By now, you have probably heard of Watchmen. You might even know that there is a movie adaptation coming out next year, and if you’re lucky, you saw the trailer for it in front of The Dark Knight. What you might not know is that most critics consider Watchmen one of, if not the, most important superhero graphic novels ever written.
With the unprecedented success of films such as The Dark Night and Iron Man this summer, it isn’t surprising to find a resurgence of popularity in the culture of comic books. Of particular importance to UVU students is the news that this fall the English department is offering Themes in Literature: The Graphic Novel — no doubt a pleasant surprise to many.