Last summer, DC kicked off the multiple titles to tell the stories that took place before the seminal Alan Moore work “Watchmen.” Those series are now being collected into delux hardcovers and DC has released the cover art from Chip Kidd’s, which you can see after the jump!

A renowned designer and art director, Kidd is widely known for creating the jackets for such books as Michael Chricton’s Jurassic Park and The Lost World, Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, David Sedaris’ Naked and Gerard Jones’ Men of Tomorrow. However, he’s also worked extensively in the comics arena, designing the covers for Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Vertical Inc.’s Osamu Tezuka line, and Dave Gibbons’ Watching the Watchmen (for which he also designed the interiors), as well as the logos and trade dress for All-Star Superman and All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder. Most recently, Kidd created a variant cover for Before Watchmen: Rorschach #3.

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The four collections will release in pairs with Minuteman/Silk Spectre and Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair releasing in comic stores June 26 and everywhere else July 2. The Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan and Comedian/Rorschach will go on sale July 10 in comic stores and July 16 everywhere else.

via CBR

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3 Comments

  1. Firefox
    April 8, 2013 at 11:51 am — Reply

    so I guess the one-shot Dollar Bill comic isn’t getting the trade treatment.

    • Andrew
      April 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm — Reply

      Or the Moloch 2 issue mini.

      • JW
        April 25, 2013 at 1:16 am — Reply

        No, both Dollar Bill and Moloch are collected. Look at the credits on the book, the Len Wein one has Steve Rude’s name on it (he drew the Dollar Bill one-shot) and JMS’ book has Eduardo Risso’s name (he drew the Moloch mini).

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