Front cover image for Watchmen


Written in graphic novel form, this work is set in 1985, in an alternate history in the United States where costumed adventurers are real and the country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union (the Doomsday Clock is at five minutes to midnight). It tells the story of a group of past and present superheroes and the events surrounding the mysterious murder of one of their own. Watchmen depicts superheroes as real people who must confront ethical and personal issues, who struggle with neuroses and failings, and who, with one notable exception, lack anything recognizable as super powers
Print Book, English, ©2008
DC Comics, New York, ©2008