Watchmen Podcast Season 0 – Episode 2: Rorschach and The Comedian

On this episode of Watchmen Podcast Carolyn Wendy Vanessa, and Toni dive into discussion of two Watchmen series characters: Rorschach and the Comedian. Some of the topics will include what led Alan Moore to consider writing the comic series, a look into some of the original Charlton Comics characters that the Watchmen characters are based on and discussion of in-universe character biographies and morality.

Detailed breakdown:

  •         Background of what led to Watchmen
  •         Overview of Ditko’s Mr. A and The Question
  •         Rorschach overview
  •         Misinterpretation by comics fandom of Moore’s intent
  •         Speculation on how the show may adapt some themes
  •         DCU Question overview
  •         Rorschach character background
  •         Audience reception of The Comedian
  •         Comparing The Comedian and The Peacemaker
  •         Use of existentialism as a theme
  •         Rorschach vs The Comedian – compare and contrast
  •         Opinions on “Before Watchmen” comic series & Watchmen movie
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(Source: DC Universe, Watchmen Motion Comic)
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(Source: DC Universe, Watchmen Motion Comic)

LOGLINE: Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, WATCHMEN, from executive producer Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”; HBO’s “The Leftovers”) embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.

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