July 31, 2004


I heard excited rumoring that a graphic novel called Watchmen was going to be made into a movie and that it would be directed by Darren Aronofsky, who directed Requiem For a Dream, and that the screenplay was being written by David Hayter, who wrote both Xmen movies. My interest was piqued. I decided to find out what the hell this book was and everywhere I looked people talked about this thing like it was the second coming. One guy called it the comic book world's War and Peace. I know as well as anyone that geeks aren't afraid of a little hyperbole, but I picked it up anyway.

Here's my review: Read it now. Whether you're a comic fan or have never picked up a comic book in your life. Go find this thing and read it. This is easily the best comic I've ever read, but it's also become the best work of fiction I've read in a while. On top of being just a damn good piece of work, it's eerily poignient even though it's from the mid-eighties. I never thought comics could be like this.

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