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
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.