Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Today in Comics History: Dr. Manhattan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Panels from Watchmen #4 (December 1986); script by Alan Moore; pencils, inks and letters by Dave Gibbons; colors by John Higgins

Alan Moore, bearded devil that he is, does not provide us with the exact date and time in August 1959 that Jon Osterman goes from being a scientist to a big blue guy with a penis, which is why DC felt the need to publish 782 issues of Before Watchmen to let us know it was Thursday, August 20 at 1:15 PM. Poor guy missed Playhouse 90 that evening on CBS!

And now, a little Before Watchmen montage remembering that moment. Maestro J. Michael Straczynski, if you please?:

Panels from Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1-4 (October 2012-April 2013), script by J. Michael Straczynski, pencils and inks by Adam Hughes, colors by Laura Martin, letters by Steve Wands

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