Ok, so when I read this panel from chapter 4, on the top left-hand side of page 19 of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, I totally thought it looked like Jon’s dad was murdered by Janey. And I get that it’s a stretch, but look at Jon’s dad. he looks like he’s put up a fight or something. Flowers have been knocked down on the right, broken liquid on the left… maybe he had a seizure, or maybe I’m just desperate to see complexities in all literature, but it certainly looked sketchy to me.
Also, notice the shadow in the doorway. In class, when I brought this up, classmates said it was just the nurse sporting a popular hairstyle, but it would seem to me that if you were writing about an angry breakup (like, really really angry), you wouldn’t give your nurse the same hairstyle as the very angry girlfriend. Also, it makes sense to me that Janey would be mad at the man who pushed Jon into becoming a Atomic Physicist, especially since she was interested in his past, as shown in his attention to fixing her watch. Also, looking at page 18, Janey’s hands are raised in defense against Dr. Manhattan, her thumb pointing towards the frame with Jon’s Dad on the opposite side of the spine..
I don’t know, that’s why I’m writing this post: I want your opinion! Murder? Coincidence? Does it even matter?