(November 1987)

Warner Books, 1987 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
14.95 USD; 19.50 CAD
Pages
420
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Warner Books Publication
Brand
W Warner Books
ISBN
0-446-38689-8 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
070993014957 38689
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
bond paper
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Published in association with DC Comics Inc.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Watchmen / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
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John Higgins

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superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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?
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?
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?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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With Special Thanks (Table of Contents: 4)

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?
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins

Genre
superhero
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Keywords
button; Comedian's badge

At Midnight, All the Agents... (Table of Contents: 6)

Watchmen / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
John Higgins (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rorschach's journal. October 12th, 1985.
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Edward Blake [Comedian]; Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; Daniel Dreiberg [Nite Owl]; Adrian Veidt [Ozymandias]; Jon Osterman [Doctor Manhattan]; Laurie Juspeczyk [Silk Spectre]; Steven Fine; Joe Bourquin; Hollis Mason [Nite Owl]; Happy Harry; Steve; Derf
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Keywords
Bob Dylan; Keene Act; New York; Rorschach's journal

[Under the Hood, Chapters 1 and 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

Under the Hood / text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (illustrations)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We present here excerpts from Hollis Mason's autobiography, Under the Hood, leading up to the time when he became the masked adventurer, Nite Owl.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Denise; Moe Vernon; Hollis Mason; Fred Motz; Hollis Mason Senior; Hooded Justice; Lyantha Mason; Mrs. Mason; Beatrice Motz
Reprints
Keywords
Action Comics; New York; The Ride of the Valkyries; Wagner

Indexer Notes

A text story presented as the autobiography of the first Nite Owl, Hollis Mason.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins

Genre
superhero
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Keywords
clock

Indexer Notes

Clock at 11:49. In back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins

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superhero
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Keywords
rain; statue

Absent Friends (Table of Contents: 10)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, willya look at her? Pretty as a picture an' still keepin' her figure!
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Laurie Juspeczyk [Silk Spectre]; Sally Jupiter [Silk Spectre]; Jon Osterman [Doctor Manhattan]; Daniel Dreiberg [Nite Owl]; Adrian Veidt [Ozymandias]; Edward Blake [Comedian]; Hooded Justice; Captain Metropolis [Nelson Gardner]; Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; Edgar William Jacobi [Moloch]; Nite Owl [Holis Mason]; Mothman [Byron Lewis]; Silhouette [Ursula Zandt]; Dollar Bill [William Brady]; Janey Slater; Richard Nixon
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Indexer Notes

California; New York; Vietnam; Comedian's badge; button; Elvis Costello

[Under the Hood, Chapters III and IV] (Table of Contents: 11)

Under the Hood / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (illustrations)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Presented here are the excerpts from Under the Hood. In these next chapters Hollis Mason discusses the formation of the Minutemen.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Minutemen [Nite Owl [Hollis Mason]; Silhouette; Comedian [Eddie Blake]; Hooded Justice; Captain Metropolis [Nelson Gardner]; Silk Spectre [Sally Jupiter]; Dollar Bill [William Brady]; Mothman [Byron Lewis]]; Laurence Schexnayder; Moloch
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Keywords
New York; South Pacific

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins

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superhero
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Keywords
clock

Indexer Notes

Clock at 11:50. In back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins
Letters
Dave Gibbons

Genre
superhero
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Keywords
warning sign

The Judge of All the Earth (Table of Contents: 14)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
John Higgins (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Delirious, I saw that hell-bound ship's black sails against the yellow Indies sky, and knew again the stench of powder, and men's brains, and war.
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Daniel Dreiberg [Nite Owl]; Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; Adrian Veidt [Ozymandias]; Dr. Jonathan Osterman [Doctor Manhattan]; Laurie Juspeczyk [Silk Spectre]; Janey Slater; Doug Roth; Tina Price; Jim Weiss; Chuck; Bernard; Bernie; Richard Nixon; Henry Kissinger; Nite Owl [Holis Mason]; Forbes; Joey; Benny Anger
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Indexer Notes

