I'm also jealous of all the people who first read the books when they came out as 12 seperate issues in 86/87.
Same here. Except I was just born so really, that would be quite hard.
I know what you mean, I was only 2 years old when Watchmen first started coming out. If I were a teenager or in my early 20's back then I would have all 12 of those issues right now, no doubt.
Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Damn, it's good to be a Watchmen fan.
It is, isn't it? There isn't a day that goes by that I don't gain an even deeper respect for this book. After reading it 4 times and when I thought I couldn't make any more sense of it a friend of mine will give me a different and new perspective on something from the book or someone on these forums will bring something up that I hadn't thought of or noticed before. It's like a gift that keeps on giving.
I would've loved to have been introduced to the books at the same time that the rest of the world was back in 1986 because I could only imagine how much more of an impact the story had back then on the people who read it for the first time. The Cold War was still a reality then and there were a lot of barriers that the book didn't break down yet at the time of it's release. Reading it for the first time 3 years ago, the concept of a "dark", "adult oriented" comic book wasn't anything new to me. It would've been nice to experience that revolution along with the rest of the comic book fans of that time.
Even though I feel like I "missed the boat" in that regard it doesn't make the book any less enjoyable for me to read.