WithÂ HBOâ€™s Watchmen and DC Comicsâ€™ Doomsday Clock event both wrapped up, the world of stories set in a universe that was once devastated by a telepathic squid has gone quiet as of late, but thatâ€™s all about to change in a new Rorschach comics series penned by Tom King with illustrations from Jorge FornÃ©s and Clayton Cowles.
Set it the same universe as the original comics, Rorschach picks up 35 years after the world learned that the alien telepathic squid which killed millions was actually a creation of Ozymandiasâ€™ meant to give the world a common enemy. Though the Minutemen are through and Doctor Manhattanâ€™s long since left the Earth, Rorschach is an object of cultural fixation whose popularity spikes when a pair of assassins presenting themselves as the masked vigilante turn up on the scene with a plan to assassinate President Robert Redford.
In a public statement, King explained how Rorschachâ€™s going to contain echoes of both HBOâ€™s series and the comics, and he said the book will have a decidedly angry tone to it. â€œLike the HBO Watchmen show and very much like the original â€˜86 Watchmen, this is a very political work.â€ said King. â€œItâ€™s an angry work. Weâ€™re so angry all the time now. We have to do something with that anger. Itâ€™s called Rorschach not because of the character Rorschach, but because what you see in these characters tells you more about yourself than about them.â€
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Rorschach #1 will be released on October 13.