Before Watchmen: Comedian / Rorschach TP, Paperback Book

Before Watchmen: Comedian / Rorschach TP Paperback

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A New York Times Best Seller! The controversial, long-awaitedprequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here:Before Watchmen!

For over twenty years, the back stories of the nowiconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel haveremained a mystery - until now!

DC Comics has assembled the greatestcreators in the industry to further paint the world of Watchmen, withthis second volume starring two of the most polarizing anti-heroes ever,Comedian and Rorschach.

Eisner Award-winning writer and creator of 100 Bullets BrianAzzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two recognizablecharacters.

In Rorschach, Azzarello again teams with superstar artist LeeBermejo (Joker, Luthor, Batman/Deathblow) to illustrate howone of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world has ever seen became evendarker. And Comedian, featuring art by J.G. Jones (Final Crisis,Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of Americanhistory, as we find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassinationrevolve around him.

Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian #1-6 and Before Watchmen:Rorschach #1-4.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9781401245139



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So far I think this may be my favorite Watchmen prequel. I started off skeptical of the Before Watchmen collection, but they have been winning me over, this set specifically. I really enjoyed getting some more back story on the Comedian and Rorschach. The Comedian's is dark and gritty, obviously, and has a neat connection to the Kennedy presidency. Rorschach's story is almost even better, I've always been curious about his origins and some of the scenes in here really humanize him and give him some depth. Reading these just makes me appreciate the series even more.