In an alternate world where the mere presence of American
superheroes changed history, the US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is
still president, and the cold war is in full effect. Watchmen
begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering
conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group
of reunited heroes--Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr.
Manhattan and Ozymandias - have to test the limits of their
convictions and ask themselves where the true line is between good
and evil. In the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created
Watchmen, changing the course of comics' history and essentially
remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited
as the point where comics came of age, Watchmen's sophisticated
take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its
psychological depth and realism. Watchmen is collected here with a
new cover, sketches, extra bonus material, and a new introduction
by series artist Dave Gibbons.