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Another cool bit of interspersed panels, this one a visit to Mom interspersed with the funeral. Getting to be a theme, but a cool one. It works. Although with enough repetition it may not work as well.

Also, a pretty nice use of newspapers lying around throughout as a bit of a shortcut to explain what's going on currently in the world.

Whee, flashback! And yeah, Eddie's a real prize. Suddenly pretty much any sympathy for the death plummets through the floor. And a nice hint of blaming the victim on top.

And then it goes and gets anvilicious. Looks like the doctor isn't the biggest prize either, but at least his sins are of noninterference, rather than active wrongdoing. Still not great, but hey. At any rate, some heroes. Which, of course, is the point.

Also the introduction of the "Who Watches the Watchmen" tagline. Heh, tagline. Get it?

Still not a huge fan of the interspersing of the graphic novel bits with text bits, which feels clunky, but at least there's some interesting thoughts in the text, such as little tidbits like using spirit gum to attach a mask. It also gives us a bit more of a grounding in the history, such as the identities of the other costumed heroes, and so on.

Anyhow, please, discuss!


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stormfeather
Jan. 6th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Which is in a way one of my points - if the format shift means that part of your audience isn't even going to bother reading it, it might not be all that helpful!

(I don't think I even bothered reading it before, either. And honestly I might still not have, if we weren't discussing it. I hate sudden shifts like this!)

Also: I'm a bit surprised your not using your one icon for this!
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stormfeather
Jan. 7th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Eesh, I missed that first one totally. Had to go back and look for it.
khedron
Jan. 11th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
Laurie's mom lives in "Nepenthe Gardens"? Ha.

They like picking on Ozymandias. "Smartest man in the morgue" in Ch. 1. "Smartest man on the cinder" (post-nukes) in Ch. 2. Of course, that could just be character setup.

Was that a significant handshake between Doc. Manhattan and Ozymandias at the funeral?


I didn't see the movie, but I read this when the movie came out. And so I remember enough, now, to know what Blake is babbling about to Moloch. I never really got that before.
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stormfeather
Jan. 13th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
See, this I hadn't really realized, not having looked overall at the history of comics in that way. It makes it neater, though! And Moore is definitely damn good at structuring things.
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