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Watchmen Nothing Ever Ends

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It's been said that Golden Age of Comics is Twelve, meaning that comics you first read when you first get into reading comic books always seem to be more meaningful and more special than comic books today. FOR me, that was about time I graduated from college and finally had disposable income to buy comic books FOR myself. So maybe it is just nostalgia talking, but nevertheless, I think that mid-to-late 1980s was incredible time in comic book field, especially FOR fans of DC Comics. Companies Had Just Dismantled Their Long-standing Multiverse In CRISIS On INFINITE EARTHS And Every Month Readers Could Watch Them Rebuilding Universe, Issue By Issue. John Byrne was retooling SUPERMAN title; George Perez was breathing new life into WONDER WOMAN; Frank Miller was startling US with his DARK violent take on Batman in DARK KNIGHT RETURNS; New or re-vamped characters were being introduced into DC Universe. To begin with, WATCHMEN was completely radical rethinking of most revered cliche of comics, costume crimefighter. Writer, Alan Moore, Was Already Rock Star Among Comic Creators For His Dazzling Work On British Comics MIRACLEMAN And V FOR VENDETTA And His Reworking Of DC Comics SWAMP THING. Moore wants to totally re-think super-hero and create story about what would happen if super-heroes existed in real world. Idea Of Realism In Comics In Itself Was Nothing New; Stan Lee Had Ushered In Marvel Age Of 1960s By Giving His Heroes Realistic Characterizations. In early 70s, Denny ONeil brought relevance to comics by addressing social issues in GREEN LANTERN / GREEN ARROW. But WATCHMEN take trend much farther. It was part of huge surge of grim and gritty comics in mid-to-late 80s that re-define genre. WATCHMEN is set in world in which Richard Nixon is still President and considering running for fourth term in office; Vietnam has been admitted as 51 state; most cars run on electricity and world lies teetering on brink of nuclear war. All this can be connect, or indirectly, to superheroes who once operated in this world. Most of them have retired now, since government banned masked crimefighters several years ago. One of them, psychotic vigilante named Rorschach, never quit; and when former hero turned government agent named Comedian is found dead on sidewalk beneath his penthouse apartment, Rorschach believes it is murder and that someone is out to kill his former associates. As Rorschach investigates, he and other heroes find themselves drawn into plot to commit act of violence that make 9 / 11 attacks look like fraternity prank. But purpose of this horrific crime is to prevent worse one: nuclear Armageddon. Heroes fail to stop plot; but as result of their failure, world is save.

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Doctor Manhattan Is Framed

In Snyders Film, Ozymandias frames Doctor Manhattan, using energy that creates godlike superhero to allow his master plan to wreak havoc. Its right in his name-Doctor Manhattan nuclear bomb. But Americans had nothing to fear because threat was on their side. Instead, Doctor Manhattan was symbol of American domination for other countries to fear. Superman exists and is American. Manhattan helped End Vietnam War, and he was superhero. He was American ideal. Snyders ending isnt as ironic as Moores, but there's still irony in using Doctor Manhattan as weapon. It wasnt Soviet Union another country that destroyed America-it was America herself, all in search for utopia.

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Different Weapon, Same Conclusion

Though weapon Ozymandias wields differs, film and comic book reach same conclusion. Following New York's destruction and fight amongst old teammates, Ozymandias asks Doctor Manhattan if he do right thing, and if threat of annihilation is over. Nuclear Bomb Was Weapon Built To End All Wars, Yet Wars Continue. In World of Watchmen, Ozymandias uses his destructive weapons for at utopia. At end, we see glimpse of this peaceful time, where newspapers run out of stories to tell because world is too perfect. People live in ignorance, unaware of Ozymandias deeds that lead to their new lives. But as Doctor Manhattan know, nothing ever end, even threat of annihilation.

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