FBI Wanted Poster

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    Official FBI Wanted poster for the vigilante Rorschach. (November 27, 1978)

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    1. Christian Church 63 months ago | reply

      Why is "behaviour" spelled with a 'u'?
      Last time I checked, the FBI and Rorschach got busy in the good 'ol U.S. of A.

    2. unlockdemocracy 63 months ago | reply

      It's set in a parallel universe, that's why.

    3. S.Shahrukh Hasan [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      hey dat looks pretty good...

    4. dani_sbno1 63 months ago | reply

      Lol! Half of the information on this dude is UNKNOWN. How are we supposed to help the Feds track this guy?

    5. alicesezone 63 months ago | reply

      Uh, the fact that he always wears a fedora, a trenchcoat, and a goddamn *inkblot mask* should help...

    6. Neil 63 months ago | reply

      Looks like Frutiger Condensed in some of those text blocks.... just barely imaginable for use in these posters, since that font was released in 1976.

      All the other details look good, although maybe a bit too clean. The headlines for the real wanted posters seem to be hand-assembled. Compare to this 1975 wanted poster for Leonard Peltier. To my eyes the small sans serif looks kind of no-name, the width of the characters varies a lot. Maybe inspired by a Helvetica or Univers condensed.

      Then again, Dr. Manhattan-related technology has probably changed a lot of things, maybe typesetting too.

    7. Mr. Richter 63 months ago | reply

      the typesetting and kerning of letters seem too perfect given the time it was made. : )

    8. IonNetizen 63 months ago | reply

      Clearly Doctor Manhattan has altered technology and culture generally in all sorts of ways compared to the real world. After all, in the Watchmen universe electric cars are widely used; this alone is an enormous change from the real 1985. Archimedes is also indicative of a technology more advanced than our own, even in 2009. When you view creative works, its generally fair to expect that the creator has deliberately made choices about the work.. so all these points about the type setting suggest that desk top publishing probably became more common earlier than in the real world.

    9. mikeyfern 63 months ago | reply

      Rorschach wore elevator shoes, so I think his listed height ought to have been a bit higher.

    10. geoff.yuen 63 months ago | reply

      @_richter: personally I think typesetting was better back then because people didn't let computers do it automatically.

    11. wizardkiss2000 63 months ago | reply

      Be forewarned: This guys gets testy...

    12. jpgwriter 57 months ago | reply

      "Behaviour" is a British spelling. Alan Moore, who wrote The Watchmen, is British. And possibly the people behind this wiki are Brits too. All these American publications mocked up here use that British spelling, which detracts from their authenticity. Get it right, people!

    13. pterandon 53 months ago | reply

      Did you see the skylines-- full of blimps! Unbelievable!

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