For fans and comic book purists the 1986 Watchmen limited series would be a seminal and go to work that opened the doors for a darker and more dystopian take on the superhero genre. Zack Snyder’s well received 2009 movie adaptation got many
Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen, edited by Richard Bensam,examines Watchmen from a variety of perspectives to uncover surprising answers to many questions. What does it reveal about the history of scientific theory? How is the atom bombing of Hiroshima refracted through its pages?