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Subj: Re: Why doesn't Ozymandias recognize Superman or Batman as a comic book characters?
Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 at 02:04:29 am EDT (Viewed 328 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Why doesn't Ozymandias recognize Superman or Batman as a comic book characters?
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 at 08:42:37 am EDT (Viewed 386 times)

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    In the original Watchmen, it was described how Superman was published as a comic character in 1938 just as it was in the real world. But in the Watchmen universe, the comic industry didn't make it through the golden age because of the existence of real superheroes. This was a very explicit point.



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    So, surely Ozy should've had some mention that in his world Batman was just a pulp hero who was cancelled in the early 4os


Maybe Ozymandias doesn't know the minutiae of obscure cancelled comic book characters from the 40's? If memory serves in their world comics came to revolve around stuff like pirates because comics about super heroes in a world that already has super heroes seemed redundant.

Batman's comic was presumably cancelled in their world because of how unremarkable he was as a character to the audience. There's no reason to assume Ozymandias knows that random piece of info.


Exactly. Ozymandias may never have READ Superman or Batman comics as a child. His father wanted him to be a scientist, and he probably had no time for his son to play around with "nonsense" such as cartoons or superheroes.



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