The Untold Truth Of Watchmen

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  • Published: 20 November 2019
  • Much the generally-accepted knowledge about Watchmen and its making would likely be loudly shouted down by the book's creators, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The inspirations for Watchmen, its creators' intentions, and the contributions each brought to the table are often misunderstood or overlooked.

    It's a strange irony that in a medium as concerned with images as comic books, the writers tend to get most of the attention. Watchmen is no exception. As the comic's artist Dave Gibbons said when he spoke to Wired in 2008:

    "People unacquainted with graphic novels, including journalists, tend to think of Watchmen as a book by Alan Moore that happens to have some illustrations. And that does a disservice to the entire form."

    While being interviewed by Neil Gaiman in 1987, Gibbons said it was his idea for the cover of Watchmen #1 to be of the now iconic blood-smeared smiley face. It was Gibbons, with Moore's input, who designed the physical appearance of the characters. And perhaps most significantly, it was Gibbons who brought life to Watchmen's world.

    Watchmen was one of a number of superhero comic book series published in the mid-'80s that are often associated with one another because they're said to explore the notion of superheroes as fascist figures. Examples include Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Marvel's Squadron Supreme, in which superheroes with good intentions nevertheless turn the U.S. into a totalitarian state. Keep watching the video to see the untold truth of Watchmen!

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    The man behind the art | 0:18
    They aren't fascists | 1:05
    Fearful Symmetry | 2:25
    The Question of Rorschach | 3:15
    HBO follows the graphic novel | 4:28
    The Tulsa massacre | 6:00
    The capes change sides | 7:30
    Return of the king | 8:54
    Watching the watches | 10:26
    Visions of the past | 11:49
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Comments • 360

  • Looper
    Looper   2 months back

    How do you like Watchmen on HBO so far?

    • Bill Button
      Bill Button  5 days back

      @mackk123 what does that mean lmao

    • Bill Button
      Bill Button  5 days back

      @Ryan Wilson orange mad bad? Wtf are you talking about? And Watchmen has always been a satire. That's not new.

    • Bill Button
      Bill Button  5 days back

      @Swag Mimic i have a feeling you don't understand him either

    • Luis María Lucero
      Luis María Lucero  3 weeks back

      AMAZING

    • Dave Richmond
      Dave Richmond  1 months back

      Very interesting cant wait for the second season

  • Tony Young
    Tony Young  4 days back

    So like the actor, Veidt's play was . . . well done.

    • stormking989
      stormking989  2 weeks back

      *Watchman cancelled. No season 2.*

      • Schwarze Baron
        Schwarze Baron  2 weeks back

        Art imitating life

        • Esoteric Enigma
          Esoteric Enigma  2 weeks back

          Racism makes people uncomfortable especially when they see the action of the racist mimicking their own

          • lightkingz
            lightkingz  3 weeks back

            There was also a similar Tulsa riot that happened in New York because the black populous were doing better finically than the rest of the white population

            • Joseph Archer
              Joseph Archer  4 weeks back

              Very hard to follow this dismal comic. The movie, series, all of them.  Downer.

              • Yannick Kalukuta
                Yannick Kalukuta  1 months back

                The HBO watchmen might be the best show i have watched this year.

                • Brian Stewart
                  Brian Stewart  1 months back

                  Rorshach's journal wouldn't have contained anything of importance. He got rid of it before they went to Karnak, and Adrian told them about his plan.

                  • chris s
                    chris s  1 months back

                    Gay black hero's taking on the clan? How the hell is this remotely related to the watchmen, why even call it that? Worst show ever, not even trying to tell a real story

                    • Ysarc
                      Ysarc  1 months back

                      Yeah it was pretty amusing how smart the show thought it was but it was so in your face intellectually bankrupt. The gay black hero is also the first hero in the watchmen universe don't forget or you will be reminded by dialogue a few episodes later. The only character i enjoyed was Adrian.

                  • Earl Turner
                    Earl Turner  1 months back

                    WTF? This sucks! Libtard B.S. the lead character is boring, not in any way attractive or interesting. Anti-White propaganda at its worst.

                    • James the CENSO__RED
                      James the CENSO__RED  1 months back

                      Good reviews? The Watchman movie was good the HBO series is horrible trash with no likable characters and a story with nothing but SJW talking points and no real plot. They can't create so they just copy the names and don't care about a story everything is PROPAGANDA to them. So they will keep getting woke a going broke and getting more racist and acting just like the KKK with wanting segregation and judging by race of Privilege excuse to be racist while calling black people that don't agree with them racist things. MLK would be ashamed!

                      • DR. BARRIT
                        DR. BARRIT  1 months back

                        Amazing comic and movie. But a really bad woke show.

                        • Nem
                          Nem  1 months back

                          I have no idea why they keep saying it's a continuation of the graphic novel. The netflick series has nothing to do with the source material beyond taking a few superficial elements and throwing the rest into the trash. Unless Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons wrote the script, it's a sad parody of the graphic novel. If I hadn't read the original in the first place, it wouldn't be a big deal to me. Knowing what I know, I can't see the adaptation as anything but 'woke' trash. That last episode made me give up on it.

