When you hold the rights to a comic book property like the WATCHMEN you know it's only a matter of time before you expand that universe, which is exactly what DC Comics currently has in the works. As you may have heard, DC Comics made the controversial decision to publish BEFORE WATCHMEN, a prequel to the popular WATCHMEN originally written by Alan Moore. The publisher gathered some of the most prominent creators (Lee Bermejo, Brian Azzarello, Amanda Conner) in the industry to elaborate on the backstories of WATCHMEN characters like the Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Doctor Manhattan and the rest.
“We’ve gathered some of the most talented writers and artists to expand on the stories of the most provocative comic book characters of all time,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and panelist Dan DiDio. “The hard part is waiting all the way until June to share the craziness with fans. We just might have to get people talking early about the importance of the five truths.”
The group of books will be launching in June, but we will definitely be getting information on the new titles before then. Earlier today DC Comics announced that many of the BEFORE WATCHMEN creators would be appearing on the C2E2 BEFORE WATCHMEN panel on Saturday, April 14th from 2PM to 3PM.
Are you looking forward to BEFORE WATCHMEN? Do you think that a prequel to Alan Moore's book is a good idea?