AKA: WALTER KOVACS
Choosing just one of the Minutemen � the stars of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons� classic comic, Watchmen � was tough. But from a purely iconic point of view, it had to be Rorschach. Who was in the first picture released from Zack Snyder�s upcoming Watchmen movie? Rorschach. Who dominated online casting debates? Rorschach. Like The Punisher, Rorscach can be easily dismissed as a fascist whose belief in moral absolutes � there are no shades of grey; only black, white, good and evil � drives him to take the law into his own hands. But in the hands of Moore, the freckled, ginger Walter Kovacs is a taut, tortured, complex creation who, as well as being at the centre of some of Watchmen�s most memorable sequences (the prison riot, for one), ends up being perhaps the most pure out of the graphic novel�s characters, the only one who � SPOILER WARNING � isn�t interested in compromising himself for the greater good.
FIRST APPEARED IN WATCHMEN #1 (1986)
CREATED BY ALAN MOORE AND DAVE GIBBONS