Saturday, February 25, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter II - Page 24


Panel 4:  Laetril (or Laetrile) is a real-world drug chemically related to amygdaline, a substance found naturally in the pits of apricots and various other fruits.  It was marketed as a cancer cure but ultimately found to be fraudulent.

Panel 5:  The fact that Moloch has cancer will become important later in the series, as this will be part of the basis for publicly indicting Dr. Manhattan.

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