In a little while here, we will begin our epic journey toward the release of Watchmen. And by ‘epic journey,’ I mean that we will be running an awesome week-long feature that will help you prepare for the most anticipated movie of the spring. But before we get into that, there is some other business courtesy of the folks at NBC. They have released the first of six Watchmen character montages, the first of which features Dr. Manhattan.
In the late 1950s, ordinary man Jon Osterman was ripped into particles in a science experiment gone horribly wrong. But his consciousness lived on, and he managed to reassemble himself as a true superhuman, a glowing blue model of physical perfection, able to see the future and alter matter all the way down to the subatomic level. His presence profoundly affects not just his fellow heroes, but also global scientific and geopolitical affairs. However, his growing detachment from humanity has frequently left him indifferent to the world and the people around him.