The Crimebusters


First Appearance
Watchmen #1 (September, 1986)
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
Captain Metropolis, Silk Spectre, The Comedian, Nite Owl, Rorscharch, Ozymandius, Doctor Manhattan
Nelson Gardner's mansion, New York City
Ralying Cry
The Watchmen (movie version only)

The Crimebusters is a superhero team that existed in the comic book series Watchmen.

Origin[edit | edit source]

The Crimebusters was a superhero team organized by hero Captain Metropolis to fight against perceived threats of the era.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1966, superhero Captain Metropolis envisioned a superhero team intended to be the successor to the Minutemen, the noted superhero team of the 1940s. To this end, he called together a meeting of the pre-eminent superheroes of the era. This included;

  • The Comedian, a former member of the Minutemen noted for his amorality and cynical nature
  • Dr. Manhattan, the world's only superhuman and a god-like entity
  • The Silk Spectre II - The daughter of the Silk Spectre, an original member of the Minutemen
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