New York; Tales of the Black Freighter; talk show; Arizona; Mars; warning sign; Bible; Genesis

Under the Hood, Chapter V (Table of Contents: 15)

Under the Hood / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (illustrations)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Presented here are the excerpts from Under the Hood. In this next chapter Hollis Mason discusses the traumas of the 1950s and the emergence of the new super-heroes.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sally Jupiter; Laurence Schexnayder; Hollis Mason [Nite Owl]; The Comedian [Eddie Blake]; Captain Metropolis; Hooded Justice; Dr. Manhattan; Ozymandias; Laurel Jane Juspeczyk; Mothman
Reprints
Keywords
McCarthy era; New York

Indexer Notes

A text story presented as the autobiography of the first Nite Owl, Hollis Mason.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins

Genre
superhero
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Keywords
clock

Indexer Notes

Clock at 11:51. In back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
John Higgins

Genre
superhero
Characters
Janey Slater (photo); Jonathan Osterman (photo)
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Keywords
Mars; photo

Watchmaker (Table of Contents: 18)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (credited)
Colors
John Higgins (credited)
Letters
Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The photograph is in my hand.
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Manhattan [Jon Osterman]; Silk Spectre [Laurie Juspeczyk]; Janey Slater; Wally Weaver; Milton Glass; Ozymandias [Adrian Veidt]; [Dan Dreiberg]; Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; The Comedian [Eddie Blake]; Captain Metropolis [Nelson Gardner]; Nite Owl [Hollis Mason]; Mothman [Byron Lewis]; Silk Spectre [Sally Jupiter]; Josef Osterman; Richard Nixon; John F. Kennedy; Moloch [Edgar Jacobi]; Doug Roth; Harvey Charles Furniss; Bubastis
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Keywords
Albert Einstein; Antarctica; Arizona; Karnak; Mars; New Jersey; New York; Saigon; Vietnam; White House

Dr. Manhattan: Super-Powers and the Super-Powers (Table of Contents: 19)

Watchmen / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
For those of us who delight in such things, the twentieth century has, in its unfolding, presented mankind with an array of behavioral paradoxes and moral conundrums hitherto unimagined and perhaps unimagible.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Manhattan [Jon Osterman]
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Indexer Notes

Text story presented as a article about Doctor Manhattan by Professor Milton Glass.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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John Higgins

Genre
superhero
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Keywords
clock

Indexer Notes

Clock at 11:52. In back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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John Higgins
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Dave Gibbons

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superhero
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newspaper; rain; symmetry

Fearful Symmetry (Table of Contents: 22)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hwuh...? H-hello? Who's there?
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; Laurie Juspeczyk [Silk Spectre]; Ozymandias [Adrian Veidt]; Nite Owl [Dan Dreiberg]; Moloch [Edgar Jacobi]; Joe Bourquin; Steven Fine; Bernard; Roy Victor Chess; Bernie; Joey
Reprints
Keywords
New York; Rorschach's journal; Tales of The Black Freighter; William Blake

Indexer Notes

Story is symmetrical with panels on fist page linked to panels on last page, and so on.

Treasury Island Treasury of Comics, Chapter 5: A Man on Fifteen Dead Men's Chests (Table of Contents: 23)

Watchmen / text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Moore
Pencils
Dave Gibbons (illustrations); Joe Orlando (credited) (illustration); ? (photograph)
Inks
Dave Gibbons (illustrations); Joe Orlando (credited) (illustration); ? (photograph)
Letters
Todd Klein (in illustration); typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The following is reprinted from chapter five of the Treasure Island Treasury of Comics (Flint Editions, New York, 1984) with permission of the author and publishers.
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Joe Orlando (photo); Blackbeard [Edward Teach]. Max Shea (fictious writer); Walt Feinberg (fictious artist)
Reprints
Keywords
Tales of the Black Freighter

Indexer Notes

Text story about the pirate comic book "Tales of the Black Freighter" that sometimes appears into the story. Includes photograph of Joe Orlando (circa 1953) in front of the EC offices.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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John Higgins

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superhero
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clock

