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D. Strange

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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Why doesn't Ozymandias recognize Superman or Batman as a comic book characters?
Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 at 07:41:20 am EDT (Viewed 499 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 603 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.

    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.

I very well may be wrong about this, and it has been a while since I last read Watchmen, but doesn't Hollis Mason mention Batman and Superman in "Under the Hood?"

I apologize, if I am remembering incorrectly, but if I am right, then we do know he owned a copy of the book.

Now, it would be just a fact in the book, but Ozy has that photographic memory.

Of course there is no reason that he would Know what they look like.

And again, I could be remembering that wrong.

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