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Watchmen Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 October 31st 1985 Issue of New Frontiersman Summary

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Chapter 8 October 31st 1985 Issue of New Frontiersman Summary

Chapter 8 concludes with a few pages taken from the October 31, 1985, issue of New Frontiersman. The leading article, by editor Hector Godfrey, is an ultra-right-wing, anticommunist rant promoting costumed heroes as true Americans and patriots. The secondary story notes the alarming number of persons of note, who have simply disappeared without a trace, such as Max Shea. The column calls on the authorities to immediately investigate the disappearances, and ends with the note that recently the noted psychic and clairvoyant Robert Deschaines' head has been stolen from his corpse immediately following his recent death.

Chapter 8 October 31st 1985 Issue of New Frontiersman Analysis

The leading article includes headshot photographs of Rorschach, the Comedian, and Night Owl, and the text is stereotypical of the ultra-conservative ad hominem attack tactics used by such extremist papers. The secondary...

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