Monday, July 21, 2008

Dark Knights and Watchmen

This Thursday. July 31st, 2008...

That's the day the Missus and I were able to get someone to watch Jack so we could go out to see THE DARK KNIGHT. Calling it the most anticipated movie of 2008 is a vast understatement for both of us. Our geek hearts are ready to burst with the excitement. Although this may also be in part due to getting another evening out to act like adults (albeit adults who love comic book movies).

In the meantime, I've been reading plenty of Batman graphic novels to gear up for the film. Just finished the deluxe edition of The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, and the image below should clue you in to what I'm re-reading now:

Speaking of Alan Moore, supposedly attached to THE DARK KNIGHT is the long-awaited (and long feared) trailer to arguably the best graphic novel (superhero, anyway) of all time. Watchmen is one of those books that doesn't just elevate the genre, but transcends it. There's a reason this book made Time Magazine's 100 Best English Novels of the 20th Century, and if you're at all a fan of how comics are shaped and plotted now, you have books like this to thank. Along with Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns it literally changed the landscape of how mainstream comics worked.

Check out the WATCHMEN trailer by clicking on the image, and have a nice day!

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