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« Thread started on: Jul 5th, 2005, 9:26pm »

I figure any respectable comic book forum needs a thread for this babe, so I thought I'd start it. smiley

Anyway, I just bought the book a few hours ago. I'm just at the beginning. I'll post my thoughts when I'm all done.

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« Reply #1 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 10:10pm »

im in the middle of reading it again....its ridiculous how fucking good this book is!
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 10:32pm »

I'm in the process of ordering it from my comicbook store, just haven't had the time to go and get it. sad
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 10:50pm »

I read it for the first time a few months back. I was amazed at how, 20 years later, it was still very close to what's going on today.
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 5th, 2005, 11:27pm »

I've never read it, but since I've read so much about it and heard it ranks up there with and DKR and bringing an audience back to Dc, I feel I must try cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 7th, 2005, 05:15am »

I absolutely love this comic. Did you know there's an Absolute Edition coming soon? I've pre-ordered it!

Anyway, when I read it the first time, I thought it was OK, above average, but not anything spectacular. But maybe that was because I also read the additional information (like the chapters from 'Under the Hood' and stuff) that you just cannot put in the bigger picture because you don't know what's going on.

But when I read this for a second time, I was awestruck. I loved it. I could see all these pieces of information that I've missed the first time. I really think all this praise the graphic novel is getting, is just.

Be sure that you do get the plot if you start rereading the book, otherwise you'll probably still miss a lot.

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« Reply #6 on: Jul 7th, 2005, 4:38pm »

on Jul 7th, 2005, 05:15am, TheMidnighter wrote:
I absolutely love this comic. Did you know there's an Absolute Edition coming soon? I've pre-ordered it!

Anyway, when I read it the first time, I thought it was OK, above average, but not anything spectacular. But maybe that was because I also read the additional information (like the chapters from 'Under the Hood' and stuff) that you just cannot put in the bigger picture because you don't know what's going on.

But when I read this for a second time, I was awestruck. I loved it. I could see all these pieces of information that I've missed the first time. I really think all this praise the graphic novel is getting, is just.

Be sure that you do get the plot if you start rereading the book, otherwise you'll probably still miss a lot.

9.5/10


I knew about it, but shit...75 DOLLARS?! I'm not saying it wouldn't be worth it, but I simply don't have that kind of money.

Anyway, I finished it up last night. I thought it was great, but I didn't really like Viedt. I mean, we only saw him 2 or 3 times, and sundenly he's the big conspirer or whatever. It would have been better if it was either someone more prominent or he could have just been in more.
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 8th, 2005, 12:20pm »

[SPOILERS!! I STILL DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BLACK IT ALL OUT!!]




I think that's one of the nice points of the story. You do not expect Veidt to be the villain because you've heard about him and then only see him in flashbacks; he slips from your memory as well as the memory of Rorschach and the other characters. That was Veidt's purpose, to slip away unnoticed to get going with his masterplan.

I should have the money when it comes out. I'm not really a big spender on most of these things, but Watchmen is so amazing, I just had to have it!
If I get bored with it, I'll send it to you wink.
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 8th, 2005, 1:19pm »

on Jul 8th, 2005, 12:20pm, TheMidnighter wrote:
[SPOILERS!! I STILL DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BLACK IT ALL OUT!!]




I think that's one of the nice points of the story. You do not expect Veidt to be the villain because you've heard about him and then only see him in flashbacks; he slips from your memory as well as the memory of Rorschach and the other characters. That was Veidt's purpose, to slip away unnoticed to get going with his masterplan.

I should have the money when it comes out. I'm not really a big spender on most of these things, but Watchmen is so amazing, I just had to have it!
If I get bored with it, I'll send it to you wink.


Eh, I'm of the opinion that just showing the killer a few times and just popping him out doesn't make a good mystery. If they had just shown him more often, then that wouldn't have been a problem.
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 9th, 2005, 5:29pm »

Mwah, I do not think he'd best be described as a mere killer. It's the entire ethical point of the comic: is this a villianous act or not? Of course, Rorschach gets portraid as the hero so, naturally, most people will side with him but still it requires you to look at both camps.
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« Reply #10 on: Jul 10th, 2005, 12:24am »

on Jul 9th, 2005, 5:29pm, TheMidnighter wrote:
Mwah, I do not think he'd best be described as a mere killer. It's the entire ethical point of the comic: is this a villianous act or not? Of course, Rorschach gets portraid as the hero so, naturally, most people will side with him but still it requires you to look at both camps.


When did I describe him as the "villian?" Honestly, he's the antagonist to the story, plain and simple. No matter how good the act could possibly be, he was still against the protagonists.
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« Reply #11 on: Jul 26th, 2005, 12:06am »

dude, you guys should really black out the spoiler text!

anyways, i recently finished reading the book again...and i still get goosebumps when:

[spoiler]near the end when veidt is going through his whole spiel revealing his big elaborate plan and what not:

NITE OWL:
Adrian, i'm sorry...you need help. i know this "half new york" stuff is bullshit, but im still glad we got here before you got deeper into this mess. christ, you seriously planned all this mad scientist stuff? i mean, when was this hopeless black fantasy suppose to happen? when were you planning on doing it?

VEIDT:
"do it"? dan, im not a republic serial villain. do you really think i'd explain my master stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting the outcome?
(pause)
I did it thirty five minutes ago.

then theres that shot of nite owl and rorshach just looking at him slackjawed, dumbfounded with disbelief. and then the white hot explosion engulfing new york and its citizens.
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god that was amazing!
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 26th, 2005, 5:10pm »

That was the fucking shit, my mouth was WIDE OPEN the first time I read that. I've read the book four times, and it is without a doubt my favorite graphic novel ever. Did anyone else find themselves almost endeared by Rorshach? I mean, the stuff he had to go through was bad, and its understandable that he turned out the way he did...in his own twisted way he was fighting for what was right...but he was wrong...he was helpless and wrong and you felt for him.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 06:44am »

Yeah I almost shead a tear for Roarshach. This is a really good read. After recently rereading this, I swear The Incredibles borrowed heavily from this.
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 2nd, 2005, 07:04am »

My thoughts exactly. When I saw The Incredibles I thought the very same thing: this is just like the Keene Act in Watchmen, let's hope it works in a story for kids as well as for grown-ups.
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