Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Watchmen: The Pirate Extraction

I have a confession to make - I always skim over the pirate bits in Watchmen. [Watchmen, as any fool knows, is the classic superhero maxi-series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. What od you mean you haven't read it? Shame on you! Go buy a copy and read it now. Sheesh! And people call me a cultural philistine...] I'm not saying I ignore the pirate bits altogether, but it's the part of the story that appeals to me least, so I tend to skim over it.
Well the solution is at hand. Some kindly soul has extracted all the pirate bits and turned them into a 20-page online comic. Now, finally, I've got the chance to read the sections I've always skimmed over and get a better appreciation of them. After I've done that, it'll be time for a thorough re-read of Watchmen. After 20 years, it's time to look at the old favourite with a fresh set of eyes.

2 comments:

Julio Angel Ortiz said...

I agree with you there. I love Watchmen but my eyes tend to glaze over when I'm reading the pirate bits. I'll have to check the online comic and see if it gives me a different appreciation for it.

Julio Angel Ortiz said...

And go figure, look what's today's (08/23/2006) featured article on Wikipedia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page