INCLUDING THE GRAPHIC NOVEL AND SPECIAL PORTFOLIO SET.
WATCHMEN - Watchmen is an American comic-book limited series published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987, and collected in 1987. The series was created by a British collaboration consisting of writer Alan Moore, artist Dave Gibbons, and colorist John Higgins. Watchmen originated from a story proposal Moore submitted to DC featuring superhero characters that the company had acquired from Charlton Comics. As Moore's proposed story would have left many of the characters unusable for future stories, managing editor Dick Giordano convinced Moore to create original characters instead.
PORTFOLIO SET - Contains 'FRENCH COVERS', 'PROMOTIONAL POSTERS' and 'AMERICAN COVERS'. The French language edition of WATCHMEN was printed in six, deluxe hardcover volumes, with all-new covers by Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. FOLIO #1 contains this material, not previously seen in the US. Four two-colour advertisements were prepared for the original WATCHMEN series, and two were re-printed as promotional posters at that time. FOLIO #2 contains these four, plus two all-new pieces not previously seen in the US. The covers of the original series were unique, each being the first panel of the issue. FOLIO #3 reprints all twelve, enlarged for greater impact.