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Mark Bertolini
03-17-2009, 11:36 AM
Okay, so I understand that when Moore was originally putting together this story, he wanted to use the old Charlton characters, but for whatever reason he was prevented from doing so, so he altered those characters into the heroes we all know and love in the book.

My question is: who is who? I know Rorschach was based on the Question, and I think Dr. Manhattan was based on Captain Atom (correct me if I'm wrong), but who were the other Watchmen based on? Any help?

03-17-2009, 11:44 AM


Silk Spectre=Nightshade + Phantom Lady

Nite Owl=Blue Beetle

Ian Ascher
03-17-2009, 01:00 PM
That sounds about right...

Eugene Selassie
03-17-2009, 02:43 PM
I never knew that Phantom Lady was as well...always thought it was strictly homage to Nightshade.

Now I know....

03-17-2009, 03:10 PM
I believe Mr. A is in there somewhere. I think that's his name.

Mark Bertolini
03-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Thanks guys.

03-17-2009, 03:55 PM