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What year did you read Watchmen?

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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?
 
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.
 
Okay now the poll is posted.
 
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.

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:
 
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.
 
I watched The Incredibles last weekend and got the connection. I didn't know the first time I watched it.
 
what"s the connection with the incredibles?

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."
 
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
 
Also the tentacle robot at the end of The Incredibles.
 
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.
 
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
 
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

Drop everything and start reading.
 
Started Reading a few days ago (in 2007, lol)... currently on chapter 5, plan to finish this week, thus 2008.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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
 
First collected edition. Whatever year that was.
 
2005, the year i got into comics
 
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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