Age: Grade 11-12
This is once again a graphic novel, but before I begin, I want to point out that there is mature content in it and some graphic (get it!) nudity. It is also a movie, which is great to show in a class after you are done reading it. I was lucky enough to read this for a course in University and enjoyed it more, as I got all the ins and outs of the text. This story text place during the cold war. The US was lucky enough, through an accident, to have a man named Mr. Manhattan join them. Mr. Manhattan is able to control matter and time, so he is basically invincible. While he is a "super hero", other regular people with gifts or technology become heroes as well, until they are banned. As time goes on, the heroes begin to get killed. A mystery to all and the heroes try to discover who is trying to kill them. As the story goes on, there is love, action and revenge in all senses. This is a great book with a lot of easter eggs (Rawshawk's chapter is symetrical). I highly encourage you to read it, it is a great way to talk about history and the "What if"moments.
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