Watchmen

Watchmen Author Alan Moore
ISBN-10 1401245250
Release 2014
Pages 448
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As former members of a disbanded group of superheroes called the Crimebusters start turning up dead, the remaining members of the group try to discover the identity of the murderer before they, too, are killed.



Watchmen and Philosophy

Watchmen and Philosophy Author William Irwin
ISBN-10 0470730307
Release 2009-05-04
Pages 240
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Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these "superheroes." Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has been named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now being made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers into Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the ethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their actions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from governmental authority to human morality and social responsibility, it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen's ethical quandaries, themes, and characters.



Watchmen

Watchmen Author Peter Aperlo
ISBN-10 1848561598
Release 2009
Pages 165
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A guide to the motion picture discusses the plot, characters, costumes, stunts, special effects, locations, and the process of adapting the graphic novel into a film.



Watching the Watchmen

Watching the Watchmen Author Dave Gibbons
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132225892
Release 2008
Pages 265
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Enjoy the ultimate companion to a comics masterpiece, as award-winning artist Gibbons gives his own account of the genesis of "Watchmen" and opens his vast personal archives to reveal never-published pages, original character designs, page thumbnails, sketches, and more.



Gibbon and the Watchmen of the Holy City

Gibbon and the  Watchmen of the Holy City Author David Womersley
ISBN-10 0198187335
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 452
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'Womersley has produced a signally effective study of the various processes which create an authorial reputation, assiduously demonstrating how careful documentary reconstruction can restore the rich textuality of a writer's life... This is a major contribution not only to Gibbon scholarship but also to methodology.' -Review of English Studies'Erudite and absorbing new book... David Womersley has written an important book; it greatly increases our sense of the ways in which Gibbon's self-fashioning went on within the pages of his major works... Womersley has taken us where none have ventured before, in showing Gibbon as a Bowdler-like censor of his own ongoing productions.' -Pat Rogers, Times Literary SupplementWomersley examines Gibbon's conflict with his critics, in particular the spokesmen for religious orthodoxy. By considering the sequence of interactions between the historian and his readership, he illuminates what might be called Gibbon's experience of himself, at the same time deepening our understanding of the conditions of English authorship during the later eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.



Watchmen International Edition

Watchmen  International Edition Author Alan Moore
ISBN-10 9781401235680
Release 2008-09-30
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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 dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin. One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college 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 series.



Watchmen as Literature

Watchmen as Literature Author Sara J. Van Ness
ISBN-10 9780786490073
Release 2010-01-25
Pages 219
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Watchmen has been hailed as the quintessential graphic novel and has spawned a body of literary criticism since its 1986 initial appearance in installments. This work explores the graphic novel's reception in both popular and scholarly arenas and how the conceptual relationship between images and words affects the reading experience. Other topics include heroism as a stereotype, the hero's journey, the role of the narrator, and the way in which the graphic layout manipulates the reader's perception of time and space.



Before Watchmen Comedian Rorschach

Before Watchmen  Comedian Rorschach Author Brian Azzarello
ISBN-10 9781401246778
Release 2013-07-16
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The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here: BEFORE WATCHMEN! For over twenty years, the back stories of the now iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel have remained a mystery, until now. DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further paint the world of WATCHMEN, with this second volume starring two of the most polarizing anti-heroes ever, COMEDIAN and RORSCHACH. Eisner Award-winning writer and creator of 100 Bullets Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two recognizable characters. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello again teams with superstar artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) to illustrate how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world has ever seen became even darker. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of American history, as we find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around him. Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH 1-4.



