Watchmen is a 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ limited comic book series Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, and Carla Gugino. Set in 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as war begins to break out between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Watchmen is also a 12-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Originally published by DC Comics as a monthly limited series from 1986 to 1987, it was later republished as a trade paperback, which popularized the “graphic novel” format. To date, Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine’s 2005 list of “the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.”
I read the graphic novel a while back and I see that there is an Motion Comic Book of the Watchmen from iTunes available now.
What is a motion comic book? It’s a new concept taken on by the comic book publishers to expand into a different media format. It is a sort of hybrid between full animation and static comic panels, with added sound effects and voiceovers.
What does a motion comic book look like? It is pretty cool…I highly recommend this new media format. Below is a youtube preview trailer of the Watchmen Motion Comic Book….check it out and let me know what you think.
We received a shipment of the Watchmen 13 inch figures (Dr Manhattan and Comedian) released by DC Direct. You can buy them off our website at www.cmdstore.com
For those of you who do not know The Watchmen series it was written by Alan Moore who also wrote the cult classic “V for Vendetta” and “From Hell“. I remember reading the original comic books as they were being released by DC Comics and I could hardly wait for each month’s release. Now you can buy the Graphic Novel (Watchmen TPB) and read it all in one sitting.
Short Synopsis from IMDb:
“Watchmen” is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the “Doomsday Clock” – which charts the USA’s tension with the Soviet Union – is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion – a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers – Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future. Their mission is to watch over humanity… but who is watching the Watchmen?
Watchmen Cast: Warner Brothers casting for long-anticipated comic-book epic Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder (300): Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan, Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl, Matthew Goode as Ozymandias, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Comedian, Malin Akerman as Silk Spectre, and — in an inspired bit of news — Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach.
We have Watchmen action figures that you can pre-order now. Place your order today to reserve your figures and we will ship them once they are released. Watchmen Movie will be released March 6th 2009 and I can’t wait. Here is the Movie Trailer: