What year did you read Watchmen?

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Which Year Did You First Read Watchmen?

  1. 1986 - First issue released

  2. 1987 - Last issue released/first trade paperback

  3. 1988 - Sam Hamm's first draft completed/Watchmen Portfolio

  4. 1989 - Terry Gilliam attached to direct

  5. 1990 - Watchmen Sourcebook

  6. 1991 - 5th Anniversary

  7. 1992 - Canadian rock band The Watchmen debut albulm released

  8. 1993 -

  9. 1994 -

  10. 1995 -

  11. 1996 - 10th Anniversary

  12. 1997 -

  13. 1998 -

  14. 1999 -

  15. 2000 - Watchmen action figures cancelled

  16. 2001 - David Hayter attached to write/direct

  17. 2002 - Pixar's The Incredibles halfway through production

  18. 2003 -

  19. 2004 - Darren Aronofsky then Paul Greengrass attached to direct

  20. 2005 - TIME's Top 100 All Time Novels/Absolute Watchmen

  21. 2006 - Zack Snyder attached to direct

  22. 2007 - Filming begins in Sept. in Vancouver

  23. 2008 - Filming finishes

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  1. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Did you read the story back when it was individual comics in 86/87 or later as a collected graphic novel or Absolute Edition?
     
  2. tzarinna Mamochka

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    A few months ago.
     
  3. SalaciousVC Registered

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    Earlier this Year
     
  4. The Shredder Sharp Dressed Man

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    June/July of 2006.

    It was a long time coming. :up:
     
  5. Shmoil Registered

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    Just like a month ago. Finally. I'm so glad I did.

    Oh, and Shredder? What is that quote in your sig from? It sounds familiar.
     
  6. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Okay now the poll is posted.
     
  7. The Shredder Sharp Dressed Man

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    It's from Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

    Certain lines from movies stick with you, and that was no doubt my fav from that particular movie. :cwink:
     
  8. Shmoil Registered

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    Ah, I thought I'd heard it before. That's really random that I recognized it, though, I saw that movie when it was in theaters and haven't seen it since.
     
  9. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I watched The Incredibles last weekend and got the connection. I didn't know the first time I watched it.
     
  10. Nepenthes Registered

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    what"s the connection with the incredibles?
     
  11. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    The cape joke in The Incredibles comes from Watchmen
    It takes place in a world where superheroes have been banned.
    A "mask killer" getting rid of superheroes.
    Superheroes trying to live normal lives.
    Coming out of retirement to stop a threat they only know about
    Society doesn't care for them in the present

    After The Incredibles came out it was said that it would be the closet anyone would see of the Watchmen on the big screen. Watchmen has influenced television shows, comic books and movies by the time its in theatres it will probably have many viewers say "That's a lot like Heroes, or Lost or The Incredibles."
     
  12. Nepenthes Registered

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    hm thanks. it's strange how little i remember of that movie. I do remember thinking it was a blatant fantastic four rip-off. those are some major influences from Watchmen there too
     
  13. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Also the tentacle robot at the end of The Incredibles.
     
  14. Cain Gentlebane

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    1997 when I was 14 and I haven't been the same since. It was this book as well as Smiths and Morrissey albums that inspired me to finally start writing material of my own.
     
  15. Indrid Cold I'll see you in time.

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    2005 in a bathroom.
     
  16. Dark Spidey Registered

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    I've never read it. But I did buy it today at my LCS! Not only was it quite reduced in price (from £17.99 to £10.99) but it's also SIGNED by Dave Gibbons. :grin:

    Though I doubt i'll have chance to read it this year. :o
     
  17. Shifty Chief of Surgery

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    Drop everything and start reading.
     
  18. Batman713 Registered

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    Started Reading a few days ago (in 2007, lol)... currently on chapter 5, plan to finish this week, thus 2008.
     
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    This poll is a little too precise. More precise than my memory. It was probably in '02 or '03 (I put '03 for the poll).
     
  20. david icke Registered

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    My sister's friend lent me all his original issues in 1988. I would've been about 14/15. There's a school jotter stashed at my parents with a drawing of Rorschach and the 'no compromise' quote under it.
     
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    I bought it a few years back after finally having the 40 bucks extra for it and anticipating it for years. i had heard lots of things about its greatness thanks to wizard growing up and always had an interest then when i finally bought it read it all in 1 sitting, couldnt help it but god was it worth. One of my alltime favourite books and i suggest it to everyone. ive only read it though 4 times i think, better everytime
     
  22. dr.strange Registered

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    i read it two months ago,finally got the tpb
     
  23. mego joe Registered

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    First collected edition. Whatever year that was.
     
  24. Brick Tropical Caterpiller

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    2005, the year i got into comics
     
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    2001. It was my early college years. In 1999 I started to put aside the oversaturated, "quantity over quality" comics of the 90's(Lifefeld, McFarlane, etc.,). I dicovered more substancial and heady stuff, both new and old school. Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson's Swamp Thing, Heavy Metal Magazine(and the movie), Batman:The Long Halloween, Alan Moore's Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow, and The Killing Joke. Then that led me to read Watchmen finally.
     

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