Thursday, December 13, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter XII - page 16


Panel 2:  The reveal in this panel supports the boastfulness exhibited by Veidt on Page 9, panel 5, which foreshadowed this confrontation.

Panels 6-7:  Veidt’s dismissal of Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl), and Dan’s rage at Veidt’s assault on Laurie, is yet another convention subverted by Moore & Gibbons in Watchmenthe righteous indignation of a character when their significant other is assaulted leading directly to a physical confrontation. 

Also, the remark by Veidt in panel 7 – “…do grow up…” – can also be seen as a bit of meta-commentary.  Not only does the grow up remark describe what Moore & Gibbons wished to achieve for the superhero genre through the creation of this book, but it can also be seen as a direct comment to the readership.

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