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WATCHMEN POST!! Hi-res versions of the Limited edition Comic-Con posters; Article; Rorschach photos

Limited edition Comic-con posters
(click the link underneath each photo for the hi-res versions)

The Comedian (played by Izzie's boyfriend Denny)


Dr. Manhattan (played by Billy Crudup)
(full frontal, even if radioactive, still counts)

Nite Owl (played by Patrick Wilson)


Ozymandias (played by Matthew Goode)
~sexy can I~

Rorschach (played by Jackie Earle Haley)


Silk Spectre II (played by Malin Akerman)

aka Freakshow's wife from Harold & Kumar (lol)

Silk Spectre I (played by Carla Gugino)


From Publishers Weekly
DC Comics’s Watchmen Back to Press for 300,000 Copies

Riding a wave of interest and excitement over the new film adaptation of Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbon’s classic superhero graphic novel Watchmen, DC Comics is experiencing a boom in demand for the book, shipping more than 300,000 copies of the graphic novel in the two weeks since the release of the film’s trailer.

Watchmen was one of the centerpieces of the recent San Diego Comic-Con International with appearances by the director Zack Snyder, the cast and a full-scale model of Nite Owl’s Owlship from the book/movie. Originally published in 1986 as a 12 issue series and then released as a trade paperback collection, the book is considered the ultimate superhero graphic novel. The book is a perennial backlist bestseller and on a weekly basis is virtually always among Bookscan’s Top 50 bestselling graphic novels. But the interest and demand generated by the forthcoming film (not due to open until March 2009), not to mention having the Comic-Con as promotional platform, has generated incredible demand for the book.

I don’t think there’s record of a trailer moving books with this velocity,” says DC Comics president Paul Levitz. “Bookscan records Watchmen selling 10,000 copies in one week. We’ve put more than 300,000 copies in print in the last two weeks. That’s a pretty amazing record for a 21 year old book.” In 2007, the title sold about 100,000 copies.

Comic shop retailers have used Watchmen for the last 20 years to introduce graphic novels to curious new readers and they know it creates repeat buyers,” Levitz says. “They sell a copy of Watchmen to a consumer curious about all the fuss and that reader returns for a copy of V for Vendetta by the same author. We believe this book is significantly expanding the readership for graphic novels.”

For those of you thinking 10,000 copies sold in a week isn't a big deal: it might not be a lot compared to what HP/Twilight/etc sell, but it's huge for a graphic novel!


Photos of Rorschach unmasked! (sorry so low quality)

EDIT: I took the photos out so as not to spoil it for anyone, click the links to see them at your own discretion!

Edit 2: Earlier post with NEW Watchmen Video Journal #5 posted by mouseykins1

Edit: For those of you who haven't read Watchmen, or don't own it and want to re-read it, Read it online at the following link thanks to likegunfire

Adrian Veidt approves this post

dedicated to lay_of_luthien & mouseykins1 hai~

Source 1, 2, 3, 4


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