Posted in Calendar 2018

Trivial Calender February 12th

Significant Issues again and it’s a bit of history.

Sometimes a comic comes along and it doesn’t do what the creators intended, but has such an effect it changes comics forever. This is then end of the Bronze age. It was a deconstruction of the concept of Superheroes, using analogues to DC’s recently acquired Charlton characters. The change was so the DC editorial people could reuse them elsewhere, so new characters were created. Thunderbolt became Ozymandias, Captain Atom became Dr Manhattan, Blue Beetle became Nite-Owl, Nightshade became Silk Spectre and the Question became the unforgettable Rorsharch. The idea by writer Alan Moore was to break down the idea of superheroes and when the story had run it’s course and gone out of print, he’d have the rights. Of course it became one of the best comic series of the 80’s, rarely is left out of anyone’s best of lists and as a result has never been out of print. Moore being a victim of his own success.

If you are a comic fan, then you most likely have already read Watchmen, if you haven’t it’s place as a must read graphic novel is well deserved and it does need to be read. It does contain one of my favourite panels of dialogue.

“You don’t understand, I’m not locked in here with you, you’re locked in here with ME!”

 

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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