Thursday, March 29, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter III - page 28


Panel 1:  The dialogue carries over from the previous page with the remark, “totally indifferent” a reflection of Dr. Manhattan and how he views humanity and how many will see him in light of his desertion of the planet.

Panel 2:  The radiation symbol is in extreme close-up as the nuclear possibility looms closer.

Panel 3:  “. . . Humanity is in the hands of a higher authority . . .” is a remark on the fact that, in this panel, Dr. Manhattan is holding the photo of him – before the accident, when he was human – and Janey Slater.  The higher authority always alluded to is God, which is how Dr. Manhattan is perceived, and in his hands he is holding the last remnant of his own humanity.

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