Watchmen and Philosophy SC (2009) comic books
1st printing. Edited by William Irwin and Mark D. White. Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these "superheroes." Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has been named one of TIME magazine's top 100 novels, and is now being made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation set to be realeased March of 2009. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers into Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the ethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their actions, and their world. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 228 pages, Text Only. Cover price $17.95.