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WATCHMEN cover #10

Artists: John Higgins (Colorist) ,  Dave Gibbons (Inker) ,  Alan Moore (Writer)

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Title: WATCHMEN cover #10
Artist: John Higgins (Colorist)
Artist: Dave Gibbons (Inker)
Artist: Alan Moore (Writer)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 703
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Favorited on CAF: 1
Comments: 8
Added to Site: 2/28/2014
Comic Art Archive: Watchmen
Issue: 10   Page: cover


Watchmen is part of the pantheon of comics, a monument that combines the honors and the most prestigious awards since its release in 1987.
The work of one of the greatest writers in comics history, Alan Moore.
This cover classic is from Issue #10, published in 1987, untitled "Two Riders Were approaching ..." .
As individual parts , the covers designed by Moore/Gibbons play a real narrative role, guiding the reader through the history and as the first panel of the first board; and the title is a quote used at the conclusion of the chapter .
Here, there is a reference to a song by Bob Dylan, " All along the Watchtower " (before the great Jimi Hendrix' cover version)

"Outside in the cold distance
About did a wild cat growl ,
Were two riders approaching ,
Began the wind to howl . "

As with all Watchmen' covers, no character but symbols. Here , the radar screen, a symbol that can be found on several occasions through the story.
The Doomsday Clock indicates two minutes to midnight, the alert level in the country has reached DefCon 2 last level before nuclear war. The two characters, Rorschach and Nite Owl, advance towards the final confrontation with Adrian Veidt.
Note the radar screen artifacts make a vague smiley face, a key symbol of the Watchmen series, with two spots in the center, the reflection on the bottom as well as the radar beam on the bloody drip left eye .

I didn't thought such classic covers could be mine, and now it is !


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John Bamber wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations on a nice slice of history :)
Posted on 2/28/2014

Joe Shaffer wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great covers, well done on getting this one. A piece of history indeed.
Posted on 2/28/2014

Allan H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic cover and piece of history!
Posted on 2/28/2014

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats!! This is awesome!
Posted on 2/28/2014

Carlos P. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
A legendary cover!
Posted on 3/1/2014

Jonathan H wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Big congrats!!
Posted on 3/1/2014

Mario B. wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Posted on 3/8/2014

Timothy Finney wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
A cover from a truly special series that is a great example of how symbolism was embedded into it and shows why this series bears repeated readings from year to year.
Posted on 5/2/2015

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