How would someone describe The Watchmen to a newbie (who hasn't read the GN but lives on other comics)?
I'm being bombarded with fanboy/girls screaming 'READ IT NOW, ITS THE BEST BOOK EVAH!' cr*p, without explaining further and with evidence as to why it's good. Never mind that they don't evaulate why they didn't tell newbies, about the GNs before a bandwagon movie is made.
After some research, the only thing I don't like about WM is the story line/theme. Nuclear war, America Vs Soviets. =\ No interest in these types of stories, or reading a homage to characters from other writers (Blue Beetle, Black Canary)
I'm willing to sit down and read the book, if someone; a friend or a stranger, will explain it in a non-fanboy/girl language and in a civil manner, rather than bouncing off the walls and arguing that it's the graphic novel that makes 'us geeks' not look like geeks.
Team » Watchmen appears in 44 issues.
Watchmen is a twelve-issue comic book limited series created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins. The grouping of heroes and villains contained in the work are not, in fact, named "The Watchmen", though they were at one point referred to as "Crimebusters". Rorschach, Nite Owl and Dr. Manhattan were the team's primary heroes.
For the newbies (spoilers are fine)
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