The Watchmen

The Watchmen Author John Altman
ISBN-10 9781497679245
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 322
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In a CIA safe house, a reluctant interrogator and his subject find that they are the next targets on a ruthless assassin’s hit list Psychiatrist Louis Finney is still haunted by nightmares stemming from the work in mind control and psychological conditioning he helped to pioneer for the US government years ago. But when he is asked by his dying mentor to help with the questioning of Ali Zattout, an al-Qaeda operative, Finney finds he cannot refuse. Charismatic, intelligent, and unexpectedly cooperative, Zattout possesses information his masters in the Middle East cannot allow him to reveal. As Finney tries to determine if the terrorist is telling the truth or spinning a web of lies, a relentless killer closes in on the secret location where the two men are trapped together. Too late, Finney realizes that he is a pawn in a conspiracy whose dimensions stretch deep into the corridors of power. A provocative suspense story that peers into the dark corners of the war on terror, John Altman’s The Watchmen depicts the murky world of twenty-first-century espionage with thrilling style and fascinating psychological depth.



Watchmen the Annotated Edition

Watchmen  the Annotated Edition Author Alan Moore
ISBN-10 1401265561
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 416
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The best-selling graphic novel of all time is back in an annotated hardcover edition! In-depth, informative and entertaining, THE ANNOTATED WATCHMEN is a new and fascinating look at Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's masterpiece, with annotations by noted researcher Leslie S. Klinger. It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane--or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder superheroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet! Now, DC Comics is proud to present this literary classic in an all-new Annotated Edition format with a new introduction by Dave Gibbons. Edited with Klinger's page-by-page and panel-by-panel notes, THE ANNOTATED WATCHMEN is a journey through every issue of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's classic. Complete with commentary, references and hidden meanings, this new hardcover will deepen and enrich our understanding of the acclaimed series.



The Watchmen

The Watchmen Author Michael Allegretto
ISBN-10 9781784083014
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 253
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Lauren's life was perfect -- until the day someone targeted her child. Until she got pregnant, Lauren Caylor and her husband worked side by side in the high-pressure offices of one of Los Angeles's most prestigious law firms. They moved out of LA for the sake of their daughter, but their marriage couldn't stand the slow pace of suburban life, and their love withered away. Now married to a wonderfully understanding man named Richard, Lauren's life is a suburban ideal -- and it is about to be destroyed. It starts one afternoon when she notices a car following her home from work. Next, a pair of recluses moves into the house across the street, sending Richard into a strange panic. When it becomes clear that their family is being threatened, Richard promises to take action. But Lauren is beginning to fear that her husband may be the one who can't be trusted.



Considering Watchmen Poetics Property Politics

Considering Watchmen  Poetics  Property  Politics Author Andrew Hoberek
ISBN-10 9780813590387
Release 2017-05-31
Pages 224
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Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen has been widely hailed as a landmark in the development of the graphic novel. It was not only aesthetically groundbreaking but also anticipated future developments in politics, literature, and intellectual property. Demonstrating a keen eye for historical detail, Considering Watchmen gives readers a new appreciation of just how radical Moore and Gibbons’s blend of gritty realism and formal experimentation was back in 1986. The book also considers Watchmen’s place in the history of the comics industry, reading the graphic novel’s playful critique of superhero marketing alongside Alan Moore’s public statements about the rights to the franchise. Andrew Hoberek examines how Moore and Gibbons engaged with the emerging discourses of neoconservatism and neoliberal capitalism, ideologies that have only become more prominent in subsequent years. Watchmen’s influences on the superhero comic and graphic novel are undeniable, but Hoberek reveals how it has also had profound effects on literature as a whole. He suggests that Watchmen not only proved that superhero comics could rise to the status of literature—it also helped to inspire a generation of writers who are redefining the boundaries of the literary, from Jonathan Lethem to Junot Díaz. Hoberek delivers insight and analysis worthy of satisfying serious readers of the genre while shedding new light on Watchmen as both an artistic accomplishment and a book of ideas.



Watchmen Collector s Edition Slipcase Set

Watchmen Collector s Edition Slipcase Set Author Alan Moore
ISBN-10 1401270344
Release 2016-11-22
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The bestselling graphic novel of all time is back in a new, 12-volume box set collector's edition at DC's Deluxe Edition trim size, just in time for the series' 30th anniversary! It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach. But is Rorschach really insane-or has he in fact uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians? On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives, but what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet!



