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This group was originally to have been comprised of DC's then-recent acquisition of Charlton Comics characters. When DC editors read more deeply into Alan Moore's pitch, they realized that this would make the Charlton characters immediately unusable to them in the regular DCU. Since they had just bought these characters, DC compelled Moore to create brand-new characters, but allowed him to strongly model them on the characters he'd originally wanted. Thus, you'll tend to find that each of the characters in the book has a direct analogue in the Charlton Universe (or, if you prefer, Earth-4).
Note: This group was never called The Watchmen. The closest they had to a team name was during their initial meeting with Captain Metroplis, who called them the Crimebusters
Captain Metropolis (Watchmen)
The Comedian (Watchmen)
Doctor Manhattan (Watchmen)
Nite Owl (02 - Daniel Dreiberg)(Watchmen)
Silk Spectre (02 - Laurie Juspeczyk)(Watchmen)
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Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman (2003)
Bastei Comic Edition (1990)
#72525 - 'Harvey Kurtzmans Absurde Abenteuer'Before Watchmen: Nite Owl (2012)
Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster (2010)
HC - 'Dan Brereton: The Goddess & The Monster'DC Comics Essentials: Watchmen (2014)
Harvey Kurtzman's Strange Adventures (1990)
OGN HC - 'Harvey Kurtzman's Strange Adventures'Watchmen (1986)
HC - 'Original Graphitti Hardcover'Watchmen - Die Wächter (1989)
TPB (11th Printing)
TPB (Reprint cover)
TPB (UK Edition - Titan Books 1987) - 'UK print'
#1 - 'At Midnight, All the Agents...'
#1 - 'Abwesende Freunde'Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
#5 - 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
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