Thursday, December 01, 2005

Kids Stuff?

I've mentioned this graphic novel before, but this Slate article provides an interesting story on the comic and its relative importance in the comics world.

I enjoyed Watchmen, but enjoyed The Dark Knight Returns more. While both g. novels do essentially the same thing, TDKR does it to a character that everyone know something about. Watchmen's superheroes were "fictional" in the sense that they had no existence outside of this one book. They were definitely based on other superheroes in other titles, but there wasn't a sense of a canon of work being turned on its head.

Check Watchmen out from the library sometime. You might enjoy it.

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