Paperback Watchmen /
Publication year: 2007
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.. lcsh
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1852860243 9781852860240 (pbk): 1852860243 :
Imagine a future where Nixon is still President, America won the Vietnam War, and the nuclear clock stands at five minutes to midnight.
Graphic artwork brings to life the story of the Watchmen as they race against time to find a killer, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
Audience: Teen readers
Extent: ca. 413 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
One of the most astoundingly brilliant works of literature to come out of the past century, if any one person doubts comic books as a medium for great storytelling I am sure watchmen will change their minds. The depth of the world combined with a great set of characters who all go through an incredibly interesting and engaging series of conflicts takes the superhero genre to a whole new level, questioning the very nature of the genre with it's dark, gritty and realistic tone. Watchmen is a must read and will forever be one of the great works of the 20th century.