Review: Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm Leave a comment

WatchmenWatchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Reviewed by Jason Erik Lundberg

Possibly the best graphic novel ever written. An incredible deconstruction of the superhero genre, and a smart and fascinating murder mystery. Moore accomplishes things impossible in any other form, and does so with intelligence and phenomenal writing. Gibbons’ artwork is the perfect complement, and is wonderfully crowded with incredible detail. Powerful and full of symbolism, and a must-read for any mature comics fan.

Further graphic novel recommendations:

  • The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  • The Absolute Sandman (four volumes), The Absolute Death, and Black Orchid by Neil Gaiman et al.
  • V for Vendetta by Alan Moore et al.
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  • It’s a Bird by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen
  • The Fountain by Darren Aronofsky and Kent Williams
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson
  • Laika by Nick Abadzis
  • Bone by Jeff Smith
  • The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Entry filed under: Graphic Novel, Mystery, Reviews.

Genre Focus (March/April): Mystery Librarian Literature

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