Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

Parasha: Watchmen January 6th reading (non-spoilers)

Oopsie, almost forgot!

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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Tags: books, parasha, parasha_watchmen
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