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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? This question asked by Juvenal millennia ago and still relevant today, is at the heart of this graphic novel. Who watches the Watchmen? A powerful work of alternate history, the story explores the what would have happened if USA had won the Vietnam War. Although these masked vigilantes are called superheroes, only one of them possesses actual superhuman abilities. Through the eyes of superheroes operating outside the ambit of law, Alan Moore also examines what it is like to be powerless. Unlike superhero comics that came before Watchmen, the focus is less on the action and more on character building and looking at the moral struggles associated with being a superhero in the real world. Through his constant use of nine-panel grid on every page, Moore avoids any flashiness and lends a sense of realism and grittiness to the proceedings. Watchmen’s publication proved to be a watershed moment in the history of comics and opened the gates to more mature stories, especially in the then formulaic superhero genre. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Pfa-ygfyC/?igshid=b7mnn1up4ryg

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