Chapter III: The Judge of All the Earth
Sorry I didn't post anything yesterday -- I'm out of town. Which also means I'm going to need you lovely people to do the heavy lifting in the Chapter III discussion. How are you liking things so far? What happened in Chapter III that got your mind working. Your barebones summary of this chapter is as follows:
Laurie breaks up with Jon the morning of his TV interview, in which he's ambushed with questions about people he's known throughout his life getting diagnosed with cancer and whether Jon's connection to them isn't a coincidence.
Distraught and confused, Jon teleports himself to the Arizona desert...and then to Mars.
With Dr. Manhattan vacationing off-planet, the Russians gather their nards and invade Afghanista. Nuclear war appears iminent.
Laurie, meanwhile, finds a shoulder to cry on in Dan, and when they get jumped in an alleyway, their old superhero instinct kick in and they kick some righteous ass.
This is also the first we see of the "Tales of the Black Freighter" comic-within-a-comic and the chatty newsstand operator/Greek chorus. We'll talk more about that in subsequent chapters.
For now: the thread is yours.