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Is Watchmen Marvel Or Dc?


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Watchmen was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons in 1986-1987, with colour artwork by John Higgins.

It was later published by DC Comics, as Watchmen is considered one of the best comic book stories ever made; it was even awarded the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 1988 and the Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative in 1989.

However, being a mature-themed story that deals with graphic violence and explicit sex scenes, Watchmen was not published under the DC banner but under its more adult Vertigo imprint instead.

Is Watchmen Marvel Or Dc?

Is Watchmen Marvel Or Dc

There is debate over whether Watchmen is a Marvel or DC property. While DC created the characters, the series was published by Marvel’s imprint, Vertigo.

However, the characters are now owned by DC. So, technically, Watchmen is a DC property. Some people would argue that because Marvel initially published it, it is considered a Marvel property. 

However, regardless of which company owns the rights to it now, there’s no denying that the story and artwork in Watchmen have indelibly impacted both companies’ stories.

Is Watchmen Part Of DC Or Marvel?

Is Watchmen part of DC or Marvel?

Watchmen was created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and initially published by DC Comics in 1986.

The series takes place in an alternate history United States where costumed vigilantes emerged in the 1930s to fight crime.

While the characters are not technically part of the DC Universe, they have been used in crossover stories with other DC characters.

In addition, since 1997, DC has owned the publishing rights to Watchmen. However, most of these publications are considered outside the canon.

In 2003, artist Alex Ross designed a limited edition of 100 lithographs for Dark Horse Comics’ Watchmen, which he signed and numbered.

Each lithograph is printed on archival paper with black ink to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece suitable for framing. 

Today, more than two decades after its original publication date, Watchmen continues to enjoy a loyal following and is one of the bestselling graphic novels ever published.

Is Watchmen A DC Show?

Is Watchmen a DC show?

There’s been a lot of debate about whether or not Watchmen is a DC show. Some say it’s a Marvel show because it features characters from the Marvel Universe.

Others say that it’s a DC show because it takes place in the DC Universe. So, which is it? Some say it’s just as much a DC property as any other DC comic and film because the series was created by Alan Moore, who DC employed at the time.

That said, one could argue that even if Watchmen is indeed a Marvel property, many of its characters are also present in other works published by DC Comics (such as Final Crisis).

So what do you think? Is Watchmen considered to be both an old-school DC property and also a new-school Marvel one? Or does it fall solely under the banner of DC comics?

Most would agree that Watchmen should probably go on the shelf with Batman and Superman if we’re talking old school.

But if we’re talking new school, then it can’t be denied that this story has elements involving superheroes and supervillains.

Regardless of where you stand on this question, though, I think we can all agree on one thing: there’s no denying how great this story is!

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When Did Watchmen Become DC?

When did Watchmen become DC?

Watchmen was created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and initially published by DC Comics in 1986. The series is set in an alternate history where the United States has been kept safe from nuclear war by the presence of costumed vigilantes.

In 2005, DC Comics released a sequel to the original series, called Watchmen: From Rorschach to Doomsday.

In 2009, Warner Bros. released a film adaptation of the original series, directed by Zack Snyder.

Is Watchmen A Sequel To The Movie?

Is Watchmen a sequel to the movie?

No, the movie is not a sequel to Watchmen. The film is based on the original twelve-issue comic book series published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987.

The story takes place in an alternate history where superheroes are real and have existed since the 1940s. The film was directed by Zack Snyder and starred Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Malin Akerman.

It is set in 1985 after superheroes have been outlawed and follow an investigation of the murder of one of their own. A team of outlawed vigilantes led by Dr Manhattan, who has godlike powers, investigate past crimes connected to this most recent one.

They uncover some dark secrets from the superhero community’s hidden past, which forces them to reassess what it means to be a hero and question whether it’s worth saving if costumed heroes themselves may be partly responsible for all the terror and misery in their world.

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What DC Earth Is Watchmen?

What DC Earth is Watchmen?

Watchmen is set on an alternate Earth, one where the United States won the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon was still President in 1985.

The country is divided between those who love costumed heroes and those who don’t trust them. The story follows a group of former heroes trying to find out who killed one of their own. 

So is Watchmen Marvel or DC? Neither! It’s its own thing. Watchmen is a dark commentary on superheroes and morality in general, and it doesn’t have anything to do with Marvel or DC.

It was written by Alan Moore while working for America’s Best Comics, which DC Comics published. He just happened to write the story over at Marvel at the time so that some of his other titles could be finished while he did this project.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Watchmen In The DC Universe?

Watchmen is not in the DC Universe, but it is set in an alternate history version of the DC Universe. The characters in Watchmen are based on DC Comics characters, but they are not the same.

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons created Watchmen, and DC Comics published it.

2. Is The Watchmen Movie DC Or Marvel?

There’s been a lot of debate surrounding this question, particularly since the movie’s release. While the movie is based on a DC Comics series, it was produced by Warner Bros., which DC’s parent company now owns, AT&T.

So, technically, the answer is DC. However, many people still consider the Watchmen part of the Marvel Universe because of its long association with the company.

3. Does Marvel Own Watchmen?

No, Marvel does not own Watchmen. DC Comics published the original Watchmen series in the 1980s, and the characters remain with DC.

However, there have been a few crossovers between the two universes. In 2015, DC released a nine-issue comic book series Doomsday Clock, featuring some of their most popular characters interacting with the Watchmen cast.

I think the answer to this question is a little bit of both. Watchmen was created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons and originally published by DC Comics.

However, the characters have since been bought by Marvel. So, technically, they are now Marvel characters. But, they will always be associated with DC because that is where they came from.

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