What’s “Watchmen” About?

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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3 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    In some ways, Watchmen is about the inherent fascism of the superhero – he (or she) knows what's good for you and he's gonna give it to you.Sometimes (more and more since Miller's "Dark Knight", but before as well, especially in the pup and pre-Code comics days) the only difference between the "Good Guys" and the "Bad Guys" is auctorial fiat – "These are the heroes because I tell you they are, and so what they do is Good."(Richard Wentworth, "The Spider" in the pulps, once needed a severed head for some heroic project, so he hunted up a random gangster and cut his head off.)

  2. arcee says:

    Loved the three sentence answer but puzzled by the statement "former member of the superteam 'The Watchmen'".IIRC, there was no team formally called "The Watchmen". The Minutemen, yes.

  3. John Tebbel says:

    Watchmen is about how Dick Nixon almost brought down Western democracy. Since there is a dwindling number of people who remember those days the script will probably give him a pass.And pirates. Don't forget the pirates.