Episode 060: Watchmen
What if superheroes were real? Would we still revere them so much? Or would they be too frightening for us to handle, too unstable for us to control?
What if they didn't want to save us?
These are the questions that kick off Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, a classic revered by comic fans for its deconstruction of superhero imagery, its compelling Cold War conspiracies, and its engrossing art and characters. Join us this week as we debate "comic" vs. "graphical novel," gripe about origin stories, and outright spoil the end of Watchmen.*
* No seriously, we talk about the end of this one explicitly from roughly 50:00 to 1:01:30. As always, caveat lector.