                          • James Rosoman
                            James Rosoman  1 months back

                            Hero's and villains across roads of faith and broken dreams, the muliverse is a web of reality that hides many stories in most the hero is a good person with honor and respect but sometimes they are a mixed blessing of goodness and darkness the way of the sword fulls is very fine to justice and revenge in any sense of reality the final show of Watchmen showed a good man with a similar good soul change to a god like hero then lose it all to pure evil but is there a miracle in the story yes or no I think probably just about the source of his immortal soul he lives in the past and took a leap to the future but is Dr Manhattin/human or something more now?
                            Every hero in the end grows old or dies then passes his or her powers down to there offsprings if the have to become legendary or cult heroes so that they continue the stories. I think Watchmen the series is outstanding and not quite a master piece because it needs to be continued to become a classic master piece and I don't think Dr Manhattin is truly gone in the muliverse he said he can be anywhere in time and space the muliverse is many realities he might even be a monitor?

                            • BC LR
                              BC LR  1 months back

                              The Tulsa attacks mentioned were motivated to be covered up because they were actually supported by the “Dixiecrats” which were the Democratic Party in the south. Those were public officials (.of the Democratic Party) that supported the terrorism. And if you go to the area of the attacks in Tulsa you’ll find out the attacks were not brought on by any individual situation like a gentleman bumping in to a lady. Evidence for this was the entire black community plus members of the catholic community and others were all attacked, just like in Selma.

                              • Saqib
                                Saqib  1 months back

                                I am current reading watchmen comics for the show. I want to know every Easter egg. I have current watched 3 episode and i stoped watching because i want to read comic first

                                • sharknado blood
                                  sharknado blood  2 months back

                                  Simply the best show on tv right now

                                  • Blink Tucker
                                    Blink Tucker  2 months back

                                    HBO's Watchmen is equal to D.W. Griffin's Birth of a Nation. Translation, it's a bad show with good writing.

                                    • Black Face
                                      Black Face  2 months back

                                      HBO's writing, easter eggs & attention to details is brilliant

                                      • Giancarlo Iodice
                                        Giancarlo Iodice  2 months back

                                        Have seen It till ep 7, and it look very real the plot: What happened when no alfa male can compete with Manatthan......it is now about black an white and It s Amazing!!

                                        • Tyrannicide
                                          Tyrannicide  2 months back

                                          Just because the heros themselves are not fascists, it doesn't mean they were not used as tools to explore the theme of fascism. Notice that Moore does not mention Ozymandias. He was the only hero that was in control of the whole sequence of events, one step ahead of everybody. He was certainly an autoritarian figure, willing to sacrifice millions of lifes for a supposedly honourable goal.

                                          • Elle H
                                            Elle H  2 months back

                                            What exactly was the untold truth?

                                            • RedHerring87
                                              RedHerring87  2 months back

                                              just to correct this video... the events that occur with Adrian Veidt ARE happening on a yearly basis. The candles on the cake point to how many years his story is spanning that we are seeing. Episode 1 has 1 candle, episode 2 has 2 candles and Episode 3 has 3 candles etc...

                                              • Stormcloak Nord
                                                Stormcloak Nord  2 months back

                                                The Watchmen series unlike the films is a complete flop and the majority of people agree with me judging by its terrible ratings.

                                                • Merab Shirel
                                                  Merab Shirel  2 months back

                                                  Hahahaha
                                                  What are you talking about?

                                              • Uncle Anon
                                                Uncle Anon  2 months back

                                                You forgot to mention that the TV show is a clumsy mess for woke twitterturds that is as worthwhile as Batwoman.

                                                • Nomadic Brian
                                                  Nomadic Brian  2 months back

                                                  7 episodes into the HBO show. There is some interesting stuff going on that have me going back and digging into details of the original comic. There is certainly enough material to draw from. I find the HBO version a tad too preachy and condescending regarding the race issues. The need to be blunt and over the top about being 'woke' and drawing parallels to the police and black issue or Donald Trump-ishness in the US today. Do they really feel that audiences tuning into Watchmen need that?

                                                  • Amara J.
                                                    Amara J.  2 months back

                                                    By far the best show I have EVER seen

                                                    • Helzapoppin
                                                      Helzapoppin  2 months back

                                                      Moore is utterly overrated. The Watchmen movie was superior to the comic. The giant psychic squid was stupid. I was disappointed to find the series was a sequel to the comic and not the movie version.

                                                      • Garrus1995
                                                        Garrus1995  2 months back

                                                        I want to like this show. I've seen every episode so far but it still doesn't do it for me. I mean, there's some great talent involved (I especially love Tim Blake Nelson as Looking Glass) but it all feels like intentionally confusing nonsense. Plus, I get that the original comics had a political undercurrent, but it never felt so heavy-handed and awkward as it is here.

                                                        • CharlieBoi
                                                          CharlieBoi  2 months back

                                                          Bruh, who’s here after episode 7. This is the Best show I’be seen.

                                                          • Dominik Helms
                                                            Dominik Helms  1 months back

                                                            Couldn’t agree more! I’m obsessed and can’t stop rewatching all the episodes

                                                          • Mark Chadwick
                                                            Mark Chadwick  2 months back

                                                            Agree. I feel this is on par with Mr. Robot in terms of quality of writing and production.

