those Before Watchmen comics

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Are we pretending they do not exist? I am reading the first issues of each one as they come out. Thus far I kind of liked Nite Owl and Minutemen and thought the other two were rubbish.

The New Dirty Vicar, Saturday, 30 June 2012 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes, I am glaring at them on the counter and on the shelves and pretending that, yes.

mh, Saturday, 30 June 2012 23:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I only picked up MINUTEMEN because of Darwyn Cooke's art. And it's nice, and there's some nice moments in it, helping to flesh out the characters. But honestly, I'd rather be reading something else he did.

Matt M., Sunday, 1 July 2012 03:29 (six years ago) Permalink

totally, willfully ignoring these

one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, 1 July 2012 14:39 (six years ago) Permalink

I didn't think any of them have been particularly bad, but then DC have been steadily lowering my standards and/or expectations for nearly a year now.

Desire is withered away from the sons of men! (aldo), Sunday, 1 July 2012 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

I have read four. Two of them are dull in a "who gives a shit?" kind of way, viz, "Comedian" and "Silk Spectre". "Nite Owl" and "Minutemen" are actually somewhat entertaining.

The New Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 1 July 2012 15:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, I am just repeating myself.

The New Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 1 July 2012 15:20 (six years ago) Permalink

a) there is less than no creative reason for these to exist
b) they're scabwork by cunts

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Sunday, 1 July 2012 15:46 (six years ago) Permalink

totally, willfully ignoring these

― one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:39 AM (1 hour ago)

ditto

Neil Jung (WmC), Sunday, 1 July 2012 15:52 (six years ago) Permalink

I think the blanket opposition to the Before Watchmen comics is maybe a bit precious... it's not like Watchmen itself was conjured up ex nihilo from entirely original characters.

On the other hand, the Before Watchmen comics are not actually that good.

The New Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 1 July 2012 20:58 (six years ago) Permalink

the stuff ive heard about the Comedian one makes it sound next-level awful... theres a scene where he cries when JFK is assassinated

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Sunday, 1 July 2012 21:08 (six years ago) Permalink

it's not like Watchmen itself was conjured up ex nihilo from entirely original characters.

yeah good point, these are all very loosely based on the Watchmen characters, with absolutely no actual drawing from any plot elements from Watchmen at all, and not a single character name, series name, or overall branding using any Watchmen character names or the word "Watchmen." well spotted.

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Sunday, 1 July 2012 22:13 (six years ago) Permalink

and thank goodness they're not! because that would be the only possible objection anyone could have to them.

the hat's filthy lesson (sic), Sunday, 1 July 2012 22:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Wait, I thought the insinuation in the original Watchmen was that he killed JFK

mh, Monday, 2 July 2012 00:51 (six years ago) Permalink

It was certainly suggested.

Matt M., Monday, 2 July 2012 02:51 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Oof. Didn't think it could get worse.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 20 August 2012 07:58 (five years ago) Permalink

They must be pretty damn good, if use of a stock photo is a serious complaint!

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 20 August 2012 08:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I actually quite liked the Rorschach one (although the line as a whole is still pointless).

passive-aggressive display name (aldo), Monday, 20 August 2012 10:38 (five years ago) Permalink


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