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#1 Posted by TheSwampThing (17 posts) - - Show Bio

This summer, DC Entertainment will publish all-new stories expanding on the acclaimed WATCHMEN universe. As highly anticipated as they are controversial, the seven inter-connected prequel mini-series will build on the foundation of the original WATCHMEN, the bestselling graphic novel of all time. BEFORE WATCHMEN will be the collective banner for all seven titles, from DC Comics. “It’s our responsibility as publishers to find new ways to keep all of our characters relevant,” said DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. “After twenty five years, the Watchmen are classic characters whose time has come for new stories to be told. We sought out the best writers and artists in the industry to build on the complex mythology of the original.” Stepping up to the challenge is a group of the comic book industry’s most iconoclastic writers and artists – including Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS), Lee Bermejo (JOKER), Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL), Darwyn Cooke (JUSTICE LEAGUE: NEW FRONTIER), John Higgins (WATCHMEN), Adam Hughes (CATWOMAN), J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS), Andy Kubert (FLASHPOINT), Joe Kubert (SGT. ROCK), Jae Lee (BATMAN: JEKYLL AND HYDE), J. Michael Straczynski (SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE) and Len Wein (SWAMP THING). BEFORE WATCHMEN includes: RORSCHACH (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo MINUTEMEN (6 issues) – Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke COMEDIAN (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes NITE OWL (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert OZYMANDIAS (6 issues) – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee SILK SPECTRE (4 issues) – Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner Each week, a new issue will be released, and will feature a two-page back-up story called CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR, written by original series editor Len Wein and with art by original series colorist John Higgins. There will also be a single issue, BEFORE WATCHMEN: EPILOGUE, featuring the work of various writers and artists, and a CRIMSON CORSAIR story by Wein and Higgins. “The original series of WATCHMEN is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire,” said Dave Gibbons, WATCHMEN co-creator and original series artist. “Comic books are perhaps the largest and longest running form of collaborative fiction,” said DiDio and Lee. “Collaborative storytelling is what keeps these fictional universes current and relevant.” Taken from The DCUSource webstite! It's true! The time has come for the return of the Watchmen! How do you guys feel? Happy? Disappointed? Angry?

#2 Posted by BlackArmor (6205 posts) - - Show Bio

So, the dreaded day has arrived......

#3 Posted by The_Tree (8402 posts) - - Show Bio

Hope they turn out great, and don't soil the Watchmen name. DC has assembled some damn fine creative teams.

#4 Posted by nickthedevil (14767 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Hope they turn out great, and don't soil the Watchmen name. DC has assembled some damn fine creative teams.

eh if it doesnt we can always ignore em and pretend it never happened :P

#5 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (921 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought they were just bluffing when I heard the rumors of this a while ago. I guess all we can do is wait and see. On paper the teams look great and obviously everyone won't be pleased, but I hope these aren't just cheap cash grabs, because that is honestly what it looks like.

#6 Posted by _Cain_ (23736 posts) - - Show Bio

Why can't Rorschach have more issues?

#7 Posted by xerox_kitty (17338 posts) - - Show Bio