Episode #87: Comics in 1986 | “Watchmen” (1986)

Watchmen was something rarely seen when it hit the shelves in 1986: superheroes dealing with the struggles and conflicts of real life. It’s critical acclaim has earned it a spot on many “best of” lists, including Time magazine’s list of 100 Best Novels. It was comics like Watchmen that helped the industry turn the corner from kids’ books to serious literature and art.

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