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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Watchmen

This guy is a powerhouse of ideas.

I know he looks more wasted than anything else, but trust me, he is one of the most super creative intellectuals in this century. Ok, maybe don't look at his picture.

What Isaac Asimov did for science fiction, Alan Moore did it for the world of superheroes.

He's the guy behind the reinvention of The Swamp Thing, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta & now... The Watchmen!

During the days of my comicbook collection, I was one of his sucker fans, which meant that I'd buy whatever he wrote. If they were just scribbles on a napkin, I'd buy that too.

This is my supreme Watchmen collection, in perfect mint condition babe.

For those not familar with this nerd activity, a comicbook in mint condition means that it is in a perfectly new state, with no folds or tears etc. It would be as if you'd just picked it up from the bookshop.

A comicbook in mint condition is worth a lot more in resale value. It's like a vintage car. If you've kept it in good condition, you can sell it off later at a higher value. So you might say that collecting comic books is like an investment.

The Watchmen might not look so cool, uhm, the owl guy actually looks stupid, the guy in red mask so passe Captain America, & the blonde guy so gay, but Alan Moore's storytelling packs a KAPOW punch.
Because of that, The Watchmen limited series has been one of the best comicbooks that I've ever read & owned, but... but... but... I am not worthy!

And now, since it will be coming out as a movie, I revisited my collection once again. I'm actually quite worried about the movie adaptation. I'd be worried about whether the movie will do justice to the original comicbook version.

But more than that, I'm just curious how the movie will portray Dr. Manhattan cos in the comicook, he walks around naked with his ding dong exposed.

He does that quite often, especially when there's women around him. But when he's surrounded by other macho men superheroes, he zips it up quite appropriately.

I guess he's pretty selective & careful about who hangs around him, especially when that blonde guy appears.

Anyway, so far, fingers crossed, the movie version of the superheroes look pretty cool.


Silk Spectre with Sunsilk hair.

The Comedian

The Nite Owl. Obviously.

The suspectedly gay Ozymandias.
He strikes fear in the pants of Dr Manhattan.

The Zohan. Oops, that's from another movie.

Here's the trailer.


Abdullah said...

You don't mess with the Zohan man...

(Next part spoken in thick Ah Beng slang)
Eh Greg,
How come kennot add your brog on rss hor? Many time I try yu no...Stiw kennot maa...

Greg Wee said...

I donno. I only kolek komik boots. I donno how to use ARRUH-S-S. (Was that really bad or what?)

Abdullah said...


That was terrible man...
But it's a pain..I can't seem to access your blog from my blogroll, cos it doesn't seem to accept RSS feed from your site.