DC will kick of the line with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ masterful deconstruction of the superhero genre. Watchmen DC Modern Classics Edition draws from Cold War-era U.S. history and classic Charlton Comics properties to tell a tale that starts as a murder mystery and evolves into a world-altering conspiracy. The 392-page edition will be in stores on November 14.
Both stories have had a profound impact on comics and pop culture and remain solid sellers (see “Top 500 Graphic Novels--April 2018”). Watchmen has spawned several comics spinoffs and been adapted for film. The property is the basis for a new series on HBO from Damon Lindelof (see “Lindelof Talks 'Watchmen,' No Sugar For 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' At Starz, Dreamworks And Netflix Get 'Fast & Furious'").