The first issue of the first Before Watchmen series is out tomorrow. Minutemen written and penciled by Darwyn Cooke will focus on the early years of the original heroes. You can see a preview of the art here.
Given the publicity surrounding the book, as well as the talent involved, I am sure every comic site will be reviewing the book. To liven things up I’ve created a bingo card for you to use as you read the reviews. Good luck!
I really don’t understand the point of this, but to each their own…I think I’ll take the center square. People are more important than fictional characters and corporations.
-Valerie Gallaher parrots the company line in her promotional piece for Before Watchmen and mounts a spirited defense against an argument that I’ve never read from anyone objecting to the project. They try so hard to make you forget that it’s about the creators, don’t they?
The worst part? I think it’s going to work. Gallaher’s values are shared by most fans of Marvel/DC superhero comics. I think I’m going to have to stay away from the comics blogosphere when this (expensive and well executed) cash grab is released. This may sound cynical, but I expect that many of the mainstream critics who’ve expressed mild concern about the project (not counting those who’ve flat-out objected of course) will come around when the first issue is released.
lovely scare quotes, there(via iamdavidbrothers)
So, Brian Azzarello’s one of the bad guys. Good to know.