Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter I - page 25


Panel 4: More indications this is a different Earth: The turkey with two drumsticks on one side (assuming there must be two on the opposite side), the two gentlemen sitting together in the foreground who are obviously romantically involved, and the eye makeup for the woman in the extreme foreground on the right, which relates to the Egyptian motif of Veidt, whose companies seem to permeate society.

Also, the dialogue between Dan and Laurie is very realistic – rather than “cartoony” – in that, as is often the case in real life, they do not say what they actually mean, but tell one another what they believe the other wishes to hear, or what is easier to discuss without embarrassment – e.g. Laurie telling Dan that “Everything’s fine (with her and Jon [Dr. Manhattan]),” which is far from the truth.

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