The 1980s Watchmen comic book series straddled the creative line between realism and fantasy — a gory Reagan-era mirror to a society at mental and physical war with morality and justice. It wrestled with themes that still ring true today. “What Watchmen became was entirely a meditation about power,” writer Alan Moore said in a Comics Britannia interview.
The series explored deep questions with dark humor and even darker sincerity. Should politicians hold the keys to power? Who is a real “hero,” and should they be viewed as gods? And what happens to morals when the world is on the brink of destruction? Sound familiar? We thought so too.