So I just got done reading this most excellent graphic novel for the very first time and I must say I was blown away. Easily one of the better short stories (graphic or otherwise) I’ve ever read. I think I’ve caught a Watchmen thread on the SDMB once or twice, but avoided them like the plague 'cause I really wanted to read this. With Guinness in hand, I kick this off with a few questions–
OPEN SPOILERS AHEAD DON’T BE STUPID
Does anyone else ever attempt to God-ify themselves using the Internal Field Separator?
I believe the book mentions that their are two superheros in existence with superhuman powers; who is the second? Is it Ozymandias? Certainly, his bullet-catching stunt at the end of the novel qualifies…
Come to think of it, why does nobody off Ozymandias at the end for the sake of revenge? Truly, the Watchmen can tell noone of the true source of the alien monster, but why not bring him down? Dr. Manhattan certainly could have, though Rorschach tried and failed.
Interpret the “Black Freighter” subplot for me. I assumed it was a direct comparison to Rorschach’s crazy antics, but Alan Moore says it is analogous to Veidt first.
In other news, Watchmen movie confirmed today apparently?!