This has to be one of my favorite stories, along with George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and of course Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games Trilogy.
Personally I do hate those kind of future stories where the world turns dark and everything is filthy and it is all just one big subliminal message of: We humans destroy everything, because that is what we do with our trash and not caring!
Watchmen, again you had a great source material and well it cannot be put next to each other. Perhaps I am crazy to say, but I believe that graphic novels are a way better source and people can be more picky if it is screwed up, rather than with comic books, where really any interpretation is as good as the original!
Happy November the 5th to you, if you would like to read up on the this holiday, Guy Fawkes Night, click here for the Wikipedia article! I, on the other hand, will put on my own mask and scare the crap out of my sister!
Until the next item on my list!