So much has been said about Watchmen. Some call it the “Citizen Kane” of graphic novels. Others say the book is responsible for changing the face of modern comic books.
To date, Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine’s 2005 list of “the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.”
Here is a list of some online analyses, essays, critiques, commentaries and reviews we have found on the Web. If there is a particular article or item that you think we need to include, feel free to send us the link.
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Considered by most to be the “holy grail” of Watchmen notes and observations, this guide outlines details you might have missed within the panels of the graphic novel.
Berkeley’s Stephen Blatt shares his observations on each chapter of the graphic novel.
Some individuals from the University of Baltimore share their Watchmen notes and observations.
A panel-by-panel reconstruction of the Marooned pirate comic book story taken straight from the pages of the Watchmen graphic novel.
This online encyclopedia entry gives an overview of Watchmen and details some of the history behind the borrowed themes from the Golden Age Charleton Comics characters.
An essay By Erika Szabo on the use of symmetry in certain panel layouts within several chapters of the graphic novel.
An essay By Samuel Asher Effron on Watchmen and it's revival and revision of the superhero genre as well as a look at Alan Moore’s philosophy of comics.
In this essay, Dr. Spiros Xenos argues that “that the grammar of Watchmen is a spatial grammar, a place of constituent elements transformed into practised space.”
An essay By Roger Whitson that compares and contrasts the minds and philosophies of poet William Blake with that of comics writer Alan Moore.
Iain Grey of Telegraph.co.uk states his reasons on why the Watchmen graphic novel can never be translated into film.
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