Thursday, March 22, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter III - page 21


Panel 7:  The return of the “Black Freighter” captions, which comment on this scene just after Dr. Manhattan transported himself to the surface of Mars.  “I slept . . . beneath cold, distant stars” refers directly to the starscape in this panel. 
The phrase: “[A] distant god in whose hands the fate of Davidstown rested,” is also a foreshadowing of the reality that the fate of the world will rest in the hands of Dr. Manhattan, the closest thing to a god on earth we have in Watchmen. 
“Was he really there?  Had he been there once, but now departed?” is a commentary on Dr. Manhattan’s sudden disappearance from this abandoned base

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