Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watchmen Trailer

Ladies. Gentlemen. Boys. Girls. The Watchmen Trailer.

If you're a comic book fan and you've never read Watchmen, you need to stop what you're doing, go to your comic shop, book store, or online store and buy it. I don't care if you only stick to one comic book character or you don't read DC. Watchmen is essential reading material, arguably the greatest comic book Alan Moore has ever written. Even Time Magazine called it one of the 100 best novels.

Now I'm not saying all of this because I'm some old-school comic book junkie that read Watchmen when it first burst onto the comic scene in the '80s. I picked up the trade of Watchmen in 2007 and read it for the first time then. It wasn't until I'd read it that I finally understood what everyone was talking about, why this book was so good. Watchmen isn't so much about super heroes, rather than its about the people who are the super heroes and the world they live in, which is quickly crumbling around them.

I think the trailer looks pretty sweet and I'm really hoping they don't screw this movie up.


Tommy said...

I've still not read this yet. :(

Reggie White Jr. said...

Go out and get the soft cover trade. Its worth every penny.