Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter VI - page 4


Panel 5:  Young Walter Kovacs pleads with his Mom, apologizing to her for interrupting, while trying to explain that he “thought [the man] was hurting [her.]”  We can see, even at this young age, that his sense of duty – violently manifested as Rorschach in his later years – was already in place.

Panel 8-9:  And, in an appropriate use of symmetry, we see the shadow of young Kovacs being beaten by his mother morph back into the Rorschach blot he was looking at during the beginning of this flashback scene, transitioning us back into the present.

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