8 Things You May Have Missed About DC's Watchmen

We could've had a very different comic book.

Watchmen Charlton Characters
DC Comics

Whether you're a comic book fan or not, it really isn't difficult to appreciate Watchmen.

Commonly cited as one of the most influential works of the 20th Century, you'd struggle to find a comic book more revered and indeed lauded than Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1986 classic. And for good reason too; Moore's timeless dissection of Cold War paranoia remains one of the finest literary works of all time, and provided the medium with a cultural salience that, quite noticeably, it has since failed to reclaim.

Moore's work has given rise to plenty of imitators over the years, and while he may lament the slew of merchandising that has since followed in its wake, it's mightily impressive that the book still manages to capture the conscience of so many of its readers across so many different mediums; even if all them happen to misunderstand Rorschach, but y’know. It’s cool nonetheless.

But what about the stuff people don’t know about the book? With so many twists and turns in the path to its creation, and indeed with the license itself today, there’s a lot out there that you may have missed. And, while we may not know who watches the Watchmen, we do know who watches (reads) everything about them.

This guy.

Comics Editor
Comics Editor

WhatCulture's very own Comics Editor. Cats, comic books and spaghetti westerns are my thing. Rants about stuff @EwanRuinsThings