Watchmen

Watchmen Cover

Watchmen

The Deluxe Edition

By Alan Moore; Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)

DC Comics, Hardcover, 9781401238964, 448pp.

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

Description
A "New York Times" Bestseller
In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the US 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--have to test the limits of their convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil.
In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created WATCHMEN, changing the course of comics' history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, WATCHMEN's sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism.
WATCHMEN is collected here in deluxe hardcover, with sketches, extra bonus material and a new introduction by series artist Dave Gibbons.


About the Author
Alan Moore has designed and created everything from books to businesses. He has a unique grasp on the forces that are reshaping our world and how to creatively respond to them. Working on six continents, Alan has shared his knowledge in the form of board and advisory positions at companies such as Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and The Coca Cola Company, workshops and speaking as well as teaching in institutions as wide ranging as MIT and Reading University s Typography Department, Sloan School of Management and INSEAD. He is the author of four books on creativity, marketing and business transformation including 'No Straight Lines: making sense of our nonlinear world' (2011). He still works as an artist. He tries everyday to lead a life as beautifully as he possibly can.

Dave Gibbons is crazy about his beautiful, misfit family in New York City, Irvine, Los Angeles, Southeast Asia, China, India, Seoul, Mexico City, London, and Brazil. He s a creative, futurist, activist, and strategist.Dave serves as an adviser to artists, business persons, and community development specialists throughout the world. He also is the Lead of a global alliance of churches and networks.He is the author of the award-winning book on culture and leadership, The Monkey and the Fish, and of XEALOTS.You can learn more about the XEALOT life atXEALOT.net and davegibbons.tv. Follow Dave at http: //twitter.com/davegibbons


Praise For Watchmen

"A work of ruthless psychological realism, it's a landmark in the graphic novel medium."—Time Magazine
 
"WATCHMEN is peerless."—Rolling Stone
 
"Remarkable ... the would-be heroes of WATCHMEN have staggeringly complex psychological profiles."—New York Times Book Review
 
"Groundbreaking."—USA Today
 
"A masterwork representing the apex of artistry."—Entertainment Weekly
 
"The greatest piece of popular fiction ever produced."—LOST co-creator Damon Lindelof