Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Watchmen: Chapter XII - page 30


Panel 3:  The new costume being described by Laurie in this panel sounds very much like her father, the Comedian’s, costume.

Panels 6-7:  This scene is often looked upon harshly – the problem for some being, how can Sally Jupiter have any affection for a man who so violently assaulted her when they were young?  But one reading of this – and, by extension, Sally’s overall feelings toward Edward Blake – could be that Sally, despite the atrocity she experienced at Blake’s hands, values the daughter that came from such an unexpected coupling.

It is also worth noting that, in this panel, Sally is still living in the nostalgia that has carried her this far – an interpretation reinforced by the bottle of Nostalgia perfume featured in the center of the image on her nightstand.

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