Before Watchmen: Minutemen / Silk Spectre TP, Paperback Book

Before Watchmen: Minutemen / Silk Spectre 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!

The critically acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning creator of DC: The NewFrontier, Darwyn Cooke, lends his talents to Minutemen.

As thepredecessor to the Watchmen, the Minutemen were assembled to fight against aworld that have more and more rapidly begun to spin out of control.

Can theseheroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely differentattitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin? Silk Spectre takes an introspective look at the Watchmen featureplayer's struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered pathtoward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre.

With gorgeous art by co-writer andillustrator Amanda Conner (Power Girl, The Pro), SilkSpectre takes a very different perspective at the world of BeforeWatchmen. Collects Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1-6 and Before Watchmen:Silk Spectre #1-4.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Superheroes
  • ISBN: 9781401245122



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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.