Some have argued that the film ending to Watchmen was superior to the comic because
Dozens of major cities around the world were attacked, instead of just one, making it clear that Dr. Manhattan was against all nations, and that he was not acting under the authority of the Americans or any other nation.
However in the graphic novel
“The Squid” was sent to New York City only, and other cities were untouched.
I’m going to assume that in the graphic novel, attacking more than one city was logistically impossible and/or deemed counter-productive to the ultimate goal. If that’s the case, why was New York attacked and not Moscow or some other city?
Was it just a matter of the perpetrator’s personal preference? Or is there some reason that Moscow would not have been a viable target?