POST NUMBER #2OO!!!!!!!
I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS IS MY 200th POST. THIS WILL BE A REVIEW OF THE EPIC GRAPHIC NOVEL ‘Watchmen‘. My 100th post was just few months ago on March 30th 2012. Roughly 3 months later, its time for my 200th post. I’m really excited about this one….. But first here are the posters that my friend made to commemorate the 2ooth post of Galactica!
These are some awesome posters. Hope you all like them:
I’m happy to present to you my 200th post.. Watchmen Review
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?)
Watchmen was an epic Graphic Novel created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons in 1986. It consisted of 12 issues and ended in1987. This comic was the Hugo Award and Eisner Award. I bought this book in 2006. And it was this book that got me into reading comics. So I felt that such a masterpiece must be reviewed on my blog. So on the special ocassion of my 200th post, I review Watchmen.
This is truly such a wonderful series of comics. The characters are so beautiful and they have their own personality. There was o part in this comic where I felt that it was getting boring. Or it was dragging. I was engaged in the plot throughout. And I finished it in a day and a half. This I’m reading for the third or fourth time. The plot was also ingenius. The quotes that come at the end of the comic was also a nice touch. Also something that I noticed when I first read the comic was that, in Chapter V or issue #5, you see that ‘Fearful Symmetry’ is written. After that, in the whole Chapter, you’d notice that the panels are in symmetry. In one place towards the end of the chapter, you’d notice the alternating color tint in the panels. All of this is due to dedication to ones work. And the artist has done a great job in portraying the characters and the dialogues were nicely written. Throughout the story, at the end of a chapter you see the hands of a clock slowly moving toward 12 O’clock. This actually reminds me of one time where me and my cousin were discussing about Watchmen. We were on the topic of the theory that the world will end when the clock strikes twelve. When we checked out watches it was 11:55 exactly. And after that we discussed about watchmen till very late in the night.
Thus Watchmen is one of the best works of fiction I have ever read. And what ever awards it got, it deserves more. Alan Moore is a genius when it comes to delivering quality product to the audience. He, in may opinion, did the right thing by not writing the prequel to Watchmen. In my opinion, let the other authors do the job. Any way the comics do not live up to the high standards set by Watchmen.