Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Charlton Watchmen 1986


This colorful Overstreet ad for DC's newly aquired Charlton heroes offers what might be our only glimpse of what WATCHMEN might have looked like had the original plans to use these heroes in that epochal series come to pass. To the best of my knowledge, with the exception of a few panels in the original CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, this ad is the only time all of these characters appeared together in the DC Universe. CAPTAIN ATOM, BLUE BEETLE, NIGHTSHADE, PEACEMAKER and THE QUESTION. Even then, it's missing Peter Cannon who was analogous to Adrian Viedt and has JUDOMASTER and SARGE STEEL instead.

3 comments:

Rich D said...

Actually, they all appeared in the six-issue miniseries THE L.A.W. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A.W._(comics))

I haven't re-read the series since it originally came out, and since it is not really triggering any memories, it must not have been very good...

Booksteve said...

Thanks, Rich! I had totally forgotten that series! give syou an idea how memorable it was.

Anonymous said...

Ted Kord's going to be in some serious pain when the slack goes out of his beetle-rope.
Dr. OTR