|Who didn't see this coming?|
I talked about it on our podcast before but there is plenty of story-telling opportunity with this universe. The project has some amazing artists and writers who are perfectly suited to the project. Brian Azzarello on the Rorschach series is an inspiring force in the comic book world, and if you've ever read 100 Bullets you'll know what I mean. Will it be good? More than likely. Will it match the original? Not likely. Watchmen is like the bible for comic book fans with messages and subtext that still run true to this day. Nerds will be up in arms about this and whilst I'll be approching with a nervous curiosity lets remember that the bible had the old and new testament. A bit of a stretch but whatever!
Before Watchmen currently includes:
-Rorschach (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello ( 100 Bullets) Artist: Lee Bermejo (Joker )
-Comedian (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones (Final Crisis )
-Dr. Manhattan (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One) Artist: Adam Hughes (Catwoman)
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. Before Watchmen will be the collective banner for all seven titles, from DC Comics.