SWAG Adventures: Tick-Tock, It’s Time For Watchmen

by Gary Catig

Some here at Comicon.com aren’t shy to share their hauls brought back from conventions. Whether it’s through being a fan, a collector or any other reason, sometimes we just need to pick up that one item. SWAG Adventures takes a closer look at key giveaways and the projects they promote.

Watchmen is one of the most influential comic titles today. The groundbreaking series has already been adapted into a feature film. More recently, a television show on HBO was created taking place in the same universe. The events occur 30 years after the comic and some of the original characters are included in the program. A white supremacy group inspired by Rorschach, called “The Seventh Cavalry”, begin terrorizing the police and the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Ahead of the first episode, which premiered this past Sunday night, Watchmen held several events during New York Comic Con. There was a signing with members of the cast and creatives and a panel that our very own Koom attended where they screened the series premiere.

Offsite, there was a party they co-sponsored along with IGN. At the end of the night, attendees could walk away with some great SWAG. Watchmen themed coasters were plentiful so it was easy to come away with one. More importantly, as people left, they were handed a small box with a squid on the cover (The squid has ties to the original comic and the TV show).

Inside the box, was a Watchmen themed watch from Swatch. It comes in the familiar black and yellow colors with the words, “Tick-Tock” on the wristband. Common promotional giveaways include enamel pins or posters so it was a pleasant surprise to receive something a little higher end.

Watchmen is on Sunday nights at 9:00 pm on HBO. You won’t need a special watch to help let you know when episodes will air. Any regular timepiece will do.

Gary Catig

Gary Catig is west coast raised, east coast educated, and has a touch of southern charm. He has spent most of his adult life making science fiction a reality as an engineer conducting research in the military, microprocessor, and biotechnology fields. While currently living in San Diego, he enjoys all facets of pop culture including but not limited to comics, TV, movies, and music.

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