‘Watchmen’ for the Illiterate


Photo: Warner Premiere Motion Comics

In an effort to make sure people know what Watchmen is all about before the film is released next March, and to also ensure they get dumber and dumber Warner Premiere Motion Comics is making available installments of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel “Watchmen” in an animated/voice over fashion over on iTunes, easily the most damnable software program ever developed.

Gibbons takes credit for the illustrations as they are straight from the book, but Moore won’t even allow his name to be attached to an adaptation of his work being read word for word as Tom Stechschulte plays audio book with the novel reading both the male and female roles, a move that already has iTunes commentors and fanboy sites up in arms. Primarily because they must have had nothing else to complain about at the time.

Overall it’s not too bad, but considering it takes 25 minutes just to re-enact the first Chapter. I guarantee you guys that if you just ran out and picked up the novel for yourself it wouldn’t take nearly as long, it would be slightly rewarding to say you read something and you wouldn’t even have to worry about the male voice for the female characters.

I will say one thing though, if you don’t know how to read the words are also included, popping up as the character speaks “Sesame Street” style. It adds a sort of educational value to it all I would say.

However, I know that isn’t your style, so click here or the image above to download the first chapter while it’s free. There is no telling if the future 11 installments will also be free though, maybe this is the teaser to get you hooked.