It's been almost three months since DC Comics released the first issues of its hefty set of Watchmen prequel books, Before Watchmen, and the comics are still generating both controversy and sales. But despite the big reaction, it seems seven prequel series weren't enough for DC, because they just added one more.
We've already seen what The Comedian and Rorschach and a few other Watchmen heroes were up to before we met them in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons classic miniseries—but what about Dr. Manhattan? Well, he's the star of the last of the seven comics in the inter-connected Before Watchmen series, and we've got the first look right here.
As arguably the most badass character in the original Watchmen, many fans have wondered how Before Watchmen would handle the gritty, masked crime fighter Rorschach in the prequel series. If the first four pages are any indication, this definitely looks like the man we remember.
We already knew original Watchmen creator Alan Moore isn't a fan of the new Before Watchmen run of prequel comics. He's so opposed, in fact, that he apparently turned down about $2 million when DC asked for his blessing. Now that's sticking to your convictions.
Love it or hate it, the controversial prequel series Before Watchmen is here to stay—and the journey continues with the latest issue of the six-part Minutemen run. Want to check out the first five pages now?
The cool panels just keep coming, and now we know what to expect at Day 3 of San Diego Comic-Con 2012, coming up July 12-15.
Original Watchmen creator Alan Moore's hatred for the prequel series Before Watchmen has been well-documented, but this hilarious puppet skit offers up a new perspective on what the acclaimed writer really thinks.
The Comedian has never really been known for his scruples about killing, and the first issue of his Before Watchmen series uses that to add another layer to his place in American mythology. According to The Comedian writer Brian Azzarello, it seems he was responsible for one of the most famous deaths of the '60s. SPOILERS AHEAD!
The first installment of Before Watchmen hit last week with Minutemen, and now we have the first five pages of the second series run Silk Spectre. So how does it look?
The world has grumbled, complained and gotten excited for months—and tomorrow, we finally get to dig into the first issue of Before Watchmen. But, if you don't want to wait, you can check out the first five pages right now.