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Watchmen en una historia sobre superhéroes, y se basa en ellos para retratar, analizar y criticar sin piedad la sociedad occidental contemporánea, e incluso el sistema político-social en el que se circunscribe.
Watchmen, en sí mismo, no es más que un tebeo, con sus viñetas y sus bocadillos, pero también es una joya irrepetible e imperecedera, como cualquier clásico literario.
Watchmen narra acontecimientos que transcurren en distintos periodos de tiempo, pero la acción principal se desarrolla en Nueva York en a mitad de la década de los 80.
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The vision of Watchmen for the Nations is to prepare the church in Canada to be a dwelling place for the glory of the Lord and to release God’s redemptive purpose for Canada as a healer to the nations.
Watchmen for the Nations is an affiliation of Christian leaders from many regions, denominations, ethnic backgrounds and spheres of influence (traditional church, media, political and business leaders).
Watchmen was founded by Pastor Bob Birch in the early 1990s in response to God's call to stand on guard for Canada.
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 The Friday Review: Watchmen
The common and widely held opinion is that WATCHMEN constitutes one of the finest works of sequential art to ever be published - the very pinnacle of the form.
As well as having inspired a multitude of imitators, WATCHMEN raised the standard at which mainstream comics should be held, and represents a career peak for Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
WATCHMEN has been reviewed, dissected and examined over and over again, and one may ask whether there's anything left to be said about it.
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 Amazon.de: Watchmen: English Books: Alan Moore,Dave Gibbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Both "Watchmen" and "The Dark Knight Returns," the two consensus best examples of graphic storytelling of our time, deal explicitly with the underlying fear the ordinary citizenry have of the demi-gods they worship.
But what makes "Watchmen" so special is the breadth and depth of both the characters and their respective subplots: Dr. Manhattan dealing with his responsibility to humanity given his god-like powers; Nite Owl having trouble leaving his secret identity behind; Rorschach being examined by a psychiatrist.
"Watchmen" certainly nudged the comics industry in the right direction towards greater sophistication and intelligence, although a full appreciation of its significance is always going to be lost on the bean counters.
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 Watchmen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Watchmen won't be the first Hollywood adaptation of Moore's work ('From Hell' and the forthcoming 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' starring Sean Connery are both comic-book adaptations) but it is certainly the most eagerly anticipated.
The Watchmen project is regarded as something of a poison chalice in Hollywood, having passed through many hands including at one time Terry Gilliam's (The FisherKing, 12 Monkeys).
Watchmen's most ardent fans argue that a movie adaptation is pointless and couldn't possibly recreate the special magic of a reading.
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 Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Watchmen
Watchmen concentrated less on realistically imperfect personal lives, and more on a realistic geopolitical situation, realistic sexual feelings and activities, and a realistic impact on the world, from individuals who possessed superhuman abilities.
No sooner had the final chapter (October, 1987) hit the stands, than DC brought out a collected edition in both hardcover and trade paperback, as one of relatively few graphic novels that actually are novels in terms of length, complexity and unity of theme.
Watchmen, along with its contemporary, Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, has had a strong influence on the superhero comics that followed, but few have come up to its standards.
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 : RevolutionSF - Watchmen : Review
It's this seemingly small detail that helps make Watchmen more than just another alternate universe episode, instead building a bridge between the worlds of comics as we know them and the day-to-day life that we all know firsthand.
It is, frankly, one of the very few comic stories absolutely deserving of the term "graphic novel;" the plot is rich with detail, the characters as realistic and alive as any have been, the dialogue and progression of story from event to event as tight as one could ever hope.
Watchmen, though, is worlds removed from the average monthly offering.
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 BBC - collective - Watchmen | comic | Moore/Gibbons
Watchmen helped to re-invigorate the Comic as an art form, after it started to flag following the high times of the 60s, which gave way to the poor movie adaptations of the 70s.
Watchmen is set in a world where superheroes are real.
Watchmen is a superhero novel like no other.
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Watchmen is probably the best American graphic novel ever.
WATCHMEN has long been held as one of the finest moments in comics history...
I know the original WATCHMEN quite well, and I'm familiar with the Sam Hamm version that was commissioned in the early '90s.
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 TNMC: The Tuesday Night Movie Club
Watchmen was such a seminal work, that people immediately wanted to make it into a film.
It was written only a couple of years after Watchmen was published, before it became almost biblical in stature.
He messed with the story and characters a bit, and there was a time when my inner fanboy would have gone into a frothing rage over such sacrilege.
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WATCHMEN took place in a world on the brink of nuclear war, where costumed champions were outlawed.
When an unsavory government agent called the Comedian was murdered, several heroes reunited to unravel a conspiracy that eventually placed the fate of the planet in their hands.
Together we could take WATCHMEN far beyond the confines of what was out there and give it a different degree of emotional realism for superhero comics.
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 Watchmen observations
And in fact a theme of Watchmen is that the vigilantes are all, to greater or lesser extents, weirdos.
Watchmen fashions: Laurie's hair, falling over her right shoulder, is tied to a "necklace" which attaches to her left earring.
Watchmen is certainly not sentimental, but I find scenes like the murder of Mason, or the sequence on page 28 of this chapter, quite moving.
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WATCHMEN was formed by Kevin Mathews and two friends in the 80s.
By the early 90s, WATCHMEN was essentially a vehicle for Mathews' music making as his friends had migrated to the USA.
In 1992, WATCHMEN was invited by BigO magazine to record two songs for its NEW SCHOOL ROCK series.
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 Comic Book Movies -- Watchmen
Set in an alternate America, Watchmen follows the costumed hero Rorschach, who is living a vigilante lifestyle because most masked heroes have retired or been outlawed.
"Watchmen", which tells the story of the last remaining superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own, was one of the first superhero comic books to present itself as serious literature and popularized the more adult-oriented "graphic novel" format.
It is also the only graphic novel to have won a Hugo Award and to appear on Time magazine's list of 100 best novels from 1923 to present.
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 Darren Aronofsky News-(Aronofsky.Net)
For those unaware, Watchmen is a very popular graphic novel (fancy talk for a comic book), written by the great Alan Moore.
Watchmen is a mature book portraying a world where super-heroes are a part of everyday life.
I am personally thrilled that Darren has undertaken this project, as I have found Watchmen to be, not only the most important graphic novel ever made, but one of the most important pieces of literature I have ever read.
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 Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While I was there, I noticed a copy of the WATCHMEN graphic novel sitting on the desk of his office, and in our conversations about Frank Miller and his newfound luck in film translations of his work, the subject of Alan Moore came up.
Snyder mentioned that he was about to meet with the producers of WATCHMEN to discuss whether or not he would come aboard to direct the long-in-development film.
I've always said that WATCHMEN had the right producers and writer attached, and I think there have been some interesting directors (Aronofsky and Greengrass) attached to it in the last few years.
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 Review of Graphic Novels
Watchmen is another title that pops up as an example of the sophisticated things that comics can do.
The twelve books of Watchmen are presented as a series of character studies, examining the people who, yes, dress in tights, but do so for the cause of protecting society.
By the middle of Watchmen, Rorschach is in jail, and Chapter VI, “The Abyss Gazes Also,” is told from the point of view of the psychiatrist whose job it is to fix Rorschach.
www.challengingdestiny.com /reviews/graphicnovels.htm   (4444 words)

