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DC Comics Announces “Before the Watchmen”

Early today Dc comics had announced that they will be making a prequel mini series for our favorite characters from Watchmen, these mini series are slated to come out this Summer. This news has gotten everyone talking like The New York Times, Comic Book Resource, USA Today, and many other popular media outlets.

According to Dc Comics blog “The Source”. The mini series will be:


RORSCHACH (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo

MINUTEMEN (6 issues) – Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke

COMEDIAN (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones

DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes

NITE OWL (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert

OZYMANDIAS (6 issues) – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee

SILK SPECTRE (4 issues) – Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner


During this summer one issue from one of these series will come out each week. It is going to be hard for DC to live up to a story as great as Watchmen. But I guess we will have to wait for this summer to see if these prequel mini series will live up to Alan Moore’s story of Watchmen.


Gibbons, who was the original artists of Watchmen, responds to the prequel by saying, “I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire”. But Alan Moore had an opposite reaction to the news he said, “I tend to take this latest development as a kind of eager confirmation that they are still apparently dependent on ideas that I had 25 years ago.” ….. “I do not want money. What I want is for this not to happen. As far as I know, there weren’t that many prequels or sequels to Moby Dick”.

Here are some of the covers that were released today for the prequel mini series:



What do you guys think? Do you think making a Watchmen prequel is a good idea? Do you agree with Alan Moore? Tell us what you think in the comments below.  



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