The infamous WATCHMEN character Oyzmandias was named after the protagonist in an 1818 sonnet by English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Yet for years, fans have debated the correct pronunciation of his name: is it Ozymandias or Ozymandias?
The S shield. The bat symbol. A Green Lantern’s ring. All of these iconic stamps symbolize who the characters they belong to are and what they represent.
Fans of the original WATCHMEN are more than familiar with the classic smiley-face pin that belongs to the infamous Comedian. Who could forget the iconic spattering of the character’s blood across the pin in the book’s opening scene?
But how did the Comedian get this smiley pin? What’s the sentimental value it holds that causes him to keep it on him at all times?
Just in time for the start of BEFORE WATCHMEN next week, now you can revisit the series that started it all by downloading all 12 original issues of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s groundbreaking classic WATCHMEN, available for $1.99 each.
WATCHMEN, the comic book series that changed the game, is now available for download through the DC Comics app or online at www.readdcentertainment.com. Pick up issues #1–12 now and get ready to re-live all the excitement of the original comic book event like never before.
During a C2E2 panel today moderated by Geoff Johns, DC Collectibles revealed an exciting line-up of new products, including a new Dr. Manhattan BEFORE WATCHMEN statue, an all-new We Can Be Heroes 7-pack action figure set featuring the DC Comics – The New 52 action figures, and variant busts from The Dark Knight Rises product line.