The Minutemen are a group of masked vigilantes, founded by Captain Metropolis (Nelson Gardner) and the original Silk Spectre (Sally Jupiter) in 1939. The Minutemen represent the first generation of costumed heroes. They disband in 1949.
The Minutemen Term Timeline in Watchmen
The timeline below shows where the term The Minutemen appears in Watchmen. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: Absent Friends
...deal anymore. With Blake gone, Sally notes that there are only three of the original Minutemen left. Laurie is unconvinced, especially after what Jon told her that Blake did during the... (full context)
...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 the U.S. with various problems... (full context)
...however, they were each doing some good. Hollis thinks that if they hadn’t formed the Minutemen, the heroes would’ve simply disappeared after a time and the world would be better off. (full context)
Chapter 9: The Darkness of Mere Being
...Captain Metropolis writes her a letter suggesting that they team up and begin forming the Minutemen. Laurence Schexnayder proposes marriage through a letter, calling it a “viable partnership proposition.” An interview... (full context)