"Never compromise, even in the face of Armageddon..."
Wow! Just wow! I longed to show everyone this! These are images from the film, not mine, but it's something I wanted to show everyone. Both times, I choked and it all came out my nose and I teared up! This is proof that Batman can exist in the world of Watchmen
, thus Rorschach in Gotham
can exist as well!
The top image is from the opening where Nite Owl (Hollis Mason) right hooks a robber outside the Gotham Opera House with posters of the cover of Batman
#1, published in Spring 1940, in the background. Obviously, the couple he saves can't be the Waynes, if Batman already exists, therefore I came to call them the Dreibergs! (Also note the poster advertising Die Fledermaus
, which means "The Flying Mouse." Remember that the character of Batman first appeared in Detective Comics
#27 in published in May 1939.)
The bottom is from the Director's Cut where Rorschach walks down the streets with harlequin-esque stripper posters and maniacal laughter graffiti. Hurm. Watchmen
© DC Comics.