Dr. Manhattan And The Electric Mayhem

Watchmen comes out a week from today, mother bitches! I actually haven’t read any of the reviews. I really want to go into this movie with a completely objective view. I will be visiting family on March 6th, so I won’t be able to attend the premiere with the HE crew, but I will try to see it on opening day. They usually go to the super fun midnight showings that us procreators aren’t allowed to attend, so it wouldn’t have worked out any way.

What are your premiere plans? Are you reading the early reviews? Are you worried it might suck? Get your ass to the comments!

I should note that the “Josh Dies” tag was applied to this comic because in the probable panel 5 Josh kills himself.  A life without junk is no life at all.

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  1. No! No! He can just use his powers to make a new one right?

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    • I'm pretty sure his powers only allow him to manipulate matter into bacon form. So yes, but…

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      • Mmm… Bacon… wait…

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      • So the scene where he's creating duplicates of himself while in bed with Laurie…

        "mmm…oh, Jon, licking your finger is so…salty?"

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      • He could make a new penis out of bacon! Gives whole new meaning to "porking"

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  2. The Next comic should be a Follow-up where we see Josh re-creating famous scenes from the comic book. (A gay Silk Spectre Kiss Scene?)
    Anyways, awesome Comic!

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    • Now I think it's pretty much a moral imperative to get Joel into the Nite Owl costume.

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  3. Really? A "josh dies" tag for this one? I guess he's dead as a man if he lost his bear tickler, but he looks pretty much alive and… blue.

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  4. Panel-two, Joel's Sleazy Martini eyes. Heavens!

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  5. check out the updated post for the explanation.

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    • Ohhhhh… I see.

      My life makes sense again. Or at least as much sense as it made before reading the comic.

      Great job, as always.

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  6. you are correct sir. clearly this is a case for suicide

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  7. I'd like to see a follow up with Joel as Nite Owl and Eli as either the Comedian or Silk Spectre… I'll bet he looks good in tights

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    • "I'd like to see a follow up with Joel as Nite Owl "

      See? I'm not the only one! Make this happen, you Fancy Bastard!

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      • Aye, an entire Watchmen-themed trilogy of the three of you becoming masked vigilantes and putting together a plan to stop Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer getting all the world to unite under Microsoft by unleashing a huge Apple monster on New York!
        I have a horrible feeling that that comic (or something very much like it) has already happened…

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  8. I've been having little fangasms about Watchmen for weeks now. Every time I see a commercial, every time a bus goes by with one of those beautiful long panel posters I get all giddy and have to jump up and down a little bit.

    I've been typing "CANNOT.WAIT" and "OMGYAY!" an awful lot, too.

    I will be at one of those midnight showings. On IMAX. That last bit was not my choice. I actually would prefer to see this one first on a regular screen, since IMAX tends to give me a headache and I think there's gonna be some fast motion scenes in this one where I don't want to miss a damn pixel.

    OMGYAY! CANNOT.WAIT.

    Also, I'm afraid of what the actual look on Joel's face in that last panel might be (haunted? omgwtf? i-totally-called-that-happening?), so I'm kind of glad he's facing away from us.

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    • Haha! Fangasms! *yoink*

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  9. I've been having little fangasms about Watchmen for weeks now. Every time I see a commercial, every time a bus goes by with one of those beautiful long panel posters I get all giddy and have to jump up and down a little bit.

    I've been typing "CANNOT.WAIT" and "OMGYAY!" an awful lot, too.

    I will be at one of those midnight showings. On IMAX. That last bit was not my choice. I actually would prefer to see this one first on a regular screen, since IMAX tends to give me a headache and I think there's gonna be some fast motion scenes in this one where I don't want to miss a damn pixel.

    OMGOMGOMG! CANNOT.WAIT.

    Also, I'm afraid of what the actual look on Joel's face in that last panel might be (haunted? omgwtf? i-totally-called-that-happening?), so I'm kind of glad he's facing away from us.

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  10. Man great artwork in this one. I second the OMGOMGOMG! CANNOT. WAIT.

    I always suspected Gatorade was radioactive. Its got what plants crave.

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  11. Josh just needs a white hat and he could be Pappa Smurf.

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  12. i don't know. in fantasy tales, for example in george r.r. martin's song of fire & ice series, the neuters don't kill themselves or become mega-depressed. instead it's sort of like a dog getting spayed. they just tone it down and generally behave better. which gives us women the idea that it's not altogether a bad thing. i mean, women lose their breasts sometimes in breast cancer situations. yeah, it's a tragedy, but they go on. right? not so chilled out as the neutered men, except in the case of that one chick from married with children, but still. i say you can lose your junk and go on. superman did it. paralyzed from the neck down, you might as well have LOST YOUR JUNK.

