Originally Posted by Aceking
I'm finally reading The Watchmen for the first time. Almost finished.
It's completely engrossing and I can't put it down. Anyone want to discuss?
Watchmen is the birth of what I consider to be the "Creator's Age" of comics. Alan Moore crafted a doozy of a story and the art was a secondary element. It's the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award and it made Time Magazine's 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels since 1923. It was the only graphic novel on the list. I consider the collected version the second-best graphic novel of all time behind Art Spiegelman's 'Maus: A Survivor's Tale' (which won a well-deserved Pulitzer).
Alan Moore (who also crafted 'V for Vendetta') is probably the most influential comic book writer of the modern age. IMHO, Image wouldn't have been possible without Moore's inspiration as he showcased what could happen when an excellent writer produced a universe with substance. Moore also created 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' and 'Top 10' (one of the most underrated series of all time). Moore's 'Miracleman' issues are highly sought after and issues #14 and #15 can run up to $100.00 each (or more, depending on condition).
It's not very often that a comic book writer will end up with three major motion pictures based on his works. In fact, I don't think it's ever happened with the exception of Stan Lee. But Moore, with 'From Hell', 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', and 'V for Vendetta' holds that distinction.