Watchmen
ISBN: 1401245250
EAN13: 9781401245252
Language: English
Publication Date: May 13, 2014
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 10.24" L x 6.69" W
Weight: 1.63 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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DC Comics is proud to present an all-new retrospective edition of one of the greatest graphic novels ever in WATCHMEN: THE ANOTATED EDITION. This book examines each of the series' twelve issues in unprecedented detail, moving page by page and panel by panel to reveal the hidden foundations of this milestone in modern storytelling.

Edited with notes by Leslie S. Klinger, this new edition draws upon critical and scholastic commentary, in-depth interviews with Dave Gibbons, and previously unseen original source material. Klinger provides the reader with a unique and comprehensive view of WATCHMEN as both a singular artistic achievement and a transformative event in the history of comics as a medium.

Set in a world in which history has been forever altered by the existence of superheroes, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' monumental graphic novel WATCHMEN is one of the most influential comic book series of all time. Following two generations of masked crime-fighters from the end of World War I to the height of the Cold War, this compelling tale unfolds from a simple murder mystery into an epic saga of power, corruption and the ultimate meaning of humanity.

More than 30 years after it was first published, Moore and Gibbons' masterpiece continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world. Named one of Time magazine's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, WATCHMEN has won countless critical accolades and honors, including the Eisner Award and the Hugo Award.

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If you're a fan of comics or graphic novels (or at least interested in the medium), this is a must-read. For years, I'd heard the rave reviews, but never got around to reading it. Finally did, and for once, the hype was warranted. Easily the best comic/graphic novel I've read...probably my favorite book, period. Masterful storytelling from cover-to-cover, both in script and artwork.
 
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