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By posted at 10:44 am on April 15, 2009 0

coverMy mildly contrarian take on the print version of Watchmen appears today at More Intelligent Life. Name-checked within the piece:

  • Thomas Pynchon,
  • Toni Morrison,
  • Malcolm Lowry,
  • Jean Rhys,
  • Charles Dickens,
  • Georges Eliot and Saunders,
  • Chris Ware,
  • Lynda Barry,
  • Herman Hesse,
  • Jack Kerouac,
  • Batman,
  • Art Spiegelman,
  • James Wood,
  • Kenneth Turan,
  • and a couple of guys who worked at a little comic-book shop in North Carolina in the early 1990s.

Notwithstanding this cavalcade of stars, I found Watchmen somewhat frustrating, for reasons I attribute to the term “graphic novel.” This may or may not be original and/or provocative. Still, I’m bracing for comments from Watchmen enthusiasts and Comic Book Guys of all stripes…





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