As we discover that DC is making the Alan Moore creations The Watchmen more and more a part of the DC Universe, frankly, I’m happy, although I’m sure Mr. Moore is not. For more on this subject, check out this link here at MajorSpoilers.com. Many comics fans, some of them here at this site, aren’t all that thrilled with the idea of this taking place. After all, The Watchmen has been a powerful and unique experience for us, and even the Before Watchmen event didn’t quite live up to the series that it was to explore. Well, at least I
Or – “Wrapping Things Up With A Whimper, Rather Than A Bang…” The last issue of this series is, seemingly, the last issue of the mixed bag that is Before Watchmen. It’s a few weeks late, but was it worth the wait? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
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!
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!
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.
Or – “Where We See How DC Plans To Follow A Very Tough Act…” Watchmen has, for many years, been held up as an example of ‘comics done right.’ At least part of that appeal is the fact that the story has a beginning, a middle and a transition to a new beginning (because, as Jon Osterman reminds us in the text, “nothing ever ends.”) 25 years later, the world of ‘Watchmen’ is once again in play, without the original creators, and the comics community can talk about little else. Major Spoilers wonders if they’re going to deepen the characters