Top positive review
A cool ending.
Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
If I had to recommend a sequel to the original Watchmen, it would be this over the tepid and vapid HBO show. This series ups the ante and takes the story to some entertaining places, all while maintaining the signature multiplicity of being a Watchmen title. This was a cool collection that rewards longtime DC fans in the sense that you may find yourself thinking, “oh they incorporated that?” Even if those Easter eggs are only a few panels in length. I knocked a star off because of the tonal shift towards the end of the book. Mild spoilers: the ending feels like a love letter to Superman in a ham-fisted way. I enjoy Superman as a character and I won’t deny he’s the glue holding the DC Universe together, it just rubbed me the wrong way seeing as I came for a Watchmen story and that takes a backseat to discuss how amazing of a character Superman has become. Also, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it feels like this title sullies what Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons set out to communicate in Watchmen. Maybe it’s the embracing of that which was criticized, superhero-culture was the problem in watchmen and it seemed like this story aimed to have the message of leaning into superhero-culture, problems and all. Either way, it was a good story and I don’t regret reading it.