In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, america won the Vietnam War, Nixon continues to be president, and the cold war is in full effect. Watchmen begins as a murder-mystery, but soon unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, the unlikely group of reunited heroes – Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias – have to check the boundaries in their convictions and ask themselves where the actual line is between good and evil. Within the mid-eighties, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created Watchmen, changing the course of comics’ history and essentially remaking how popular culture perceived the genre. Popularly cited as the purpose where comics came of age, Watchmen’s sophisticated tackle superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism. Watchmen is collected here with a new cover, sketches, extra bonus subject matter, and a new introduction by series artist Dave Gibbons.