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Get a taste of what you can expect in stores this week.

There's been a bit of talk about the BEFORE WATCHMEN prequels. Right or wrong, it's a great comic. We got the chance last month to read all the first issues and the results weren't much of a surprise. There is an amazing list of creators involved with each limited series. You can see they've put in the time and effort to make it something good.

USA TODAY posted a preview for MINUTEMEN #1. It's Darwyn Cooke. He naturally has a feel for the time period pieces. This is a comic you'll want to pick up this week.


Written by Darwyn Cooke

Backup Written by Len Wein

Art by Darwyn Cooke

Backup Art by John Higgins

Cover by Darwyn Cooke

Color/B&W: Color

Page Count: 32

U.S. Price: 3.99

On Sale Date: Jun 6, 2012

“Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.”

Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

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Posted by thesleuth

Looks alright!

Posted by The Poet


Posted by microwave25

Yeah I think this series has the most potential to be great.

Posted by DDangelico

This is the one I'm the most excited about, and I'm pleased to see it looks like it could be really great!

Posted by revbucky

I like it!!

Posted by Kal'smahboi

This is the only one I plan to read. I think it looks terrific.

Posted by Billy Batson

Darwyn Cooke. That is all,

Posted by Ganthetsward20

Seems fantastic

Posted by BatBen9135

This really is the only Before Watchmen book that I might pick up in paper back. I could care less about the rest.

Posted by Mad_Wolverine

This cements my belief that Before Watchmen will be a HUGE success.

Posted by _Cain_

@microwave25 said:

Yeah I think this series has the most potential to be great.

That goes to Rorschach actually lol.

But yes, This looks amazing

Edited by Suprman

Honestly if this wasn't being done by Darwyn Cooke, it probably wouldn't work. He has a particular flair for doing period pieces. I liked his DC, The New Frontier but I wasn't a huge fan of it. Hopefully I'll feel different about this series.


Definite pick-up!

Posted by Rorschach2814

Cooke probably is the only one who could do this book right, which gives me hope for the other before watchmen books At least they are trying to put the right talent in the right spots it seems.

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Posted by TheReaper111

i like the silhouette's new look :D

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Darwyn Cooke, the writing's great and the art looks so awesome. I'm really gonna be glued to all info about this since I've opted to wait to get all TPs later on instead of single issues now. So far so good I say!

Posted by htb106

that looks really good!

Is it the same art from Robin: Year one?

Posted by Mumbles

cooke owns all

Posted by Liara

I think it has great potential. I'm really looking forward to read it myself

Posted by KidSupreme

i have it and still have not read it .. i'll wait till i get all of them