It is often said that Watchmen is the most influential comic ever to be released. That comics wouldn’t be where they are without it, for good and for ill. But how did we get here, exactly? More to the point, just what influence did Watchmen provide to the larger world of comics? What, ultimately, is the legacy of Watchmen? Who watched the Watchmen?
The following article utilizes William S Burroughs influential “Cut-Up” technique, as Burroughs is one of the major influences of Ozymandias. The texts it uses are as follows: Last War in Albion Vol. 2 by Elizabeth Sandifer, Watchmen by Alan Moore, Pax Americana by Grant Morrison, Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs, Alien Covenant by John Logan & Dante Harper, The Architects of Fear by Meyer Dolinsky, The Book of Urizen by William Blake, The Great Red Dragon by Nick Antosca, Steve Lightfoot, & Bryan Fuller, and The Matrix Reloaded by Lana & Lily Wachowski. The specific methodology of Cut-Up utilized a nine panel grid. [Read more…] about Who Watched the Watchmen? Before Watchmen: Ozymandias