Thursday, February 9, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter II - page 8


Panel 1:  The remark by Hooded Justice to Sally, “And, for God’s sake, cover yourself.” would have been a typical comment of the time.  This remark also transitions nicely into

Panel 2:  where we are looking at a scene from Sally Jupiter’s Tijuana bible, an ironic juxtaposition of two ways in which women’s sexuality is disrespected.

Panel 5:  Note the Nova Express headline:  “How Sick is Dick?  After 3rd Presidential Heart Op?”

Panel 6:  The painting in the background is by Alberto Vargas, a real-world pin-up artist of the early to mid twentieth century.

Panel 7:  Sally’s remark that “. . . it rains on the just an’ the unjust alike . . .” transitions nicely into

Panel 8:  back at the funeral, focusing on the umbrella and Adrian Veidt.  The remark in the previous panel symbolizes the dichotomy of his plan – either just or unjust depending upon how one views Veidt’s actions at the end of the story.

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