Though superhero movies have tried to take themselves seriously for years, none has accomplished quite what Watchmen has. It's a complex, multi-layered mystery adventure set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the "Doomsday Clock" which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union is permanently set at five minutes to midnight. When one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up but no less determined masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes.
Who watches the Watchmen t-shirts? Now you do.
3. Watchmen "Nite Owl"
What happened to the American Dream? Well, it has produced some cool t-shirts.
6. Watchmen Winning the War Dr. Manhattan Pointing
Hard to lose a war with a nuclear man on your side.
11. The Watchmen Silk Spectre Pop Art
She's used to going out at three in the morning and doing something stupid.
17. Watchmen Rorschach Save Us and I'll Whisper No
Even if they can't hear him say no, Rorschach's got his principles.
18. Watchmen Dr Manhattan by Paul Pope
Life and death are unquantifiable abstracts. But you can believe in this t-shirt.
20. Watchmen Rorschach At Night
The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "Check out my shirt."