Indexer Notes

Clock at 11:53. In back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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John Higgins

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superhero
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Keywords
Rorschach Test

The Abyss Gazes Also (Table of Contents: 26)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the notes of Dr. Malcolm Long, October 25th, 1985.
Feature Logo
Watchmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Malcolm Long; Rorschach [Walter Kovacs]; Sylvia Joanna Kovacs (flashback); Richie; Gloria Long; Deputy Warden; Nite Owl [Dan Dreiberg]; Comedian [Eddie Blake] (flashback); Silk Spectre [Laurie Juspeczyk]; Ozymandias [Adrian Veidt]; Doctor Manhattan [Jon Osterman]; Captain Metropolis [Nelson Gardner]; Janey Slater; Bernard; Bernie; Randy; Diana
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Keywords
Archie; Friedrich Nietzsche; Keene Act; Rorschach test

[Walter J. Kovacs Police File] (Table of Contents: 27)

Watchmen / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons; typeset

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New York Police Department
Genre
superhero
Characters
Walter Kovacs
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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John Higgins

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superhero
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clock

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Clock at 11:54. In back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?
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superhero
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A Brother to Dragons (Table of Contents: 30)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

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superhero
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Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas (Table of Contents: 31)

Watchmen / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited as Daniel Dreiberg)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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superhero
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"Reprinted from the Journal of the American Ornithological Society, Fall 1983"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?

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Clock at 11:55 (back cover)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?
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Dave Gibbons; typeset

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superhero
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Old Ghosts (Table of Contents: 34)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

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superhero
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New Frontiersman (Table of Contents: 35)

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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?

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Back cover. Clock at 11:56.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?
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The Darkness of Mere Being (Table of Contents: 38)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

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superhero
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[Sal's Scrapbook] (Table of Contents: 39)

Watchmen / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons; typeset

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superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?

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Back cover. Clock at 11:57.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?
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Dave Gibbons; typeset

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Two Riders Were Approaching... (Table of Contents: 42)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

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Veidt (Table of Contents: 43)

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Alan Moore
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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?

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Back cover. Clock at 11:58.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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Look on My Works, Ye Mighty... (Table of Contents: 46)

Watchmen / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

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superhero
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After the Masquerade: Superstyle and the Art of Humanoid Watching (Table of Contents: 47)

Watchmen / text story / 4 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited as Doug Roth)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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?

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Back cover. Clock at 11:59.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 49)

Watchmen / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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A Stronger Loving World (Table of Contents: 50)

Watchmen / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

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Alan Moore (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)
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John Higgins (credited)
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Dave Gibbons (credited)

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superhero
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

Watchmen / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Dave Gibbons
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Dave Gibbons
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Back cover. Clock at 12:00.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 52)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes. (Table of Contents: 53)

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Alan Moore
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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. With Special Thanks
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. At Midnight, All the Agents...
  8. 7. [Under the Hood, Chapters 1 and 2]
    Under the Hood
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Absent Friends
  12. 11. [Under the Hood, Chapters III and IV]
    Under the Hood
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. The Judge of All the Earth
  16. 15. Under the Hood, Chapter V
    Under the Hood
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Watchmaker
  20. 19. Dr. Manhattan: Super-Powers and the Super-Powers
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Fearful Symmetry
  24. 23. Treasury Island Treasury of Comics, Chapter 5: A Man on Fifteen Dead Men's Chests
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. The Abyss Gazes Also
  28. 27. [Walter J. Kovacs Police File]
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. A Brother to Dragons
  32. 31. Blood from the Shoulder of Pallas
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
  35. 34. Old Ghosts
  36. 35. New Frontiersman
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. The Darkness of Mere Being
  40. 39. [Sal's Scrapbook]
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. Two Riders Were Approaching...
  44. 43. Veidt
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. Look on My Works, Ye Mighty...
  48. 47. After the Masquerade: Superstyle and the Art of Humanoid Watching
  49. 48. [no title indexed]
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
  51. 50. A Stronger Loving World
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
  53. 52. [no title indexed]
  54. 53. Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes.
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
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