I have started to notice that there are some people who consider “Watchmen”, the original graphic novel, overrated.
Personally, I think it is awesome and still has importance and relevance today. Having said that, it isn’t flawless. When Rorschach tells his story involving the kidnapped girl, that apparently breaks the criminal psychologist. But considering his job is to listen to criminals tell these kinds of stories, Rorschach’s story shouldn’t be that surprising to him. Also, sexual violence is directly connected to the 2 most significant female characters and it isn’t executed all that great. Not awful, but for sure awkward looking back on it today. Also, the whole pirate comic within Watchmen doesn’t really have that much importance when you get right down to it.
Now, having said all that, I still think it is a must read and is still important and relevant. The best comic story ever? I’m not sure…I can certainly understand an argument for it. But I personally need to read more stories to figure out my own opinion regarding that.
But what are your thoughts regarding “Watchmen”? Do you think it is overrated or not?