                                                          • Martin Ferguson
                                                            Martin Ferguson  2 months back

                                                            Blown away man! I can't believe how good this is,,,,,,,

                                                            Till now I've had low expectations and while I've enjoyed it I've mainly been hoping they don't screw it up and not daring to hope for too much now my 14yr old self is fanboying hard 🤣 and daring to dream.

                                                        • Camilo Rodriguez
                                                          Camilo Rodriguez  2 months back

                                                          HBO's Watchmen are a pretty cool series. Perhaps too politically correct, which may feel a little awkward, but anyway, it's quite enjoyable to watch it. I recommend it if you like Watchmen, but not if you LOVE Watchmen.

                                                          • MintArcade
                                                            MintArcade  2 months back

                                                            Assuming the face of the smiley face is a watch face, the blood stain seem like a minute hand of a doomsday clock

                                                            • Vaughn mitchell
                                                              Vaughn mitchell  2 months back

                                                              Awesome. Alot of people do not know about the Tulsa Riots. It's not in any history books, the government did a real cover-up, I wish ancestors were still alive to sue the U.S. For the killings. Yes, they can be sued. The Tulsa, riots reopened, would open up a whole can of worms. They way the far-right, is acting buying all these guns, far-right nut cases found with grenade launchers, and semi automatic guns, it seems they are trying to enact history.

                                                              • RockerMike92
                                                                RockerMike92  2 months back

                                                                Laurie was forced to be retired it’s just that she was dating Manhattan and with him and her are together the government can’t touch them

                                                                • J. Jonah Jameson
                                                                  J. Jonah Jameson  2 months back

                                                                  Yeah but TV series is a big pile of trash wrapped together with a black sheet. So much wokeness that you want to stab your own eyes.

                                                                  • Derek Saenz
                                                                    Derek Saenz  2 months back

                                                                    One of their actual interesting videos in a while

                                                                    • Warren Zebon fan
                                                                      Warren Zebon fan  2 months back

                                                                      A Uber Woke victim hierarchy virtue pointing race baiting classic !

                                                                      • Warren Zebon fan
                                                                        Warren Zebon fan  2 months back

                                                                        J O lol ok Bieber

                                                                      • J O
                                                                        J O  2 months back

                                                                        Do you sob and cry in self pity ALL day? Or just most of it?

                                                                    • Fp Pro
                                                                      Fp Pro  2 months back

                                                                      The TV show should be called Wokeman. Done watching it.

                                                                      • Joe King
                                                                        Joe King  2 months back

                                                                        @Looking Glass Probably a Quartering fan 🤭

                                                                      • Looking Glass
                                                                        Looking Glass  2 months back

                                                                        @Joe King How can he answer when he clearly hasn't seen it and is just hating on it based on other snowflakes opinion of not even the series but episode 1

                                                                      • Joe King
                                                                        Joe King  2 months back

                                                                        Didn't answer his question. What makes it "woke"?

                                                                      • Fp Pro
                                                                        Fp Pro  2 months back

                                                                        @Odyssey Mack gotta be kidding, right?

                                                                      • Odyssey Mack
                                                                        Odyssey Mack  2 months back

                                                                        Fp Pro why? Wokeman

                                                                    • thandi Mhlambiso
                                                                      thandi Mhlambiso  2 months back

                                                                      whats the background sound to this commentary video?

                                                                      • ikdks
                                                                        ikdks  2 months back

                                                                        Could you imaging if a white character was looking for black criminals and said "I smell tar". When did ignorance become so chic?

                                                                        • Khiry Robinson
                                                                          Khiry Robinson  2 months back

                                                                          I imagine the people having issues with the show have trouble copping with reality as well. Cause for a fiction with giant telepath squids,masked vigilantes and a blue God like being it's amazing how much in common the universe shares with ours.

                                                                          • Darin Gregory
                                                                            Darin Gregory  2 months back

                                                                            Marla Gibbs says men are stronger woman. Turkey.

                                                                            • Len Xiang
                                                                              Len Xiang  2 months back

                                                                              The horrors of this country towards other cultures..... is this when America was great?
                                                                              Seem’s like when America was great.... was b4 it was discovered 😞

                                                                            • 0R1G1N3_109
                                                                              0R1G1N3_109  2 months back

                                                                              HBO Watchman is trash thanks to SJW bullshit.

                                                                            • Robert Diaz
                                                                              Robert Diaz  2 months back

                                                                              Those “heroes” are 100% fascists. Non of the reasons u gave is an excuse nor negates their fascist expression

                                                                              • Nevouti Jaspili
                                                                                Nevouti Jaspili  2 months back

                                                                                I fucking love the original watchmen but am quite happy with the spinoff show they made, not sure why it gets so much hate

                                                                                • Whitney Wright
                                                                                  Whitney Wright  2 months back

                                                                                  This was posted 3 days ago but somehow completely ignores how we know on no uncertain terms that Veidt's on a separate timeline and each time we see him another full year has passed. How Sway.