When DC announced the 'Before Watchmen', fans began to freak! Why? Many felt a sequel or even a prequel would tarnish the legacy of the original material.
I was not one of those!!! Considering the fact that I'm probably the only comic fan who didn't like the 'Watchmen', i don't have strong feeling either way.
I wasn't shocked at the backlash but i was at the stance that many people took. With a huge list of talent on board how could fans not count the days until its release? Of course Alan Moore wanted nothing to do with it. He didn't think it was right to do considering he didn't approve! Did he remember the fact that he created the 'Watchmen' series based on Charlton characters newly acquired by DC at the time? Do the fans?
Well I hope folks changed their 'moral stands' because if so then they are missing some incredible books featuring comics best creators!
Minutemen # 1 - As a writer Darwyn Cooke shows here he has a great understanding of the characters, as an artist he captures the feel of the golden age like no other! 5 out of 5!
Silk Spectre #1 - This is a touching story by Darwyn Cooke and incredibly drawn by Amanda Connor! This issue could easily have gone all 'Disney and drama filled', but it was a beautiful story! These two could write and draw a grocery list and make it perfect. 5 out of 5!
Comedian #1 - I was shocked at how much i loved this issue! With Brian Azzarello's ability to tell deep stories and J.G. Jones' realistic art, what would you expect? i didn't expect this... 5 out of 5!
So don't be such an idealist! No matter what you think of the books, it will never change the original 'Watchmen' and how you feel about it. But don't snap to a decision because everyone else is bagging on it and it seems like a cool thing to do, read and make up your mind for yourself!