Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition

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A New York Times Bestseller!

In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the cold war is in full effect.  WATCHMEN begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes--Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias--have to ...

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Overview

A New York Times Bestseller!

In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the cold war is in full effect.  WATCHMEN begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes--Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias--have to test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil.

In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created WATCHMEN, changing the course of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, WATCHMEN's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism.

WATCHMEN is collected here in deluxe hardcover, with sketches, extra bonus material and a new introduction by series artist Dave Gibbons.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium."—Time Magazine
 
"WATCHMEN is peerless."—Rolling Stone
 
"Remarkable ... the would-be heroes of WATCHMEN have staggeringly complex psychological profiles."—New York Times Book Review
 
"Groundbreaking."—USA Today
 
"A masterwork representing the apex of artistry."—Entertainment Weekly
 
"The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced."—LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401238964
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Edition description: Deluxe
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 55,736
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, SWAMP THING and Miracleman. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP TEN. As one of the medium's most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    One of the greatest graphic novels of all time.

    Not only is this a great graphic novel, it is a great work of fiction, that deals with an ethical dillema philosophers and scholars have been puzzling over for years. I would honestly reccomend it to anyone, even if you dont really enjoy graphic novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    A classic. Can't be beat. If you haven't read this 5 times, you'

    A classic. Can't be beat. If you haven't read this 5 times, you're not a comic fan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Classic

    Brilliant, detailed, tongue in cheek
    Classic Alan Moore

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  • Posted January 29, 2014

    A great work of fiction with an amazing printing quality.

    A great work of fiction with an amazing printing quality.

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