So far, so meh…

WatchmenWatchmen 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…

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