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)
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