Watchmen Setting & Symbolism

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The Minutemen

The original group of costumed adventurers, the Minutemen formed in 1939 and disbanded in 1949. The group originally consisted of The Comedian, Night Owl, Sally Jupiter, Mothman, The Silhouette, Hooded Justice, and Dollar Bill. Although most of the costumed heroes from the Minutemen play some role in the graphic novel, the Minutemen as a group are relatively insignificant to the graphic novel's plot development.

New Frontiersman

An ultra-right-wing newspaper filled with conspiracy theories, anticommunist ranting, and yellow journalism. New Frontiersman is frequently read by Rorschach, who apparently gleans a large amount of useful information from its pages. Rorschach mails his journal to New Frontiersman before he travels to Antarctica where he meets his demise. The paper stands in traditional virulent opposition to the opinions expressed in Nova Express. The paper is edited by Hector Godfrey, who employs, as factotum, a younger man named Seymour.

Nova Express

An ultra-left-wing...

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