TIME's Best 100 Novels list includes WATCHMEN
I just got this email from DC Comics:
DC COMICS DIRECT CHANNEL SPECIAL
October 19, 2005
TIME MAGAZINE'S BEST 100 NOVELS LIST INCLUDES WATCHMEN
In the October 24 issue of TIME, book critics Lev Grossman and Richard
Lacayo named WATCHMEN as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. The critically acclaimed WATCHMEN graphic novel, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, is the only graphic novel selected, and stands alongside literary classics including J.D. Salinger's Catcher in The Rye, Harper Lee's To Kill a
Mockingbird and Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
In the magazine, Lev Grossman writes that, "The story of a ragbag of bizarre, damaged, retired super-heroes reunited by the murder of a former teammate, WATCHMEN is told in fugal, overlapping plotlines and gorgeous panels rich with cinematic leitmotifs. A work of ruthless
psychological realism, it's a landmark on the graphic novel medium. It would be a masterpiece in any."
This month, DC Comics celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original
publication of WATCHMEN with WATCHMEN: THE ABSOLUTE EDITION. This oversized hardcover collection this edition includes 48 pages of rare supplemental material, including samples of Moore's WATCHMEN scripts, the original WATCHMEN proposal, Gibbons's conceptual art, cover roughs, and more. The book has also been restored and recolored by WildStorm FX and original colorist John Higgins and approved by Gibbons to appear as originally intended.
Needless to say, both versions are available at Comix Connection.
We applaud Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons for this singular achievement!