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Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition

by Alan Moore

  • Hardcover
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ISBN: 9781401238964
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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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  • Hardcover
    $46.59
ISBN: 9781401238964
ANNOTATION:
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.

Annotation

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.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Alan Moore is widely considered to be the greatest comic book writer of all time.? With over thirty years dedicated to the medium, his body of work includes"Watchmen" (the best-selling graphic novel in history), "From Hell", "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Swamp Thing", "Tom Strong", "Promethea", "V for Vendetta", and "Lost Girls", just to name a few.? Avatar Press has published numerous Moore projects in recent years, including his seminal guide to graphic storytelling, "Writing for Comics".

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Jacen Burrows is truly one of the rising stars in comic book illustration, who has ded

Review

"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

Product Details

Author
Alan Moore
Pages
448
Publisher
D C COMICS
Language
English
Year
2013
Illustrator
Dave Gibbons
ISBN-10
1401238963
ISBN-13
9781401238964
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2013-06-04
Short Title
WATCHMEN THE DLX /E
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations
Audience Age
13
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2013-06-04