#823 – Comics Confessions

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I honestly think that, if I never read Watchmen ever again, I wouldn’t feel any sort of tremendous loss. Yeah, I understand it’s an important work and all that. I get that it showed comics can tell Serious Stories, though we (comics readers) need to have a conversation as a community about how “serious” apparently has to for some reason include rape.

I mean, is there anyone out there who actually enjoys reading Watchmen? Someone who reads it for pleasure, and not because it’s part of some canon of Serious Graphic Novels?

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4 thoughts on “#823 – Comics Confessions

  1. There is one person.

    Alan Moore.

    (Disclaimer: I’ve never even read Watchmen… or either of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight books)

  2. I was given Watchmen as a gift, I made it about 3/4 of the way through and then just rented the video (before then I didn’t even know there was a movie). I’ve enjoyed some graphic novels, but to be honest I do not seek them out as entertainment.

    1. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love comics and graphic novels. The Watchmen movie had serious flaws of its own (as do all Zach Snyder films). I do recognize that the comic was important, and Moore did some cool stuff with structure and pacing, but it’s not, like, an enjoyable read.

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