Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter II - page 13


Panel 2:  The Comedian’s remark, “I mean, if we’d lost this war . . . I think it might have driven us a little crazy, y’know?  As a country,” is a comment on the reality of the Vietnam conflict, in stark contrast to the Vietnam conflict in Watchmen. 

Panel 5:  An iconic image from the Vietnam conflict is that last helicopter leaving Saigon in 1972, but here Richard Nixon is on the first helicopter “in” to Saigon.  This lays the groundwork for Nixon’s ability to get the Constitution changed so that he can run for more than two terms.

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