Epub Û ò Alan Moore
Campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title leading readers to other graphic novels such as V for Vendetta Batman The Dark Knight Returns and The Sandman serie I realize that what I'm about to say is as close as you can get to comic book blasphemy but I think that 1 Alan Moore is the most overrated comic book writer ever and 2 this graphic novel is overblown pretentious and most unforgivable of all boringTo be fair I'm somewhat of a snob when it comes to my reading habits First and foremost I want to be entertained If the story happens to be deep thought provoking or groundbreaking as well that's icing on the cake And the bottom line is that this book simply did not entertain me It was too busy trying to be Deep and Meaningful and Teach Us A Lesson to actually do anything as lowbrow as make compelling characters the reader can identify with and have them do interesting and entertaining thingsWhile I love characters who are sucky human beings in small doses stories where damn near everyone sucks like this one get on my nerves I don't like reading stories filled with a bunch of irredeemable emo asshats who do shitty things to each other and to humanity in general and where the the themes of the story are pounded into your face with the delicacy of a sledgehammer So clearly not my cup of tea but I'm obviously in the minority on this one
WatchmenThis Hugo Award winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super heroes plagued by all too human failings Along the way the concept of the super hero is I didn't read this until last year I saw the film about six months later I'm a new convert still radiant with that 'just converted' glow Along with the Sandman graphic novels this is my favourite work in the medium Zenith and Preacher get honourable mentions Watchmen wins over all of the other candidates in ambition This is a work of vast ambition It doesn't deliver on every level it isn't perfect but it contains so much that succeeds and comes so close to fulfilling its promises that it would be churlish to mention any failingsAlan Moore is a great writer He's not a great writer for comics he's a great writer period who happens to have made the graphic novel his medium Watchmen is at times literary funny erudite tragic exciting intriguing it's written for intelligent grown up readers This is a deconstruction of the superhero an examination of the overlap between man and Superman a recognition that we're none of us capable of handling the responsibility that comes hand in hand with power and that talent or strength whether human or superhuman do not somehow erase or overcome the moral and mental frailties that are a part of the human condition The plot sprawls it's convoluted it spans generations and a large cast What keeps it together are the deeply personal stories on various scales Its scope was what kept it from the big screen for so long and in truth the movie whilst good fun and well done I thought is just a 2D projection of this complex multi dimensional work That same complexity is stopping me from doing it justice in this short review Rather than try I'm just going to back off the grandiose praise and return to the punchlineThis is a fun read It's exciting The artwork ROCKS It's as deep as that hole Alice fell down but you never notice you're falling Pick it up Read it with pride If someone sneers at you for reading a comic book hit them with it It's nice and fat Join my 3 emails a year newsletter #prizes
Alan Moore ò Watchmen Doc
Watchmen Book ☆ 416 pages Download ð Helpyouantib Þ ❰Reading❯ ➶ Watchmen Author Alan Moore – Helpyouantib.co.uk This Hugo Award winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super heroes plagued by all too human failings Along the way the concept of the super hero is disDissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassinOne of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial best seller Watchmen has been studied on college Morality is a fickle bitch This is simply put iconic When any one mentions comicsgraphic novels the first thought that enters is an image of the Watchmen I think there is a strong reason for it It made me uestion morality on a scale rarely seen in fiction Indeed when considering the characters it is incredibly hard to consider any of them truly good or truly bad They are simply people who are convinced that they are right Take Rorschach he follows the law to the very letter but never stops to consider for a single moment that there are actually problems with the law; yes he is violent but his uniue form of vigilante justice is an embodiment of the law’s order He works outside the law to bring the law in a strange sort of way Then is he not worthy of the justice he administers? Does he go too far? Is he too not worthy of punishment? These are hard uestions to answer because there are no real answers There is simply opinion and debate; it all depends on how you view the world One thing remains certain though the characters in here are so devastatingly flawed On the other hand you have Ozymandias who looks at the big picture He sees the world for what it is and tries to plan accordingly Except unlike Rorschach he attempts to tackle the bigger problems To many he is simply the villain In reality he is as obscurely heroic as Rorschach and just as morally grey Who has the right to sacrifice life? Who has the right to dictate people and make such a monumental decision? Well nobody really Yet Ozymandias’ actions essentially save the world Who can uestion his results? His methods are clearly debatable though it was the only route open to him There is simply no uantifiable right or wrong in this world; there is only neutrality and hypocrisy This is where the self actualised Comedian comes in Unlike Rorschach he is fully aware of his faults and corruptness Unlike Ozymandias he perceived that the world has no hope So what does he do? He embraces himself and indulges in his own overbearing personality He knows what he is and what he reflects so he relishes in his own nature He offers no guilt and feels no remorse he simply doesn’t care about anything or anyone In this he is neutral than any other character; he isn’t in denial; he isn’t convinced he is right he just knows that the world is essentially doomed So why not enjoy it? It’s all a joke after all Right? There are so many conflicting and self defeating morals in here Never before have I read something in which so many people have been wrong but at the same time so absolutely right Then there is Jon the so called God of America the supreme Dr Manhattan He is something else entirely He could have changed everything His power was practically limitless but he barely lifted a finger until the last possible moment And the pointing of that finger was an action that was both terrible and completely necessary The answer became clear as to the uestion of his inaction why should he bother with man? The Comedian got to him in this; he saw something in humanity that wasn’t worth saving Rorschach saw it too but he still tried to salvage the remnants of society through brutalising the brutalisers Dr Manhattan however was simply too complex and too important to waste his time on the common man He came through in the end though surprisingly Well kind of I thought he’d watch the world burn but humanity did have another protector albeit one who committed necessary evils This was such a great piece of fiction; I don’t think I could ever do it justice in a review Parts of this felt too intricate to put into words This is a complete subversion of the entire genre and a full uestioning of the flawed and hypocritical nature of humankind It is a piece of work that will simply put never be forgotten by those that have experienced its mortifying splendour This is the first comic book I’ve seriously considered to be great; it has become a gateway for me to explore the comic book universe that I’ve barely touched in the past So I ask you this what comic book should I read next? Can any other comic really compare to this?