FYMP Podcast #28 – Who Watches the Watchmen?

In this episode Matt’s back! And just in time for a conversation about the most well-received graphic novel of all time: Watchmen. After a quick fiction catch up, we discuss the original Watchmen comic, it’s various spin offs and adaptations (including the upcoming HBO series), and try to figure out why adaptations and additions to the original have had such a hard time capturing what made the original so special. We also recommend some of our favorite recent comics, books, and movies and are briefly visited by 2 of Matt’s daughters 🙂

Timestamp Recap
(02:25) Fiction catch-up with Matt
(20:54) The Watchmen adaptation conundrum
(27:22) The morality of Watchmen
(32:33) Complexity and the Tao of Snyder
(42:49) Watchmen on TV

Stories Discussed
Movies – Martyrs, The Endless, Watchmen
Creators – Ivan Brandon, Nic Klein , Alan Moore, Kurt Busiek, Zack Snyder, Damon Lindelof
Books – The Bear and the Nightingale
Comics – Lucifer, Prophet, Drifter, Watchmen, Astro City, Invincible, Before Watchmen, Doomsday Clock
TV – Watchmen, The Leftovers, Lost

Dis/Honorable Mention
Creators – Fyodor Dostoevsky, Katherine Arden, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore
Movies – From Hell
Comics – MiracleMan, From Hell
TV – Maniac, The Good Place, Mad Men
Books – A Wild Sheep Chase, Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl in the Tower

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