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It was a decision by the artist, Dave Gibbons. He has said so in his Twitter, in response to a thread discussing the origin of the 9-panel grid: Actually, I chose the nine panel grid and sold it to Alan. Gave him great control & its restriction challenged me to compose more creatively Dave Gibbons on Twitter In Watching the Watchmen, Gibbons ...


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I think the answer is probably no. The following is a quote by Alan Moore about his novel Jerusalem (emphasis mine): I like that idea because when we talk about history we talk about the history of church of state and maybe a dozen families. What about the rest of us? Weren't we doing anything while all that was going on, or were we minor players in ...


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My answer is no by his own design. My understanding is that he deliberately created a universe where all of his actions stay fixed, while other people have some free will. Note that my answer is based on Before Watchmen comics, and very little on Alan Moore's words. But firstly, he does not see himself as Jon Osterman anymore. Remember the line from ...


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