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We just gave away the 12 episode adaptation on DVD

By Rob M. Worley     March 09, 2009
Source: Mania

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You've pondered the question, "Who Watches the Watchmen?"

You've talked with your fellow Maniacs about Reading the Watchmen.

Now comes your chance to Watch and Read 'Watchmen' at the same time. In video stores March 3rd comes:

'Watchmen: The Motion Comic'


Here's what Warner Home Video says about it:

The most celebrated graphic novel of all time that broke the conventional mold continues to break new ground WATCHMEN illustrator Dave Gibbons oversees this digital version of the graphic novel that adds limited motion, voice and sound to the book's strikingly drawn panels. All 12 chapters of the story are here nearly 5 hours spanning everything from the mysterious demise of the Comedian to the crisscrossed destinies of loosely allied superheroes to their fateful impact on the world.

Be in the know. Be watching. With Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic.

But you don't have to take their word for it. Mania's own Bob Trate tells you all about the Motion Comic in his DVD Shopping Bag column today!

Previously available on iTunes, the episodes are now collected on DVD and Blu-Ray.

And has one copy ready to hand out to you, dear Maniacs.

How do you win?

Imagine you live in the World of Watchmen. Create a secret identity for yourself and hit the streets as a costumed vigilante. Tell us the name of your character, the location you'll be prowling and describe your costume for us.

Post your answer in the comments below.

We'll give everyone one week to jump in then we'll choose one winner at random. The winner will be announced here on March 10th  and notified via private message on the message boards.

Be sure to check our CONTEST AREA for more chances to win free stuff!


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AMiSHPiRATE 3/3/2009 6:02:16 AM

 I'd disguise myself as the Mennonite Monk and patrol the Antarctic looking for secret lairs.  I'd wear all black and shave my head.

Knightsong 3/3/2009 7:10:54 AM

I would be the Gadgeteer III, descending from the legacy of the first two. The first aiding the government durring War War II, and the second who died tradgically in Vietnam.  As the third Gadgeteer, I would take my fight wherever the government felt I was needed; and when not needed elsewhere in the world, I would ensure the safety of democracy by patrol the streets of Washington D.C. My outfit would consist of a Military Long Coat, full body armor, a face concealing helmet that housed many listening and seeing devices, and of course a wide array of gadgets on my utility belt.

OmegaDean 3/3/2009 7:49:55 AM

I'd prowl the streets of Chicago in my Guise of Logik.  My costume would consist of  black and grey leather out fit.  The pants and jacket wouldbe plated with kevlar or some super science material which allowed flexiabilty.  I'd Ride a suped up Harley with a bafflers to make it run almost silent. and the bike would be geared up with both offense and defensive gadgets.  To include a speed booster, taser guns, caltrops, smoke and oil.  Other items are optional like retractable tire spike for snow and ice operations a ski on the front to make more like a snow mobil.   My signature dark sun glasses, which carry a full optical suite and my polymere batons that many a villian has taken a beating from.  Master of various martial arts and highly analytical mind Logik is force the under world doesn't want to mess with.

Notable Quote:" You see when you apply the Logic of the Street to the situation, the answer is simple."

tomato 3/3/2009 9:19:17 AM

 I would be called the Avatar, searching the internets high and low for inappropriate and/or offensive representative icon creations deemed unsuitable for the information superhighway.  My base of operations would mainly be on XBL, PSN, and occasionally the Wii.  My costume would consist of whatever I was wearing at the time, and I would need an abundant supply of snacks to keep my strength up in my quest for internet justice :P

RAd 3/3/2009 9:54:22 AM

I'll be the Divine Dilemma. I'll be dressed as a priest wearing a face mask similar to the one worn by the first X-Men roster. I'm stationed at the confession booth by day and keeping the streets of Daly City safe at night.

SaintDemon 3/3/2009 10:09:29 AM

My characters identity like that of my avatar would be Saint Demon. During the day I would be found clad in a durable silver colored bodysuite/armor. I would prowl the parts of the city where even the cops fear to venture. I would strike fear into the hearts of those people with devilish intentions. To the people I protect I would be a saint, swinging or dropping in to beat up the bad guy before sending them off to jail. However, by night I switch to black colored bodysuite/armor. The helmet of this armor would have horns coming out of it and teeth etched into its dark face plate. To those who fear me I would be a demon by being both judge, jury, and executioner. The crime that one commits decides whether or not there life ends then or later. My main weapon would be concealed blades on my arms and a sword on my back. I would have a grappling device loaded into my arms for a quick escape.

hanso 3/3/2009 4:10:53 PM

Name of Character: Hanso

Location: Streets of Washington DC. I ain't talkin about the National Mall either, I'm talkin about South East, North EAst DC. Main place of business would be in Anacostia, which is were I would also reside.

Custome: No weapons, I just beat bitches down with my fists. No mask, no make up. I would just dress like a hobo and have scars in my face, sort of like the Crow's make up only just scars instead of the black lines.


Now, when can I expect my copy? 

gwarlockvance 3/3/2009 11:41:30 PM

Hero name: ZEPHYR

Abilities: a small device which allows me to ionize the air to create violent winds and to draw down lightning.

Costume: Midnight blue, thick leather lined with chainmail, domino eye-mask (glued on), heavy cloak allowing me to glide short distances (aided by manufactured wind), rubberized gloves and boots for weather protection AND to minimize the risk of electroshock.

Weapons: throwing knives.

I imagine this character as a complement to either the original MINUTEMEN or to the WATCHMEN.  The ZEPHYR would rarely speak (if at all) and like his Old Time Radio predecessor, the SHADOW, his silence and ability to fade into the background would spook criminals.


gauleyboy420 3/4/2009 12:21:55 AM

HOLY SHIT, ANACOSTIA!? personally I'd let Hanso win, except that I wanna try to win.

My characters name is PunchDrunk,

I only have powers when I'm drunk and those powers are that I can't feel pain. This power enables me to tackle the worst kinds of foes, take a beatdown and keep coming at them till they're down.

I wear beer goggles, and a leather helmet, and jacket. Because although I can't feel pain, I can get hurt BADLY, so I need some protection, but I'm on a budget. I wear cargo pants, to carry extra beer, and Heavy duty hiking boot to really kick the SH*T out of criminals. and to hike home to my hideout, which is hidden in nearby Forest Park. (a huge city park near my city )

I patrol Portland, OR. Taking on the worst offenders keeping the streets clean, from gangs, and evil strippers.

Then I wake up and wonder what the F*CK I did last night on my drunken bender. Was it all a dream, do I have a superhero identity, or am I just a crazy drunk? The worl may never know, but at least the crime rate is dropping.


AndrewJ 3/4/2009 12:59:17 AM

A-ha! I'd be the one and only, the awesome, Time Wizard, tirelessly patrolling the volatile timestream and ensuring timely justice to victims; anywhere, anytime. My actual costume will not matter, for I will always be visible to people garbed in clothes appropriate for their era. Good deed done, I'll disappear quicker than someone can ask me the time!

P.S. Of course, first things first. I'm gonna pop right over and catch the premiere of the Watchmen. See you all in a bit!

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