 Review | Watchmen (Absolute Edition) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
So on the occasion of DC Comics' Absolute Watchmen, a beautifully re-mastered anniversary edition with hard-to-find scripts from writer Alan Moore and sketches from artist Dave Gibbons, I'll agree with everybody and nobody, the geeks and the eye-rollers both.
Watchmen's story is part whodunit, part philosophical tract, its writing fierce and groundbreaking, pinched and pedantic.
Even the most experimental fictions must rely on psychological realism to some extent; without it, their characters would be unrecognizable, and their plots without interest." Myths, meanwhile, are about the contradictory and the unexplained.
www.januarymagazine.com /artcult/watchmen.html   (1282 words)

 Amazon.com: Watchmen (Absolute Edition): Books: Alan Moore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Both "Watchmen" and "The Dark Knight Returns," the two greatest examples of graphic storytelling, deal explicitly with the underlying fear the ordinary citizenry have of the demi-gods they worship.
The Watchmen often gets compared to Dark Knight Returns, but while that is a great comic, it is still a superhero comic.
The thing about The Watchmen is that it's really not a superhero story so much as a human story.
www.amazon.com /Watchmen-Absolute-Alan-Moore/dp/1401207138   (1890 words)

 Powell's Books - Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To call Watchmen a graphic novel is to not understand the complexities of its story.
Watchmen is a dark, brooding novel, full of unrelenting characters, a bitter sense of humor, and a cynical worldview It's just a coincidence that it is a novel about superheroes so Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and Barry Marx decided to draw it instead of just putting the text on paper.
A group of superheroes plagued by all too human failings fall from grace while the concept of the super hero is dissected and inverted as strangely realistic characters are stalked by an unknown assassin.
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 Watchmen - Printed Books Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
I mean, he's had the chance to shack up with a improbably large-breasted woman who dresses as a cat.
In fact, most of the characters in Watchmen are fairly dysfunctional.
You see, Watchmen takes place in a world where superheroes are real.
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 The Annotated Watchmen
Panel 7: "Who Watches the Watchmen" was popular graffiti around the time of the Keene act.
It comes from the Latin phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes," a quote from Juvenal's Satires and, of course, is the source of the title of the series.
Watchmen is a trademark of DC Comics Inc., © 1999.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Watchmen: Books: Alan Moore,Dave Gibbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I've given it three stars because I was disappointed since everyone built it up for me, but it is a four star (and justifiably if you liked it, a five star book).
Watchmen is intelligent, well-written, and almost flawlessly crafted with a patience and eye for detail that is often missing in other works in this medium.
This is a collection of the Alan Moore 'Watchmen' stories all in one place.
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 Watchmen - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The series was Watchmen, and within its approximately 400 pages is a strange murder-mystery that takes a close look at how 'real' superheroes might actually operate in a much more realistic world than the four-color comic norm.
The Watchmen graphic novel covers events between October 12 to November 2, 1985.
The central characters in the series "Watchmen" are based upon a number of characters originally published by Charlton Comics.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: Watchmen, by Alan Moore, Paperback
Rather than focusing on superhuman abilities, Moore instead zeroes in on the humanity of his characters and leavens what is essentially a murder mystery with enough social commentary and political intrigue to fill a shelf of graphic novels several times over.
The would-be heroes of Watchmen have staggeringly complex psychological profiles: beneath his mask, the hard-nosed vigilante Rorschach is not a billionaire Bruce Wayne-like playboy but a troubled loner with a sociopathic streak.
Watchmen is by far the greatest graphic novel I have read.
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