Rorschach’s Journal. 2021. The 35th anniversary of writer Alan Moore’s sensational, highly-influential and stunning 12-issue magnum opus, Watchmen rolls on, ever-present in the face of an unfolding mystery.
To continue the 35th anniversary Read-Along for the Comic of Comics, the @JusticeLeagueBookClub (run by myself) and the @DCHistoryClub (run by @msgtv and @TurokSonOfStone1950) will provide a fun analysis of each issue on a weekly basis, with my contributions coming from the odd-numbered issues, while DC History looks at the even-numbered issues.
How this Read-Along works :
Watchmen is NOT available on DC Universe Infinite. To participate in the Read-Along, you’ll need to have your own copies of Watchmen (be they the single issues or a collected edition) at the ready to read along with as we move from issue to issue, week after week.
Discussions will be posted on a weekly basis, with each discussion focusing on one issue. If you should run late, fear not good reader, as you are welcome to chime in on a particular week’s discussion at any time. Afterall, this is a 24/7 anniversary party.
Onto the good stuff, good reader:
- Watchmen #5
If you should need a copy on the fly, the issue is available at Comixology, while the collected edition of Watchmen is also available at Comixology, as well as on Hoopla.
Between raw eggs and cold beans, just what is the deal with Rorschach’s dietary choices? Cook something for a change, Walter!
The comic within the comic adventure of Tales of the Black Freighter continues in this issue. Do you feel it mirrors any particular events in the issue, or the series as it exists up to this point?
“Everything evens out, eventually. Everything balances.” Does it though, especially for what happened to Rorschach in this issue and what may (no spoilers for the new fish in the audience) happen in #6?
Anything else that comes to mind.
That’s Rorschach’s journal entry for this week. Put on your best fedora and belt out “My face! Give it back!” at an apropos moment as you enjoy Watchmen #5, good reader.