Watchmen Noir

Watchmen Noir Author Alan Moore
ISBN-10 9781401273460
Release 2016-11-29
Pages 300
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This groundbreaking series from ALAN MOORE, the award-winning writer of V FOR VENDETTA and BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the Cold War is in full effect. WATCHMEN begins as a murder mystery but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes—Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias—must test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil. WATCHMEN NOIR presents the most celebrated graphic novel of all time in gritty black-and-white pencils and inks, highlighting illustrator DAVE GIBBONS’ masterful artwork.



Vampire Watchmen

Vampire Watchmen Author Tim O'Rourke
ISBN-10 9780349402154
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 304
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The second addictive adventure in Tim O'Rourke's acclaimed Sammy Carter series It's been a year since Samantha Carter blasted back to 1888, barely escaping with her life. Now, returned to present-day London with only her nymphomaniac flatmate for company, she's starting to believe that everything - the blood-curdling vampires, her strange and sudden skills with a gun, even her mysterious lover Harry - was nothing but a dream. Just when Sammy is about to lose all hope that her friends and memories were real, it finally happens again. This time she's pulled back to a city she does not recognise: a London in the grip of a terrible plague, where death haunts the night and a deeper, darker threat lurks underground, waiting for its chance . . . Fighting side by side with her friends once again, Sammy encounters horrors beyond her imagining; yet what really terrifies her are the endless questions, one most of all: who is she really? Torn between the life she longs for and the life she can believe in, Sammy must decide whether she's brave enough to risk everything, even her heart . . . 300,000 books sold 4000 five star reviews Discover an underground phenomenon Discover Tim O'Rourke 'A definite 4 stars. I hugely recommend it to those who already love supernatural genres, go get reading!' -The Guardian 'I don't think he could write a bad book if he tried at this point.' - Goodreads 'I need to read the sequel right now. I cannot wait for the release date!' - A Readers Review Blog 'Vampire Shift will leave you on the edge of your seat, gripping your Kindle.' - Paranormal Wasteland Book Reviews 'Do not think you can just read this book . . . no, you cannot, you will live in it . . . you will fall into it and be a part of the story.' Delirium.blogspot.com Book Reviews



The Watchmen of Port Fayt

The Watchmen of Port Fayt Author Conrad Mason
ISBN-10 9780545859417
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 400
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Captain Newton and his men have always protected Port Fayt--a place where humans live in peace alongside trolls, elves, and fairies. But now Fayt is under threat from a much more powerful enemy--the League of Light, a group out to destroy all non-humans. Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb has only ever heard stories of Captain Newton and the Demon's Watch. Fed up of working at his uncle's tavern, Grubb dreams of escape--until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld. There he meets the watchmen and learns of their mission to save the port. Can Grubb and his new allies uncover the dark plot in time, or will they end up as fish food in Harry's Shark Pit? The first exciting book in the epic Tales of Fayt trilogy!



The Watchmen

The Watchmen Author Brian Freemantle
ISBN-10 9781429974103
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 448
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Only a miracle-and faulty workmanship-prevents a germ-packed warhead from exploding when a terrorist missile slams into the United Nations building in New York. The lettering on the side of the rocket is Russian, which presents the West with its worst nightmare: a direct link between a fanatical U. S. terrorist group and Russian gangsters with access to the germ warfare arsenal of the former Soviet Union. This potentially devastating attack reunites the FBI's Russian expert William Cowley and Moscow's Organized Crime Director Dimitri Danilov. Their task: to penetrate and destroy the unknown group claiming responsibility before they can strike again. And as the Superpowers teeter on the brink of diplomatic meltdown, Cowley and Danilov make another nightmare discovery. The terrorists are being cleverly financed by ultra-sophisticated hackers looting U. S. banks, breaking into law enforcement and Pentagon computers, and keeping themselves always one click ahead of the frantic pursuit. The Watchmen is a spine-chilling chase that strikes at the heart of our fears of terrorism and its prevention.