Thursday, February 2, 2012
In a move that is undoubtedly both controversial and exciting, DC Entertainment has officially announced a new prequel series to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal comic book series work "WATCHMEN". Unified under the banner entitled "BEFORE WATCHMEN", seven prequel miniseries will be released that will tell tales that exist within the Watchmen universe, and will feature the likes of J. Michael Straczynski, Andy Kubert, Brian Azzarello, and Darwyn Cooke.
The titles to be released are as follows:
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
There will also be a back up story in the form of CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR, which runs for two-pages at the end of every issue released. After all is said and done, a single issue called BEFORE WATCHMEN: EPILOGUE will be released, and will also feature a Crimson Corsair back up. For more info and details on this development, visit the source post at DC's official blog The Source and Bleeding Cool!