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In a world where costumed crime fighters have been outlawed, the sudden grim murder of an ex superhero named The Comedian triggers the return of his former allies. Watchmen Motion Comics may contain mature material some viewers might not find suitable.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter One||A murder takes place in New York City. "The Comedian," a former costumed crime fighter, was thrown out the window of a skyscraper. This event triggers an investigation that rounds up many of The Comedian's former superhero allies, who are now banned from carrying out any acts of "justice." Chapter 1 is the first in a 12-chapter saga that examines the nature of modern vigilantism, crime and the decay of many norms in society. Watchmen is considered an instant classic, and a standard-bearer in the world of comics and graphics novels.||25:11||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Two||Against the backdrop of The Comedian's funeral, Silk Spectre recalls her horrific assault at the hands of the Comedian, while Nite Owl and Doctor Manhattan recall their own experiences that reveal him to have been a larger-than-life enigma: a hero and a villain in one costume.||29:25||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Three||As the world braces for what could be a doomsday scenario between the United States and Russia, Laurie leaves Dr. Manhattan and goes to Dan for consoling. Meanwhile, the national media puts Dr. Manhattan under scrutiny, linking him to a rash of cancer deaths, and forcing him to escape to the planet Mars.||25:07||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Four||During his self-exile on Mars, Dr. Manhattan recalls his youth as Jon Osterman, son of a Brooklyn watchmaker who becomes a nuclear researcher at Princeton University in the late 1950s. But a terrible accident in the atomic labs turns Osterman into a radioactive âsuper creature,â causing him to sacrifice some of his human relationships, including his first love. He soon joins the vigilante group, The Minutemen, created to combat forces at work in the Cold War, and adopts the name, âDr. Manhattan.â||29:40||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Five||Rorschach continues his investigation into the murder of The Comedian, paying a visit to a now-aging Moloch, once The Comedians most bitter enemy. Meanwhile, police investigators trace clues of their own as another former costumed hero, Ozymandias, is attacked and almost killed. Rorschach is further convinced someone is out to kill them all. As he tries to prove his point, he is caught by the police during a stake out and has his face revealed for the first time.||24:50||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Six||As the world seems to be plummeting closer to World War III, Rorchachs brutal backstory is unveiled as he undergoes psycho therapy while incarcerated at the New York State Psychiatric Hospital.||29:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Seven||Laurie and Dan grow closer together as evidence mounts that their former colleagues are being targeted for murder. Frustrated by the unchecked threats, Dan becomes Nite Owl again and flies the Owl Ship for the first time in decades, with Laurie at his side, and winds up rescuing hundreds from an out-of-control tenement fire. Invigorated by this act of heroism, Dan professes his love for Laurie.||25:52||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Eight||It's Halloween, and Laurie and Dan start to put together pieces of a puzzle that points to a possible conspiracy when it comes to killing the former superheroes. They realize they need Rorschach and his knowledge, and carry out a massive jail breaks to spring him from his cell. When they return to Dan's apartment, they discover Dr. Manhattan has returned from Mars and he promptly disappears, taking Laurie with him.||24:43||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Nine||Dr. Manhattan takes Laurie to Mars, and embarks on a journey back through time, reliving the events of Laurie's past in order to find clues about the nature of humanity and how he might be able to affect the turmoil that is choking the world.||27:41||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Ten||Rorschach and Dan, now fully disguised as Nite Owl, suspect that the hunting down of former costumed vigilantes may have been conspired by one of their own. They sneak into Adrian Veidt's offices and discover what may be a conspiracy of far reaching proportions. To confirm their findings, they must confront Adrian their former colleague Ozymandias and have to travel to his Antarctic retreat to find him.||26:51||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Eleven||As Adrian Veidt waits in Antartica for the arrival of Nite Owl and Rorschach, he remembers his life and what led him to the decisions that have now changed the world and put him at odds with his colleagues. Before Nite Owl and Rorschach can stop him, Adrian puts into motion a frightening chain of events that will either save the world… or destroy it.||28:27||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoChapter Twelve||Adrian's plan works, but to horrifying and deadly consequences. Now the last of the costumed heroes must figure out how to carry on, and what the best hope for the world is in the aftermath of a giant catastrophe.||27:36||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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An exciting new avenue to enjoy source material
This piece is very beautifully crafted; from the clarity of the art (considering the printing quality of the period) to the presentation of the dialog/ narrative captions. As a consumer, I think this an ingenious vehicle for delivering these stories untainted. I look forward to enjoying in the future. Imagine if before the next Batman installment, definitive stories such as 'The Long Halloween' or even 'Hush' were brought to life using the same technique. Nolan's series draws from so many pieces of material that getting viewers to "read" them can become a daunting task. Since the delivery uses assets that have already been drawn, the biggest improvement that I would love to see is adding top-notch voice acting. The narrator casted many of the male characters quite nicely, but it still feels too much like an audiobook. Expanding the cast to even include a similarly diverse actress would alleviate the issues that many users had with this installment. Truth be told, I am more excited for the next installment of this than I am for Snyder's movie itself. I enjoyed it much more than 'Gotham Knight' and even 'The New Frontier'; which was adapted so heavily that it might as well have been a feature. In fact, I would have much rather payed $1.99 an episode for 'The New Frontier' transformed just like Watchmen, even $3.99 is it used AAA voice acting talent. In closing, Warner Bros; TRANSFORM EVERY PRESTIGE FORMAT SERIES YOU CONTROL! These motion comic books are a subgenre that if geared toward the Web 2.0 generation of your adult fanbase, will extend the shelf life of your most captivating series, while allowing die hard continutity fanatics to enjoy the source material unabridged; engaging newcomers as they bear witness. *Note; I had 30 people watching this episode over my shoulder this evening at a screening of The Dark Knight. A man went to his car and grabbed a set of Walkman speakers so the rest of them could hear it. After watching the Trailer for the Watchment film (and TDK itself) the group unanimously agreed that they are more excited for episode 2 than the film itself.
Five Stars? Is This A Masterpiece When Seperated from the Comic?
It takes gall to find a work so tied to the medium it was produced in and then rip it out mercilessly. However, that's exactly the kind of gall we're seeing with this new Watchmen related media blitz - the trailer, and now this "TV Series" of animated comics panels. Is this a good thing? Does it, and by extention WE, lose out for not having all the supplemental material present in the collected story? Does it lose all of it's meta-textual commentary by being removed from the printed page and made portable and pixelated? Or does the story and experience gain something through voice-over and animation? It's currently unclear. That being said, this whole endevour interesting, and it's a new way to experience one of the best stories of the last 25 years, and it's FREE. Do yourself a favor and download this.