Watchmen

Watchmen

by

Alan Moore

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The Crimebusters are a failed attempt by an aging Captain Metropolis (Nelson Gardner) to create a follow-up version of the Minutemen in 1966. The Crimebusters only hold one meeting before falling apart.
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The Crimebusters Term Timeline in Watchmen

The timeline below shows where the term The Crimebusters appears in Watchmen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Absent Friends
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...when Captain Metropolis holds a meeting to try to organize the current heroes into the Crimebusters, a follow-up to the Minutemen who disbanded in 1949. Captain Metropolis displays a map of... (full context)
Chapter 4: Watchmaker
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...Jon sees 16-year-old Laurie for the first time when Captain Metropolis tries to form the Crimebusters. Janey notices him staring at Laurie and hates him for it. Jon and Laurie start... (full context)
Chapter 9: The Darkness of Mere Being
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...Laurie thinks her life is plenty chaotic. She recalls being 16 years old at the Crimebusters meeting. After Jon leaves the meeting, she meets the Comedian and vaguely flirts with him.... (full context)
Chapter 11: Look on My Works, Ye Mighty…
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...the “symptoms” rather than the “disease.” When the Comedian talks about nuclear war at the Crimebusters meeting in 1966, Veidt realizes he is completely right, but refuses to share his darkly... (full context)
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In Veidt’s fortress, Adrian continues to recall his journey. After the Crimebusters meeting, Veidt studies the world and sees the inevitably of nuclear disaster. The East and... (full context)