New Watchmen Character Posters Give Sneak Peek on Their Gadgets

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Behold, the amazing new character banners for Watchmen, a perfect mix of reality and illustration styling. One of the things that I loved about Watchmen back in the 80s—yes, I bought the original when it first came out—was the technology, omnipresent across the whole series. Dave Gibbons made every gadget and architectural structure perfectly futuristic and credible, yet absolutely retro. From Archie—Nite Owl's flamethrowing, screeching, smog-producing, almost invisible and completely submergible ship—to Rorschach's hook launcher, which you can see in these posters alongside the Comedian's flamethrower, a glimpse of Ozymandias' Karnak, and—ahem—the Silk's hot garter belt.

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Illustration for article titled New Watchmen Character Posters Give Sneak Peek on Their Gadgets
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Illustration for article titled New Watchmen Character Posters Give Sneak Peek on Their Gadgets
Illustration for article titled New Watchmen Character Posters Give Sneak Peek on Their Gadgets
Illustration for article titled New Watchmen Character Posters Give Sneak Peek on Their Gadgets
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I've said it before, but I just can't say it enough. I can't wait to see this movie.

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

I love the translations of the outfits to modern cinema, namely the Silk Spectre's :D I mean, the outfit Gibbons illustrated in the comic was sort of cheesy, but they pulled it off nicely to make it zzexy. Nite Owl's looks awesome, as does Archimedes.

The only one I'm not fond of is Ozymandias, but his outfit was a little too flamboyant to translate and take seriously I guess. Glad to see Bubastis though!