7.11.15

Before Watchmen Covers: Ozymandias


Before Watchmen Covers: Ozymandias
Art by Jae Lee / Story by Len Wein

WHAT-IS: "Before Watchmen is a series of comic books published by DC Comics in 2012. Acting as a prequel to the 1986 12-issue Watchmen limited series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the project consists of eight limited series and one one-shot (though two were initially planned) for a total of 37 issues.

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias (six issues)
Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee


STORY: "As he awaits the final moment for his master plan to come together, Ozymandias reflects on what brought him there and makes an autobiographical recording of his life that spans 1939-1985 (when the story of Watchmen takes place). We see his early studies and adventures, the beginnings of his financial empire and his crime-fighting career, and his first unnerving encounters with The Comedian and Doctor Manhattan—the latter of which prompted him to build his Antarctic fortress of Karnak, aid in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis, and retire from crime-fighting to concentrate on saving the world at any cost." (Wiki)


(Images via watchmen.wikia.com)

6.11.15

Before Watchmen Covers: Rorschach


Before Watchmen Covers: Rorschach
Art by Lee Bermejo / Story by Brian Azzarello
Cover Artists: Lee Bermejo, Chip Kidd

WHAT-IS: "Before Watchmen is a series of comic books published by DC Comics in 2012. Acting as a prequel to the 1986 12-issue Watchmen limited series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the project consists of eight limited series and one one-shot (though two were initially planned) for a total of 37 issues.

Before Watchmen: Rorschach (four issues)
Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo


STORY: "The story follows Rorschach in New York City, 1977, where his crime-fighting activities cause him to be targeted by a crime lord running drugs and prostitution in the sordid Times Square. While focused on the gang, Rorschach makes the mistake of allowing another predator to operate unchallenged. The story debuted to mixed reviews." (Wiki)


(Images via watchmen.wikia.com)

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