Watchmen

Watchmen depicts an alternate history where superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1960s,  helping the United States to win the Vietnam War.  In 1985,  the country is edging toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union,  freelance costumed vigilantes have been outlawed and most former superheroes are in retirement or working for the government.

Publisher:  DC Comics
Publication Date:  1986,  2012
Genre:  Superhero
Creators:  Alan Moore,  Dave Gibbons,  John Higgins

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Issues

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Blue is for comments

Reading Order

The real order is to read Watchmen #1-12 and skip the rest. If you really want to read the prequel series Minutemen and Silk Spectre are generally considered the best.

Watchmen is also not a good series to read as your first comic series. Go read other comics for a few years and then come back and read Watchmen.

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1 (2012)
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #3
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4

Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1 (2012)

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #5
Before Watchmen: Minutemen #6

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1 (2012)

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 (2012)
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #3

Before Watchmen: Comedian #1 (2012)
Before Watchmen: Comedian #2
Before Watchmen: Comedian #3

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #4

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 (2012)
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #2
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #3
Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3
Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #4

Before Watchmen: Comedian #4
Before Watchmen: Comedian #5
Before Watchmen: Comedian #6

Before Watchmen: Moloch #1 (2012)

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5

Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1 (2012)
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3
Before Watchmen: Rorschach #4

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #6

Watchmen #1 (1986)
Watchmen #2
Watchmen #3
Watchmen #4

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1 (2012)
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3
Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #4

Watchmen #5

Before Watchmen: Moloch #2

Watchmen #6
Watchmen #7
Watchmen #8
Watchmen #9
Watchmen #10
Watchmen #11
Watchmen #12