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Page two of some online analyses, essays, critiques, commentaries and reviews we have found on the Web. If there is a particular article or item that you think we need to include, feel free to send us the link.

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Watchmen 20 Anni Dopo Introduction

Michael Moorcock’s introduction to an Italian Watchmen tribute book, which was basically a collection of twelve essays, published by Lavieri.

9.5.2007

Analyzing Watchmen with Peter Sanderson

Comic Book Resources gives us a transcript of comics historian Peter Sanderson’s Watchmen lecture at Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in December of 2006.

1.31.2007

Who Watches The Watchers?

An in depth essay by Warner Todd Huston on Watchmen as a political commentary which includes summaries of each chapter and an detailed epilogue.

2007

How Superheroes Fade: Alan Moore’s Watchmen

Indian Journalist Jai Arjun Singh reviews, as well as, summarizes the plots and themes of Watchmen while also putting it into context with other great graphic novels.

6.5.2006

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Book reviewer Brendon Wolfe of January Magazine reviews Watchmen, the Absolute Edition.

1.1.2006

The Tides of History: Alan Moore's Historiographic Vision

An article by Sean Carney which discusses the themes of history in Alan Moore’s work including the concept of history as simultaneity as illustrated by Moore’s Watchmen.

12.1.2006

Who Watches The Watchmen?

Freelance writer/illustrator K. Thomas Elzy gives his analysis of the graphic novel along with his take on the climate of the comic book industry in the mid 1980’s.

2006

Fighting Evil, Quoting Nietzsche

Slate’s Tom Shone uses Watchmen to ask the question, “Did the comic book need to grow up?” in his biting review of the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons graphic novel.

11.30.05

Revealed at Last! Who DOES Watch the Watchmen?

Freelance writer Jim Henley responds to a Watchmen essay written by Eve Tushnet, in his blog Unqualified Offerings.

1.24.04

OH, HOW THE GHOST OF YOU CLINGS! Notes on Watchmen

Writer and journalist Eve Tushnet compares the literary and thematic devices of Watchmen to the works of William Shakespeare.

1.23.04

The Friday Review: Watchmen

Ninth Art's Brent Keane explains why whether you’re reading it for the first time or the one hundredth time, why it’s still worth watching the Watchmen.

11.21.03

Watching the Detectives

Labeled by its author as “An Internet Companion for Readers of Watchmen,” this “mini-site” has way too much analytical and editorial content to describe in a few sentences.

3.1.1999

From Superman to Super-Being: Dr. Manhattan and the Nuclear Sublime

A detailed analysis of the Watchmen character Dr. Manhattan.

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