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Friday, March 6, 2009

Comics: Why is Watchmen Such a Celebrated Piece of Literature?

Friday, March 06, 2009 Posted by Chris Tung , No comments
Apparently, my blog can be found on google, and apparently, people are looking.

I was asked for my thoughts on why Watchmen was such a seminal piece of literature or at least in the comic book community by Bill Wier, a writer for the Hartford Courant. It was pretty sweet to be asked this question considering I ramble about it for days to those that are willing to listen.

You can see my response here.

Or just a quick excerpt from it:
"It placed characters like Batman, Superman, Wolverine, etc., in the real world and asked the reader what would it be like if a man who had the powers of a god walked among us," he says in an e-mail. "This was a question that no writer before Alan Moore tackled, and it was a question that changed the comic book medium forever."
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On another note, I just got back from the Watchmen midnight screening here in Davis, and I was quite impressed by it. I've been to so many panels and read, watched, and heard tons of interviews about a film that I was waiting to be released ever since I heard Mr. Snyder was directing it.

But it's getting a bit late, and I do have class tomorrow that I should probably get to. Doesn't it suck when school gets in the way of comics?

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