Monday, April 16, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter IV - Page 15


Panel 1:  The cryptic mention of “Dallas” in the second caption box refers to November 22, 1963, the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Panels 2-7:  The conversation between Hollis Mason and Dr. Manhattan signified not only the changeover from the “old guard” of the Minutemen to the “new guard,” eventually, of the Watchmen, but also, again, highlights the differences between humanity and Dr. Manhattan, while also accentuating the way in which he has changed, and will change, the world. 

And yet, some horrible incidents of history still occur, as evidenced by

Panel 7:  where Dr. Manhattan mentions – in the caption box – Dealey Plaza, the spot in Dallas, Texas where President John F. Kennedy was gunned down on November 22, 1963.

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