Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition is a popular comic-book series, which is set in the 1980s. The readers will see that superheroes have played a major role in altering the outcomes of events that have actually taken place in history. In 1985, a man named Edward Blake gets murdered in New York City. The police start investigating, but find no leads. So Rorschach, a superhero vigilante, decides to get to the bottom of the case. He soon discovers that Blake was in fact The Comedian, a superhero who worked for the American government. Rorschach eventually realises that someone is planning to kill off all the superheroes.
Doctor Manhattan, another US Government sanctioned superhero, is falsely accused of killing Blake. Manhattan decides to exile himself to Mars, but this leads to a lot of political turmoil on earth. On the other hand, Rorschach gets framed for killing a supervillain named Moloch. So he decides to meet Veidt, who was once the superhero Ozymandias. The brilliant animations of Watchmen demonstrates to readers how Veidt plans to execute a hoax extraterrestrial attack on New York City, in order to unite America and the Soviet Union.
Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition, published by DC Comics in 2013, is available in hardcover.
- Watchmen was on TIMEŸ??s list of the 100 Best English language novels published since 1923.
- It received a Hugo Award in 1988, and was on Entertainment WeeklyŸ??s 2008 list of the best 50 novels printed in the last 25 years.
- The comic series has been adapted into a feature film and a video game.