Bensam, Richard (Hg.): Minutes to Midnight. Twelve Essays on Watchmen. (Sequart Journal, 6.) Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2010. (171 S.)
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Keywords: "Watchmen", Collection of essays, Gibbons. Dave, Moore. Alan, United Kingdom
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
It’s 1986. The first issue of Watchmen appears. The comics medium is changed forever.
It’s 2005. Watchmen is selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 Greatest English Language Novels from 1923 to the Present.
It’s 2009. A film adaptation of Watchmen is released.
It’s today. A quarter century since its original publication Watchmen is more popular than ever.
Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen examines Watchmen from a variety of perspectives to uncover surprising answers to many questions. What does it reveal about the history of scientific theory? How is the atom bombing of Hiroshima refracted through its pages? Does Watchmen’s murder mystery measure up to the standards of Raymond Chandler? Is the depiction of Rorschach an unfair caricature of the philosophy of Steve Ditko? Where are the secrets of Captain Metropolis and the Minutemen revealed? Was the Comedian right all along? Who shouldn’t read Watchmen? What are the limits of Watchmen and do they extend beyond a major motion picture?
Table of Contents
Richard Bensam: Obsolete Models a Specialty: An Introduction (1)
Walter Hudsick: Reassembling the Components in the Correct Sequence: Why You Shouldn’t Read Watchmen First (8)
Mary Borsellino: How the Ghost of You Clings: Watchmen and Music (24)
Chad Nevett: The Smartest Man in the Morgue: Watchmen and “Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story” (38)
William Ritchie: At Play Amidst the Strangeness and Charm: Watchmen and the Philosophy of Science (52)
Gene Phillips: Blotting out Reality: Questioning Rorschach (64)
John Loyd: The Last Laugh: Understanding Watchmen’s Big Joke (74)
Jon Cormier: Nothing Ever Ends: Structural Symmetries in Watchmen (85)
Julian Darius: 58 Varieties: Watchmen and Revisionism (97)
Peter Sanderson: Bringing Light to the World: Watchmen from Hiroshima to Manhattan (109)
Timothy Callahan: Somebody Has to Save the World: Captain Metropolis and Role-Playing Watchmen (132)
Geoff Klock: The End is Nigh: The Limits of Watchmen (147)
Patrick Meaney: Some Different Sort of Time: Watchmen as Cinema (157)
A Fellowship of Legendary Beings: About the Contributors (169)
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