Watchmen by Alan Moore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Chapter 1 ★★½☆☆
Wild colour scheme! So what do we have here? Drop from a high building? Was he pushed? Murder? Burglary? Who knows!
It‘s colourful. Weirdly so. People are unlikeable and mostly nasty. Rorschach is despicable.
A murder mystery with forcefully retired superheroes?
Chapter 2 ★★½☆☆
Flashback and more unpleasantness. Ok, the alternate timeline has potential… but didn‘t go anywhere…
Chapter 3 ★★☆☆☆
So far it‘s all set-up of some nasty and despicable people without any redeeming features. I don‘t know why I should care.
I get the general direction of the story and I vaguely like the idea of a story within a story and the various hints and glimpses of half hidden things here and there, still… after finishing chapter three I feel no great interest in continuing this graphic novel.
Chapter 4 ★★★★☆
Well, ok, Dr. Manhattan‘s story, the various timeline, his fluid perception thereof, the story of Jon and Janey and the accident — that was pretty good.
The ending of that chapter leaves things wide open — at least a reason to continue now.
P.S.: I am not reading the full text parts at the end of each chapter.
Chapter 5 ★★★☆☆
It’s night. There is an intruder downstairs in your house. You get your gun, go downstairs and the first place you check…
…is inside your fridge???
The colours are eye-watering on ocassion. I wonder what the point is of the sub-story with the ship-wrecked sailor? Should I have recognized Rorschach without his mask? Well, I didn‘t. The story was ok-ish.
Chapter 6 next…