Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Watchmen is a graphic novel—a book-length comic book with ambitions above its station—starring a ragbag of bizarre, damaged, retired superheroes: the paunchy, melancholic Nite Owl; the raving doomsayer Rorschach; the blue, glowing, near-omnipotent, no-longer-human Doctor Manhattan. Though their heyday is past, these former crime-fighters are drawn back into action by the murder of a former teammate, The Comedian, which turns out to be the leading edge of a much wider, more disturbing conspiracy. Told with ruthless psychological realism, in fugal, overlapping plotlines and gorgeous, cinematic panels rich with repeating motifs, Watchmen is a heart-pounding, heartbreaking read and a watershed in the evolution of a young medium.—L.G.

- Time

The 405th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 20th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  3. - 55th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  4. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  5. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  7. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
by Alan Moore, WATCHMEN (paperback) Paperback 891687 $14.50 $6.00
Watchmen (11a edición) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1754629 $37.48 2020
Watchmen Hardcover 301093 $46.83 $2.87 2008
Watchmen Paperback 1159913 $14.94 2008
Watchmen Publisher: DC Comics Hardcover 3293609 $27.63 $23.14
Watchmen Paperback 1629488 $42.10 $2.16 1987
Watchmen (edición cartoné) (4a edición) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1407160 $44.08 2020
WATCHMEN - Tome 0 (French Edition) Paperback 1392433 $37.21 $58.95 2012
Watchmen Paperback 3260586 $32.20 $34.99 2008
Watchmen Kindle Edition 18191 $9.99 2011
Watchmen Hardcover 8710437 $75.00
Watchmen #10 Kindle Edition 2581245
Watchmen (Book Club Edition 1987) Hardcover 6787222 $26.99 $19.00
Watchmen - Tome 1 (Watchmen, 1) (French Edition) Paperback 1476634 $10.25 $11.00 2020
Watchmen: The Annotated Edition Hardcover 184530 $31.44 2017
Watchmen Collector's Edition Slipcase Set Hardcover 324736 $125.00 2016
Absolute Watchmen First Printing Hardcover 2681122 $173.56 $300.00
Watchmen, Complete Edition. Paperback 854837 $99.82 2000
Watchmen - Tome 2 (DC ORIGINALS) (French Edition) Paperback 1698143 $10.25 $11.00 2020
Watchmen Paperback 168853 $13.27 $2.37 1995
Watchmen (DC Modern Classics) Hardcover 1123068 $35.65 2018
Watchmen #10 Comic 590901 $24.99 $9.89 1987
Watchmen (10a edición) Paperback 3035701 $38.33 2019
Watchmen Companion (Watchmen Sourcebook) Hardcover 93516 $39.99 2019
Watchmen (2019 Edition) Kindle Edition 28 2019
Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition Kindle Edition 196136 $20.99 2013
Watchmen: International Edition Paperback 3264233 $7.80 $2.02 2014
Watchmen (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2044056 $30.00 2019
Watchmen: The Deluxe Edition Hardcover 13419 $22.09 $19.99 2013
Watchmen Paperback 2519 $8.15 $7.00 2014
Watchmen (2019 Edition) Paperback 387 $14.99 $10.99 2019
Watchmen: International Edition Lenticular Paperback 107124 $17.00 $19.60 2019
Watchmen (Absolute Edition) Hardcover 121739 $85.06 $75.46 2005
Watchmen *Signed* First Graphitti Design Edition Hardcover 2295666 $149.95 1987