As you might have already noticed, the Watchmen movie comes out this week. Unlike most online commentators with geekazoid tendancies, I’ll try my best to reserve judgement on the film until I’ve actually seen the damn thing. Whether I end up loving it film or loathing it, at least it’s given me an excuse to re-read Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons’ original comic series for the umpteenth time:
“Moe Vernon was a man around fifty-five or so, and he had one of those old New York faces that you don’t see anymore. It’s funny, but certain faces seem to go in and out of style. You look at old photographs and everybody has a certain look to them, almost as if they’re related. Look at pictures from ten years later and you can see that there’s a new kind of face starting to predominate, and that the old faces are fading away and vanishing, never to be seen again.”
I first read Watchmen when it was released as a 12 issue series between 1986-7. A lot of things have changed since then, but it’s still my favourite comic.