pretty much the Question with a different mask, however the Comedian doesn't look much like Peacemaker and Captain Atom never walked around naked.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    The costumes were derived from a lot of 80's era designs back then.
    I'd say they where derived from the Charleston characters they where each based off of.

    Some more than others though. I mean, Nite Owl looks a lot like Blue Beetle, Rorshach is pretty much the Question with a different mask, however the Comedian doesn't look much like Peacemaker and Captain Atom never walked around naked.

    Ah. I was gonna say something to that effect but I kept typing Charelton. Now, they were around prior to the eighties then?

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Indeed, Charlton started in the 40s, though I think the characters that inspired the Watchmen characters were primarily created in the 60s.

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  • MonkeydryeMonkeydrye Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Sonos wrote: »
    good but not nearly as good as every issue of Spawn.

    Luckily I think you are being sarcastic. If I thought you were serious, I would be bleeding from the ears.

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  • SonosSonos Registered User
    edited March 2007
    Monkeydrye wrote: »
    Sonos wrote: »
    good but not nearly as good as every issue of Spawn.

    Luckily I think you are being sarcastic. If I thought you were serious, I would be bleeding from the ears.


    dingdingding winar!

    i've been trying to think of a series I liked more than Watchmen since someone started this thread but I can't. I don't think there has ever been a better comic writer than Moore.

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  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I really like psychological mind-fucks and this story was one to me. Every character was very deep and well developed and nobody was perfect. I liked it because it was dark and very intelligent. I don't know if I would say best comic ever, but I can't think of any that are better off the top of my head.

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User
    edited March 2007
    I loved how human all the characters, with the exception of Doc Manhattan, were.

    It is so fantastically written, it is one of the few comics that I consider to be a true peice of literature.

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