Press Release The original cover art for Watchmen #1 – the issue that began the most influential graphic novel series of the 1980s – is expected to bring $100,000+ as part of Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Signature® Auction Feb. 21-22 in New York. The cover art for issues #2 and #3, along with a color cover guide for issue #1, are also featured in the grouping, which comes to auction from The Shamus Modern Masterworks Collection.
Or – “Still Can’t Believe What Last Issue Implied About Events Behind The Scenes…” I have said over and over that I can’t understand why DC chose to do the Before Watchmen project, much less so very much of it. I just didn’t really see that there were that many stories left untold. Last issue very shockingly reminded me that there were at least a couple of things I hadn’t considered, but the jury was out as to whether that was a good thing. What’s the final word? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Have you ever wanted to own the iconic cover from Watchmen #1? Well that piece and more from Dave Gibbon’s work on Alan Moore’s Watchmen could soon be hanging in your Nerd Room of Doom if you come out on top of a bidding war.
Or – “I Honestly Forgot That This Wasn’t Over Yet…” I was very surprised to find this book in my pull list for the week. For the last couple of months, real world issues have caused me to focus on things other than my collection, and the weekly comics delivery has fallen somewhat low on my list. Generally, if I haven’t been reviewing it, I haven’t read it yet, and for some reason, my brain thought Before Watchmen to be over already. Is the general comic-reading public in the same boat as me? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC’s attempt at capitalizing on the success of Watchmen with the release of the prequel series has been successful in a purely monetary sense. Each new release has been, for the most part, a top seller, all the while receiving lukewarm reviews from critics and fans alike. Find out if the Dr. Manhattan outing breaks the mold of mediocrity after the jump!
Nite Owl and Rorschach are back after a strong outing in the much talked about Before Watchmen series of books. Will issue two hold up or will it flounder in its second issue? Major Spoilers is putting on its owl googles and giving you the answer.
Or – “The Mood Is About To Change.” Last month’s glimpse of Eddie Blake in the early 60’s was shocking in all the right ways, leaving our main character destroyed by the events of 11/23/63. The days of prosperity and hopefulness are ending for The Comedian, and more tragedy is lurking in his future… Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
DC Comics has released the variant covers for upcoming Before Watchmen series, including Jim Steranko’s Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1.
Or – “Not Pronounced Ozzie Davis…” Of all the characters in the original Watchmen story, none is quite as complicated and fascinating as Adrian Veidt, a self-made man who does the unthinkable in the name of the greater good. What insight will his solo series bring to the mind of the world’s smartest man? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
Or – “I Just Realized That He Was Always Dead In The Original…” The death of Edward Blake in the original Watchmen is the moment that catalyzes the story into action, and it is he who most represents the complicated mix of positive and negative traits that make all of Watchmen’s characters so fascinating. Major Spoilers has the review of his new miniseries, can it keep up the goodwill earned by the first two Before Watchmen #1s?
Or – “My Favorite Watchmen Character…” Laurie Juspeczyk is a problematic character. She’s foul-mouthed, short-tempered, inappropriate, and highly flawed. In short, she’s the everyman glue that holds the extraordinary sorts of Watchmen together. While her story is reliant upon the other cast-members, the primary characters of the book become reliant upon her as well. Can the incredibly talented team of Conner & Cooke get her right?
Did you get the first issue of Before Watchmen? Did you read the official Major Spoilers review? Are you looking for more Before Watchmen in your life? Looks like DC has some good news for you.