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American comic book maxiseries by the British creative team of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons and colorist John Higgins. Wikipedia
Twelve-issue comic book limited series created by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins, published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987. Watchmen focuses on six main characters: the Comedian, Doctor Manhattan, the Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Rorschach, and the Silk Spectre. Wikipedia
2009 American neo-noir superhero film based on the 1986–87 DC Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Ensemble cast featuring Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson. Wikipedia
Fictional antihero in the acclaimed 1986 graphic novel miniseries Watchmen, published by DC Comics. Created by writer Alan Moore with artist Dave Gibbons, but as with most of the main characters in the series, he was an analogue for a Charlton Comics character, in this case Steve Ditko's the Question. Wikipedia
2009 film based on the twelve-issue graphic novel series of the same name created by writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins, published by DC Comics between 1986 and 1987. The graphic novel's film rights were acquired by producer Lawrence Gordon in 1986. Wikipedia
American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). The editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen. Wikipedia
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Series of comic books published by DC Comics in 2012. Acting as a prequel to the 1986 12-issue Watchmen limited series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the project consists of eight limited series and one one-shot (though two were initially planned) for a total of 37 issues. Wikipedia
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Superhero comic book limited series published by DC Comics, created by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and Brad Anderson. As a direct sequel to the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins, this series concluded the plot established between The New 52 and DC Rebirth, featuring a massive roster of characters owned by DC Comics. Wikipedia
- Conversely, graphic novels became more popular in this period containing stories which were originally published in a serial format, for example Alan Moore's Watchmen.
- Gibbons also noted that Mad was an overt influence on Watchmen, the acclaimed 12-issue comic book series created by writer Alan Moore and himself:
- In general, DC Comics has led a parody of its own teams and organizations after the Watchmen storyline and the Batman run from a dark humor style which began during the 1980s and ended in the early 90s.
- The limited series Watchmen, begun in 1986 and collected as a trade paperback in 1987, cemented Moore's reputation.
- Following the success of two adult-oriented 1986 limited series, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen, DC's output of mature readers titles, edited by Berger, grew.
- It was recorded to feature as the end credit track for the 2009 film Watchmen, an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name.
- The graphic novel Watchmen is set in an alternative history, in 1985 where superheroes exist, the Vietnam War was won by the United States, and Richard Nixon is in his fifth term as President of the United States.
- In the "Watchmen" sequel "Doomsday Clock," Doctor Poison attended the meeting established by the Riddler and mentioned a rumor that Wonder Woman was forcefully dragged back to Themyscira by her fellow Amazons.
- In the original Watchmen comic book that the show is a sequel to, Redford is mentioned as a contender for the 1988 election against Richard Nixon (who also continued his presidency beyond the two terms).
- The webcomic PvP ran a story arc starting at the beginning of March 2009 parodying the comic series and movie Watchmen called The Ombudsmen.
- Gilliam attempted twice to adapt Alan Moore's Watchmen comics into a film, in 1989 and 1996.
- In the 2017–2018 Watchmen sequel Doomsday Clock, Luthor is attacked by a seemingly-revived Comedian.
- In the Watchmen sequel Doomsday Clock, Killer Frost mentioned in a TV interview that Typhoon was created by the government.
- Johns indicated the miniseries would not be a sequel to Watchmen and would be a stand-alone story, with no tie-in material.
- In the Watchmen sequel Doomsday Clock, Riddler hosts an underground meeting with the other villains to talk about the Superman Theory.
- In the Watchmen sequel Doomsday Clock, Pozhar appears as a member of the People's Heroes.
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