A lot of people take issue with the idea of Watchmen being “The Best Comic Book of All Time” (TRUE FACT). But it’s like getting miffed that when people say that Lord of the Rings is the best fantasy book of all time / Star Wars is the best sci-fi/fantasy/action/epic ever made / The Office* is best the fake comedy documentary set in an office: even tho that taste is subjective and there’s no such thing as objective “facts” about what “the best ever” thing is and (not forgetting the fact most of the time that it’s kind of a stupid debate to have anyway: as if ranking things really helps you to understand them - although there are always exceptions) and who cares anyway? Even tho all that: Watchmen is the best comic of all time. Ok? Deal with it.
Stanisław Lem was a Polish science-fiction writer who thought that contact with alien lifeforms would be nothing like it appears on Star Trek: all easy and sanitized. As a quote from his most famous book Solaris has it: “Any attempt to understand the motivation of these occurrences is blocked by our own anthropomorphism. Where there are no men, there cannot be motives accessible to men.” Or: if something’s not human - it won’t think like us: and it’s pure vanity to assume otherwises. If you take that idea and apply it to the wonderful world of costumed heroes then: you get Supergod (no relation to Grant Morrison’s Supergods). Or if that’s a bit too vague for you - then I’d say this - what if every nation on the planet had a Dr Manhattan? And what would happen if those Dr Manhattans went to war?