Terry Wandtke: Watchmen and Ubermensch, Session Two

This is the second part of Terry Wandtke’s seminar track from Cornerstone 2009.


Alan Moore’s Watchmen offered a self-reflective indictment of hitherto unquestioned superhero fundamentals: power and reckless violence — paving the way, ironically, for a wave of even more nihilistic comic book heroes. This seminar explores this most interesting conversation in contemporary comics and graphic novels, examining larger questions implicit in super powers.