I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he was so excited when he saw it. The book is ten times better than the movie and I would recommend it to anyone who even remotely liked the movie because it is a must read. Plus, the overstock price is a real deal compared to other stores.
I enjoyed the watchmen graphic novel very much. The story had a very unique plot ,which made it very hard for me to put the book down.Although the story got a little bland half way through, it was utterly enjoyable. I did have a problem , however , on one page in my copy, I had a hole in the page.
Watchmen has no doubt made it's mark on society, being cast as the most celebrated graphic novel of all time is a high standard to live up to. And it does. The book itself (or comics, as some prefer) goes thru explaining the situations and the characters like nothing you will find anywhere else. Each piece is complex in it's own right, you may find it hard to understand until you read it a few extra times. The movie is just the same. Entertaining, enlightening and every piece is made to keep you on the edge, including Tails of The Black Freighter. Though, I will admit, this type of book isn't quite for everyone. It's nothing like the Batman series, I can promise you that. Not recommended for the weak of heart, to say the least.
Overstock.com simply had the best price and delivered it quickly. Excellent service! The Watchmen is one of the first on the graphic novels (along with The Dark Knight Returns) and one that I have never read. It is thought provoking, riveting ang brilliant. Well worth my self-imposed wait.
Sorry, I didn't get it. As a 30+ years comic book fan and collector and an avid sci-fi fan, this endeavor was totally wasted on me. The art was...what? Golden Age reminiscing? The story was at best barely keeping me interested and at worst full of cliches. The gimmicky use of "adult situations" and nudity didn't hook me at all. The intermingling of prose? Not that either.