before watchmen

Ursula Zandt:The Silhoutte
Before Watchmen - The Minutmen

“Do you think those kids cared that she was a lesbian? Would they be less thankful? Would they have owed her less? She was an avenging angel.”

Ursula is one of my favorite comic book characters ever, because even if we didn’t get to know much of her compared to the other minutemen, she was just amazing. She risked her life saving children in need. She was a true hero, yet she got kicked out of the team and later murdered alongside her lover for being a lesbian. It just tears me up.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1817