Study Guide

Watchmen Tough-o-Meter

By Alan Moore

Tough-o-Meter

(6) Tree Line

It all boils down to Alan Moore’s beard and his dragon-skull rings. Does this man look capable of writing light, breezy, summery stuff?

Watchmen is a far cry from the funny pages, no disrespect to Peanuts and the late, great Charles M. Schulz. Instead, imagine twelve separate comic books ripped up and reassembled by one mad genius cryptographer. Good luck.