Sunday, December 16, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter XII - page 19


Panel 1:  The newscaster commenting on the people going insane – specifically, the pregnant woman who believed her unborn child was eating her and terminated the pregnancy (we can assume from the context) – is an example of how the programmed brain of the psychic within Veidt’s monster influenced the populace.

Panel 5:  The “RBACHEV” mentioned in one of the dialogue balloons is Mikhail Gorbachev – at the time, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and de factor ruler of Russia.  

Panel 7:  To emphasize, symbolically, Veidt’s triumph, we see him proclaiming his victory in front of the painting of Alexander’s triumph at solving the puzzle of the Gordian Knot – linking these two more closely, as both Alexander and Veidt were able, it appears, to solve their specific Gordian Knots.

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