Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter III - page 19


Panel 1:  And we get a visual transition from the final panel of Page 18 with its fallout shelter poster through to the same radiation symbol, which has been painted on the door leading to Dr. Manhattan’s quarters in reaction to the television interview and Nova Express article.

The soldier painting the symbol and the “Quarantine Area” sign is singing a Police song, “Walkin’ On the Moon,” which would foreshadow Dr. Manhattan’s now imminent departure for Mars.

Panels 5-6:  It is ironic that the soldier tells Dr. Manhattan he’s “a reg’lar kinda guy” in response to what he believe is a joke, when Dr. Manhattan’s reality – both emotionally and physically – could not be further from the truth.

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