Watchmen #12

    Watchmen » Watchmen #12 - A Stronger Loving World released by DC Comics on October 1987.

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    A Stronger Loving World last edited by idontgetit on 08/27/22 01:47PM View full history

    Rorschach, Nite-Owl and Silk Spectre find out Veidt's plan to destroy New York City with a giant squid implanted with a device unleashing terrible psychic waves that he created (the Comedian discovered this so Veidt killed him to keep it a secret), in order to convince world leaders that an Alien attack is among earth and thus, they would form an alliance so that they could defend against the spacial threat. Nite-Owl reluctantly agrees, although the idea is evil, it is the only way to bring peace.

    Rorschach, seeing morals as only black and white, refuses and storms out to inform the world of the plan. Doctor Manhattan realizes this is truth as well, so he confronts Rorshach and ultimately annihilates him outside the Karnak base.

    Silk Spectre and Nite-Owl leave as New York City is decimated. Jon leaves Earth to enlighten himself, maybe create some life of his own.

    Years later, Silk Spectre and Nite-Owl have gone incognito and changed their names. They visit her mother, now elderly. It is important to note that she kisses the Comedian's picture, which relays the fact that the Comedian was not entirely bad. Perhaps she even had feelings for him.

    Furthermore, a reporter known as Seymour stumbles on Rorshach's journal that he left in the crank file. His boss is yelling at him to find anything to send to the press. Of course, the book ends with Seymour holding the journal, hinting to the reader that all of the destruction by Veidt, that was supposed to create world peace, may have all been for nothing.


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    Watchmen Is Nothing Short But Gold! 0

    I Picked up the comic around 2000 from a friend who gave it too me as Birthday Present, as a Fan of Alan Moore i of course was very thankful of the Gift so graciously given to me, I too this day think it's one of the best comic books i have ever read, it's almost From the future theme in the sense that is way ahead of it's time when of it came out.. it showed us the Dark side of Heroes, a side mostly ignored during the Time of it's release, the comic was an amazing read and to this day makes me ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    I love a realistic ending... 0

    This is a bit of a review for all 12 issues, as a whole, of Watchmen. There are some I particularly like more than others, but this book works best as a whole.There is a reason people have called this, "The Citizen Kane of Comics". There's a reason it's on Times "100 Best Novels" list. I just can't believe it took me this long to read it.SPOILERS!I'm engrossed in this world. These characters are all so interesting. Each one, for the most part, has these horrible quirks that I find so appealing. ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Bad ending 0

       In this issue, well ... things really fall apart. I do not mean with the charcters either. I mean with the truck size holes Alan Moore seemed compelled to place into the story.  If Ozy only attacks New York, that would not stop an attack. Our enemies would realize it is a moment of weakness and take advantage of the situation.   Also , at the end of the day, no one would believe Rorschach. He is considered a nut job. There would be no reason for John to kill him.   On the other hand, he lets ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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