<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d9824315\x26blogName\x3dI+Am+The+Rain+King\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dSILVER\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://jamieca.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://jamieca.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2031371598530101771', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Watchmen

Book #20 of my '07 reading list was Watchmen, a graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.

Wow. Can you say genre defining? Watchmen is the king of comics. According to Wikipedia it's the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and also the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine's 2005 list of "the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present." But more important than that it's a blast to read. I think Rorschach may be my new favorite comic hero ever. Great story, great art and just an all around gem. If you only read one graphic novel...

Looks like the wheels are in motion to turn Watchmen into a major motion picture (from the director of 300) set for release next year. Movie rumors can be found here.

Wikipedia entry (quite good)
Fan page
Annotated Guide

Labels: ,