* these lists are always a little weird, and I never quite know what to do with them. This one seems as smart and well-intentioned as any of them. I'm not 100 percent positive that Watchmen naturally drives people to political commentary and pop formalism. I think I might go with 1980s political allegory, maybe? Or just other accomplished comics.
* I have almost no connection to Star Wars and even less to its related comics talent, but I am susceptible to seeing the amount of time involved -- I was a eight year old when the first movie came out -- and I frequently remember the number of people that have been lost between then and now.