Sequart’s Watchmen Book details

Sequart Research and Literacy Organization’s Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen is now available for order through comic shops (use Diamond order code AUG101288). The book, edited by Richard Bensam, is currently listed in the books section of August’s Previews catalogue (page 344) and is set to hit stores in late October.

Minutes to Midnight offers 12 concise essays that examine the legendary graphic novel from varied, sometimes surprising viewpoints:

• Reassembling the Components in the Correct Sequence: Why You Shouldn’t Read Watchmen First, by Walter Hudsick

• Bringing Light to the World: Watchmen from Hiroshima to Manhattan, by Peter Sanderson

• The End Is Nigh: The Limits of Watchmen, by Geoff Klock

• The Smartest Man in the Morgue: Watchmen and “Twelve Notes on the Mystery Story,” by Chad Nevett

• Somebody Has to Save the World: Captain Metropolis and Role Playing Watchmen, by Tim Callahan

• 58 Varieties: Watchmen and Revisionism, Julian Darius

• Some Different Sort of Time: Watchmen as Cinema, by Patrick Meaney

• At Play Amidst the Strangeness and Charm: Watchmen and the Philosophy of Science, by William Ritchie

• The Last Laugh: Understanding Watchmen‘s Big Joke, by John Loyd

• How the Ghost of You Clings: Watchmen and Music, by Mary Borsellino

• Blotting Out Reality: Questioning Rorschach, by Gene Phillips

• Nothing Ever Ends: Structural Symmetries in Watchmen, by Jon Cormie

Sequart feel no Watchmen fan or comics scholar should go without this critical analysis of the greatest graphic novel of all time. Orders should be placed with your comic shop before the end of August.

 • Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen: use Diamond order code AUG101288 in Previews

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

One thought on “Sequart’s Watchmen Book details

  • August 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I just spent this past weekend going through a friend’s copy of the “Absolute” collection. Reading Moore’s original proposal and seeing early notes from Gibbons- that was the best part (along with recoloring work from the incomparable Higgins). But this…I had heard nothing about. Sounds right up my alley!

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