Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Watchmen Joke Ruined with Inconsistency

In anticipation of the new Watchmen movie, Chris Sims did a post where he hand-drew a new ending for the story. This joke would have been funny, except for one critical error that Chris made. See if you can spot the error in the post.

Did you see it? Well, let me help you out.

These two panels are supposed to take place in sequence:

See it yet? Look carefully now.

No, look at what Rorschach is wearing.

There you go: How did Rorschach manage to get his mask back on between those two panels?

Once I start thinking about stuff like that, I just can't enjoy the joke. So, to help make this funnier, which is what I do here at the BTTISB, Let's take a look at it this way:

Isn't that much better? Now, I get it.