Before Watchmen : Minutemen / Silk Spectre Paperback
by Darwyn Cooke
A New York Times Best Seller! The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here: Before Watchmen!
For over twenty years, the back stories of the now iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel have remained a mystery - until now!
The critically acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning creator of DC: The New Frontier, Darwyn Cooke, lends his talents to Minutemen.
As the predecessor to the Watchmen, the Minutemen were assembled to fight against a world that have more and more rapidly begun to spin out of control.
Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin? Silk Spectre takes an introspective look at the Watchmen feature player's struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre.
With gorgeous art by co-writer and illustrator Amanda Conner (Power Girl, The Pro), Silk Spectre takes a very different perspective at the world of Before Watchmen. It collects Before Watchmen: Minutemen numbered 1-6 and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre numbered 1-4.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, chiefly Illustrations (colour)
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication Date: 17/06/2014
- Category: Superheroes
- ISBN: 9781401245122
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Review by ecataldi
Soo glad that I found this gem at Half Price Books! It's been a few years since I read Watchmen and this prequel really got me in the mood to re-read it. There are several prequels but this one focuses on the Minutemen and Silk Spectre. The firdt half of the graphic novel is told from the viewpoint of an elderly Hollis (Nite Owl) as he writes his tell all book about his time in the Minutemen. He recalls the history of each of his masked friends and some of the major crimes that they solved. It was really nice getting more of a back story on Ursula (the silhouette) and some of the other characters. The second part of the graphic novel focuses on Silk Spectre's beginnings. It starts in her adolescence and follows though her teenage years. She becomes a hippie, meets a boy, and runs away from her mom's imposing nature. It's a fantastic book and one I will definitely come back to and reread.