Possibly the greatest graphic novel ever created. Hugo award winner. Named one of Time Magazines top 100 novels (not comic book novels - of all novels)
Alan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (artist) created a dark gritty world where in the 1980's Richard Nixon is still president, superheros have been outlawed and the world is on the brink of self destruction. Both social commentary and an assault on the conventions of the costumed hero, the original comic came out in 12 monthly installments. Bound together in this single graphic novel, the story of the Watchmen is deep, textured and a gripping read.
Dive in and enjoy it in it's orginal form... then really appreciate the loyalty to the source that the feature film version will have in March 2009!