Precinct1313’s all time favourite comic-book characters..daily countdown.
NUMBER 7 is: Rorschach.
Walter Kovacs aka Rorschach was created by Alan Moore for the 1986 comic-book mini series ‘the Watchmen’. Rorschach like the other members of the Watchmen, is based upon other earlier Charlton comics characters..with Rorschach being inspired by the Question. The Watchmen is a ground breaking series of comics that introduces us to the darker more violent psyche of the superhero , and none are as dark or as psychotic as Rorschach. Rorschach grew up in the slums with his mother who was a prostitute, seeing the seedy side of life at an early age changed him and as he grew up he vowed to bring the guilty his own brand of violent justice. Wearing his infamous ink blot mask, Rorschach wreaks vengeance upon the criminal underbelly and though he has no super-powers he is an extremely gifted combatant, intelligent and sociopathic..Rorschach is a very dangerous and volatile foe, feared by many.
In 2009, the film version of the Watchmen was released..directed by Zack Snyder it was a fantastic translation of the original comic series, Rorschach was played brilliantly by Jackie Earle Haley. The film is very close to its original source material and is highly recommended.