Watchmen

I just finished reading the Watchmen last night.  The Watchmen is a series of 12 comics published by DC Comics in the mid 80s.  It was, and still is, a revolutionary comic book.

I had never read the Watchmen series, but knew that I had to when I saw the new movie trailer that was shown before The Dark Knight.  So, I borrowed the comic from a friend and devoured it this weekend.  What an amazing masterpiece!  It’s definitely not appropriate for children (sex, drugs, and lots and lots of violence), but the themes and storytelling are tremendous for a comic book.

I can’t wait for the movie to come out, although I am worried that some of the greatness may be lost in translation.  I hope that the movie does not try to cram too much in and become an incoherent mess.  On the other hand, the screenplay is being written by David Hayter who wrote the first two X-Men movies and is the voice of Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake?  Snake?  Snaaaaaaaake??!).