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So I'm reading Watchmen for the 5th or 6th time

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Postby superfictious » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:57 pm

cncoyle wrote:You're the avengingtitan of comedy.


Those words are irreconcilable in any context.

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Postby kingbobb » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:58 pm

I'm really glad I have this in my collection. I almost passed on it when it came out, as I was still coming out of my Marvel Zombie mode, just starting to get interested in a few DC books. I started with #4, and got the back issues before #12 came out. It's along read for a comic book, and was the first I (and likely many) comic readers seriously considered that mainstream comics could tell mature, R rated stories and succeed. Until that point, there were few books that treated superheroes so seriously. There were indies, and sure many of them were overly violent and contained sex, but it was either parody, porn, or just overblown stuff that contained the mature content without much purpose.

Watchmen also made a point of not just telling a story, but working hard to tell it well.
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Postby outsider » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:58 pm

nietoperz wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Watchmen-Absolute-Alan-Moore/dp/1401207138/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213206357&sr=1-1
Holy Speculation, Batman! $110! :shock:

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Postby Carrie » Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:58 pm

Black_Kryptonian wrote:Those words are irreconcilable in any context.


Irreconcilable or not, I'd kick his round, bald ass if he compared me to AT.

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Postby kingofcities » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:00 pm

nietoperz wrote:I hope you're right. But I've seen LOEG, From Hell and V for Vendetta, so I refuse to get my hopes up.


V For Vendetta was more entertaining than the book. There, I said it. :smt045
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Postby superfictious » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:00 pm

Carrie wrote:Irreconcilable or not, I'd kick his round, bald ass if he compared me to AT.


Since clones have no soul, God tells me I win by default.

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Postby nietoperz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:01 pm

kingofcities wrote:V For Vendetta was more entertaining than the book. There, I said it. :smt045


You did. And you were wrong. :-D
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Postby Carrie » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:02 pm

kingofcities wrote:V For Vendetta was more entertaining than the book. There, I said it. :smt045


I wouldn't know. I didn't read it. I don't like Moore's writing as a rule.

Let me amend that..

I don't like Moore's writing as a rule. The exceptions being:

Batman: The Killing Joke
Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?
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Postby superfictious » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:02 pm

kingofcities wrote:V For Vendetta was more entertaining than the book. There, I said it. :smt045


I'd tend to agree. Maybe it's just that I started reading comics during the "grim and gritty deconstruction" 90s (and I'd already seen the Outer Limits episode Watchmen took some plot points from), but Watchmen never hit me as revolutionary as many say. It's a great story, no doubt.

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Postby Woody » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:05 pm

cncoyle wrote:I've thought about picking this up again, especially since I don't think I've read it in... crap, 15 years? :oops:
It had been almost as long for me. It really ages well


does anyone know- is the movie going to be set in 1985?

If it isn't, I can see all kinds of fail happening

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Postby nietoperz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:07 pm

Woody wrote:does anyone know- is the movie going to be set in 1985?

If it isn't, I can see all kinds of fail happening


It is, apparently. :-)
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Postby Woody » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:07 pm

Black_Kryptonian wrote:I'd tend to agree. Maybe it's just that I started reading comics during the "grim and gritty deconstruction" 90s (and I'd already seen the Outer Limits episode Watchmen took some plot points from), but Watchmen never hit me as revolutionary as many say. It's a great story, no doubt.
That's the way I felt about it until this last reading.

It really is a masterpiece in so many ways

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Postby outsider » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:28 pm

Carrie wrote:For the Man Who Has Everything
I was going to ask if that story was included in your rule. I can't think of a more perfect DCU story, honestly.
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Postby chap22 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:34 pm

cncoyle wrote:I was going to ask if that story was included in your rule. I can't think of a more perfect DCU story, honestly.

Genesis, bitch. :P ;-)
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Postby CountD » Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:39 pm

yeahhhhh...Watchmen is good, but it's NO WE3

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