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    • Yeah but Reeve was also a millionaire and celebrity. Besides breasts do not = penis according to the trasitive property of sexuality [penis > or = clitoris] 😉

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  13. Wait–so implied suicide gets the "Josh dies" tag, but implied getting-eaten-by-a-Smoker doesn't? 😉

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  14. The clips I've watched look & sound GREAT, I'm being bombarded by trailers on TV, I read mixed reviews on it (IGN Australia gave it 5 stars, but IGN UK gave it 2), and everybody's blowing so much smoke up the novel's proverbial ass, it's affecting my OWN opinion of the book, where it went DOWN to "really good". I read the book 2 weeks ago, and with each trailer viewing, I get that nagging little thought in the back of my mind saying "This will suck!" What's wrong with me??!!

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  15. Joel then puts Josh's electric blue junk on ebay and makes enough to live happily ever after.

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  16. "Electric Blue Junk" could be a song. Maybe Icehouse could sing it…

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    • Props to your obscure pop music reference!

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  17. Seen a few of the clips and, frankly, i just want this over with. Our expectations aren't high, but it should be pretty. We've got a crew of myself, as the critical one, Mike as the GN fan, Garth likes explosions and Cam who knows nothing about it.

    We also have a 4 hour drinking time allotted for afterwards and are going to a local heavy metal night after for decompression.

    No-one will be blue, but spontaneous nakidity is possible.

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  18. Great comic! Looking forward to more Watchmen-themed art…

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  19. My gaggle was planning on going opening night. Realistically, that's not gonna happen. So long as I see it at some point, I'll be happy.

    Is it bad, though, that I'm jaded enough to be looking forward more to whatever's coming next?

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  20. Dude-why didn't they use the ending from the comics? That totally sucks, I mean, we wait so long for them to make this movie and they still screw it up! Bunch a pussies if you ask me >.<

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    • It will be another decade before people stop tiptoeing around 9/11 and that's too bad but while I had friends who nearly died on that day I wasn't THERE and that seems to make a huge difference in people's opinions of it.

      Frankly considering how well aspects of the comic resonate, the whole squid thing would have been even darker and more resonant. But then again, sometimes less is more.

      Guess I will see friday

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  21. I think I just fangasmed a little in my pants….

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  22. Would totally work too since now that he has no penis he's asexual like the smurfs.

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  23. Yeah but Reeve was also a millionaire and celebrity. Besides breasts do not = penis according to the trasitive property of sexuality penis > or = clitoris 😉

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  24. So is that cd supposed to be fitted over Josh's raging fan wood?

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    • believe me, I'm no spindle.

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      • No offense meant good fancy bastard… 😀
        Perhaps Joel is just secretly jealous of your manly prowess. Would also explain why he has your manhood falling off in a comic. Freudian much ? lol

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  25. Everybody gets to have a piece of Josh!

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    • Just preserve it in a jar, a la Rasputin's junk.

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      • Kept at the Fancy Bastard museum.

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        • Between the preserved remains of the dead hooker at Joel's party and Boxcar Pete's Hall of the 100 Greatest Hobos.

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          • Come to the cafeteria for "stabs-your-heart-out" stew!

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  26. I have, up until this moment, avoiding all reviews of the movie. I am not going to lie and say that I didn't read Harry Knowles' take on the movie.

    There was never any doubt in my mind that Zack Snyder would not make a kick-ass movie, as his work thus far has been phenomenal in my mind. Granted, I was expecting changes, as everyone who read Watchmen probably was.

    I am for sure going opening night to see this movie, and I am going in expecting an entertaining take on Watchmen, and not the book itself.

    That is all.

    P.S.: Awesome comic.

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  27. Max post

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  28. I have sneak-preview tickets for tomorrow night. I'm not interested in any reviews – I'm trying to remain a Watchmen virgin so I can be thoroughly surprised (aside from what the commercials already show). I'm not even going to scan the comments on this page for fear of spoilers and and spoilerers and nay-sayers and glavin.

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  29. haha. Face Full of Blue Superhuman Wing Wong.

    the only review i read was Wil Wheaton's. he liked it. so, there's that.

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  30. What's so special about this "Watchmen" anyway? I hear they've made a comic out of it too, I might have to read that.

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