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From the Phoenix archives: All things are Watchmen
Watchmen is that too rare work of popular entertainment, one that succeeds on many levels and that rewards your attention to every level it employs.
By M. HOWELL  |  March 04, 2009

Interview: Alan Moore, author of Watchmen

From the Boston Phoenix archives: the watchmaker speaks.
The winner of several "Best Comics Writer" awards on both sides of the Atlantic, he's best known in America as the author of the DC Comics series Swamp Thing and, of course, Watchmen.
By M. HOWELL  |  March 05, 2009

Review: Watchmen

As a reimagining of the past, Watchmen is at times jaw-dropping.
When Watchmen concentrates on violence, it comes alive. When it meanders into metaphysics, which it does frequently and at length, it loses its way.
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  March 06, 2009

Interview: Zack Snyder of Watchmen

Zack Snyder is a cheerful dude who's mounting one of the most perilous assaults on pop culture.
"Every movie I've made, starting with Dawn of the Dead, has been, like, death threats."
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 04, 2009

The Year of the Nerd

Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 24, 2008


The world in comics
This season, there are two best buys when it comes to bang for your comic-book buck.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 02, 2008

Steam dream

Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 19, 2008

Nerd noir

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ’s Black Dossier
This volume, the first published solely as a graphic novel, is the comic as fetish object.
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  December 03, 2007

Sooner or later?

Paul Greengrass on scheduling United 93
While interviewing Paul Greengrass, I was determined not to ask the question that has dogged United 93 like a tag line: “Is it too soon?” It didn’t matter; within five minutes he would ask it himself.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 26, 2006

Fawkes populi?

V for vacillation
Maybe all oppression runs pretty much the same course, but Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s 1981 graphic novel V for Vendetta sure seems prescient today.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2006

Less is Moore

Vendetta ’s perilous journey from comics to film
NEW YORK — Natalie Portman says she’s a big fan of V for Vendetta , the 1980s comic by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that is the source of her new movie.
By GARY SUSMAN  |  March 14, 2006

Politics as usual?

Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006

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