I just saw the new hardcover edition of Watchmen on Forbidden Planet and commented that I didn’t think much of the artwork: the expression on
Sally’s Laurie’s face, nippleless Jon, assymetrical Rorschach and Veidt with a mullet. Then I looked again and noticed something:
WHERE’S THE COMEDIAN’S SMILEY BADGE???
It’s only the most important motif of the book!
Was this artwork a rush job? It is apparently a new cover by Gibbons, but I wonder if he did the pencils and then passed it on for inking. How could Gibbons forget the smiley?