Watchmen Vol.1 #1


NYPD Detectives Steve Fine and Joe Bourquin investigate the murder of Edward Blake, who was thrown out of his apartment window and fell many stories to his death. The detectives conclude that Blake's assailant(s) were rather strong, citing Blake's large and stronger physique as well as the strength of the glass window that Blake was thrown out of. The detectives decide to cover up the investigation in order to avoid interference from the vigilante Rorschach.

Printed: Sept 1986
Writers: Alan Moore
Art: Dave Gibbons
Cover: Dave Gibbons

- Premiere issue of a 12-issue series that explores the dark side of superheroes from a realistic, flawed perspective
- 1st appearance of Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias, Silk Spectre, The Comedian and Night Owl
- Alan Moore based his characters off of DC's newly acquired Charlton heroes: The Question, Captain Atom, Thunderbolt, Nightshade, The Peacemaker and Blue Beetle