There is a great lie about Watchmen.
They repeat the lie over and over again, pretending it says a lot, when it says very little. It is not a lie of malice, but a lie of ignorance. It is a lie predicated on omission of truth. It is a lie that only emerges when one understands history. It is a meaningless statement presented as meaningful to those who don’t know better.
It is the first lie of American comics that every new reader is confronted with, when surveying the scene of the superhero.
And it is a lie that holds, despite everything else.
The lie is this: [Read more…] about Who Watched the Watchmen? Watchmen and The Darkness Within