Thursday, March 5, 2009

Watching the Watchmen

As you are likely already aware, The Watchmen opens tomorrow--the movie based on the groundbreaking 1980s comic book that deconstructed the superhero genre. But if you weren't already aware, then perhaps you've heard about the movie by reading webcomics.

That's right: webcomics are breaking out the Watchmen parodies and tributes, just in time for the big release. Here's a few I've come across.

I'm certain that more Watchmen-related comics will surface as the movie is released. If you come across one, please drop a comment and share the link with us. Come Monday, there will probably be some kind of poll thing again.


Sara said...

I thought this was one of the best Unwinder's yet. I thought of it as soon as I saw the title of your blog post.

El Santo said...

Ces Marciuliano has been doing Watchmen toons all week at Medium Large. His normal fans aren't getting it, but the comic nerds (me included) are having a ball. :)

Also, I haven't seen it yet, but I hear the Saturday Morning Watchmen spoof on Newgrounds is all sorts of the awesomes.

El Santo said...

I'd also like to point out that the PvP take on Watchmen is probably the cleverest thing that Scott Kurtz has done in a long, long time.

Jackson said...

Ctrl-Alt-Del's Watchmen comic is nothing special, but I might as well include a link here for the sake of completeness.

@El Santo:
I found Kurtz' "Ombudsmen" series to be a little heavy-handed at spots, but it also has some very witty lines in it, and the overall idea is pretty clever. Thanks for the links to Medium Large and Saturday Morning Watchmen--those were great. :)