Set 35 years after the conclusion of the universally acclaimed Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons Watchmen series, Rorschach follows an investigation into an assassination attempt against the first candidate to stand against President Robert Redford in decades — one of whom was dressed as Rorschach, despite his having died in 1985 at the end of the original series.
"Like the HBO Watchmen show and very much like the original ‘86 Watchmen , this is a very political work.” King said about the project in a statement accompanying the announcement. “It’s an angry work. We’re so angry all the time now. We have to do something with that anger. It’s called Rorschach not because of the character Rorschach, but because what you see in these characters tells you more about yourself than about them.”
Personally, you tell me “Tom King’s doing a twelve-issue mini” and I’m already like “stop right there, I’m in.” Very curious to see what he does with…not even the character, it sounds like, more of the concept.
What do you guys think?