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'Watchmen' 101

Jeff Jensen helps you tell the difference between Ozymansias and Ossie Davis

Don’t know the difference between Ozymandias and Ossie Davis? That’s okay. Here’s a beginner’s ?guide to get you started.

Humble Roots?
Watchmen began as a 12-issue ?series in 1986. It was later packaged as a “graphic novel” and helped comics infiltrate bookstores.

Proud Lineage
Author Alan ?Moore also wrote ?the comics V for Vendetta, From Hell, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, all of which became movies.

Also in 1986
The comic was ?released the same year as The Dark Knight Returns, whose edgy ?Batman influenced Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan.

Watchmen is the only comic book ?to ever have won the Hugo, which is the highest honor handed out in the world ?of fantasy/sci-fi literature.

Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Damon Lindelof (Lost), and Jude Law are among the HWF (Hollywood Watchmen Fanboys).