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March 11, 2009

The best single issue of a comic ever created


SF Gospel argues there are at least four Alan Moore stories slightly more deserving of praise than Watchmen. The best argument is for "Watchmaker", i.e. Watchmen issue #4.

If I have one complaint about Watchmen, it's this: it doesn't live up to the promise of this, its single best chapter and possibly the best single issue of a comic ever created. The rhythm of Dr. Manhattan's melancholy origin story is simply perfect, and in his time-detached reminiscences we get a glimpse inside the mind of a god. Here is a part that's greater than its sum.

Correct. And don't miss "The Anatomy Lesson" either; arguably the mother of all reboots.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 11, 2009 07:27 AM


Did I miss the Flea's take on the film?

Score for me: Went looking for what I remembered to be the old graphic novel I thought I had. Ended up pulling out individual issues #1-12 in near mint condition from the old comics box. Sad they're only going for about $100-200 on Ebay.

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 11, 2009 04:08 PM

Have seen the film. Still considering quite what to say about it. There are spoilers in them there waters...

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 12, 2009 07:02 AM