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Rorschach developed a reputation for being one of Watchmen’s most disturbing characters, but his original design gives him a much more scary look.
Rorschach is one of the most unsettling characters in the Watchmen story, but he nearly had a much more perturbing appearance. A glimpse at Walter Kovacs’ earliest design shows fans just how much creepier the vigilante could have looked without his final tweaks.
The superhero deconstruction series Watchmen is filled with a number of men and women who adopted costumed identities and find themselves drawn into a murder-mystery as the world is on the brink of nuclear war. Arguably the most iconic hero to come out of the series is the most feared vigilante on the streets of New York City, Rorschach. Also known as Walter Kovacs, Rorschach is a street sleuth who isn’t afraid to brutalize criminals in order to get what he needs in order to solve a case. His methods, creepy demeanor and lack of personal hygiene makes him one of the more off-putting of Watchmen’s heroes.
But as perturbing Rorschach is shown to be in Watchmen, he almost took on an even more frightening appearance. In Fantagraphics Books comic book-oriented magazine, Amazing Heroes #97, Watchmen creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons provide behind the scenes details regarding their cult-hit series. Shortly after a piece on Doctor Manhattan,…
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