Sunday, July 07, 2024

“The Watchmen” Animated

“The Watchmen Chapter 1”, is the first of an R-rated, two-chapter animated feature, adapting the 1987 “Watchmen’ graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, with character appearances by ‘Rorschach’, ‘Doctor Manhattan’, ‘Nite Owl’, ‘Silk Spectre’ and ‘The Comedian’, releasing TBA directly onto Blu-ray and DVD:

“…October 1985, New York City detectives investigate the murder of ‘Edward Blake’. 

“With the police having no leads, costumed vigilante ‘Rorschach’ decides to probe further. 

“Rorschach deduces Blake to have been the true identity of ‘The Comedian’, a costumed hero employed by the government, after finding his costume and signature smiley-face pin badge. 

“Believing that Blake's murder could be part of a larger plot against costumed adventurers, Rorschach seeks out and warns four of his retired comrades: 

‘…shy inventor ‘Daniel Dreiberg’, formerly the second ‘Nite Owl’, the superpowered and emotionally detached ‘Jon Osterman’, codenamed ‘Doctor Manhattan’, Doctor Manhattan's lover ‘Laurie Juspeczyk’, the second ‘Silk Spectre’ …

“…and ‘Adrian Veidt, once known as the hero ‘Ozymandias’ and now a successful businessman…”

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