28 Comments Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Watchmen: The Saturday Morning Cartoon
Check out this genius throwback version of Alan Moore’s men-in-tights epic.
As excited as I amâ€”and have been for over a year nowâ€”about Watchmen, Iâ€™m absolutely grateful that this thing will finally hit theaters tomorrow. Even a loving fan such as myself can only take so much pre-release hoopla. Literally every blog or movie news site Iâ€™ve visited over the last three-or-so months has posted an average of three Watchmen-related items per day, and it was beginning to make my head spin and sympathize with the comic bookâ€™s author, and known detester of this new flick, Alan Moore. As in, prepared to pick him up in my rundown â€™88 Buick Le Sabre, head to Walmart, and go gun-shopping, allowing him to pick whatever firearm he desires. On my coin.
Shit, itâ€™s gotten to the point where I visit Nah Right and expect to see a new Max B mixtape called Got On My Diamond Watch-men, cover art featuring Max B in full Rorschach costume, which would send me into convulsions, Iâ€™m sure.
Every now and then, however, random online digging (this time on Youtube) will reveal brilliant pieces of gold such as the following, a mock throwback Saturday morning cartoon Watchmen sendup. Welcome exceptions to the rule. Itâ€™s the genius work of a guy named Harry Partridge, and itâ€™s magical. If youâ€™re familiar with the comic, youâ€™ll especially appreciate the small details.
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