Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter II - Page 6


On this page, we experience the scene that people in the present have alluded to without actually saying it – Edward Blake’s attempted rape of Sally Jupiter set him against almost all of the rest of the masked adventurers, but he was a welcome recruit for our government.  The manner in which this scene is crafted is very unlike a typical comic book.  It is not titillating, not overdone, allowing it to resonate more strongly with readers.

Panel 6:  The gorilla mask, which we discover is King Mob’s Ape Mask, adds a subtle visual corroboration to the animalistic scene going on in the foreground.

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