Comic review: The Watchmen

Watchmen – Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

(Note: I read this comic book in 2008, and this is a repost of a review I did then in Visual Bookshelf on my Facebook)

I saw the movie before reading the comic. The comic itself was extremely well done and a blast to read. It also made me appreciate the movie even more as it was a perfect adaption. Things that work better in a comic, like long monologues or background stories, are there. Fights and other action scenes that don’t work as well in comics are short. The movie was a bit opposite there, fitting the media type perfectly.

Conclusion: Read the comic. See the movie. It’s really worth it.