Published on Nov 19, 2012
A murder takes place in New York City. "The Comedian," a former costumed crime fighter, was thrown out the window of a skyscraper. This event triggers an investigation that rounds up many of The Comedian's former superhero allies, who are now banned from carrying out any acts of "justice." Chapter 1 is the first in a 12-chapter saga that examines the nature of modern vigilantism, crime and the decay of many norms in society.
Watchmen is considered an instant classic, and a standard-bearer in the world of comics and graphics novels.