Why Watchmen Never Had A 9/11 (Rorschach #10 Spoilers)

This week sees the tenth issue of Rorschach #10, the unauthorised sequel to Watchmen by Tom King and Jorge Fornes being published by DC Comics. Which included another dive into the alternate history of the Watchmen world in 2021, going back a couple of decades.

Why Watchmen Never Had A 9/11 (Rorschach #10 Spoilers)
Why Watchmen Never Had A 9/11 (Rorschach #10 Spoilers)

And it looks like while this world has the squid attack on New York, the city managed to avoid a 9/11 attack, as did the Pentagon and the Capitol. Rather, in 2001, the Robert Redford administration was a little more interventionist in the years before.

Why Watchmen Never Had A 9/11 (Rorschach #10 Spoilers)
Why Watchmen Never Had A 9/11 (Rorschach #10 Spoilers)

Osma Bin Laden was captured before the Al-Qaeda terrorist assault on the USA, and it seems that Redford felt no need to invade Iraq or Afghanistan. And indeed, there was no need to deal with Saddam Hussein directly, as it was a self-solving issue. And as for that final panel above?

Why Watchmen Never Had A 9/11 (Rorschach #10 Spoilers)
Tom King photo serving in Afghanistan

It does look a little familiar. That's Tom King when he himself was serving in Afghanistan for the CIA. Rorschach #10 is published by DC Comics on Tuesday.

RORSCHACH #10 (OF 12) CVR A JORGE FORNES (MR)
(W) Tom King (A/CA) Jorge Fornes
Who would have benefited from the assassination of a presidential candidate? Rorschach and Laura didn't operate in a vacuum. Their actions touched a lot of different people. In his continued efforts to unravel how the pair got from their stark beginnings to almost killing Governor Turley and derailing an election, the detective on the case starts to look at what other law enforcement agencies have uncovered, and any potential links back to the Oval Office. To do that, it's time to relive the crime that almost was. Things are heating up as this miniseries set in the Watchmen universe nears its conclusion! Retail: $4.99 In-Store Date: 07/13/2021

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