Watchmen #1, DC Comics, September 1986. This week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick is Watchmen #1. The...Read More
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases September ’86. The Watchmen gets the cover, and justly so, using Gibbon’s first ad image for the series. The History Of The DC Universe gets the back cover, and lots of interesting items in between.Read More
On the heels of its first two Before Watchmen titles, Minute Men and Silk Spectre, last week DC released the third entry in its set of prequel stories plotted before Alan Moore’s infamous Watchmen series. The Comedian follows suit comparably to the previous Before Watchmen books in their portrayal of the principal characters’ lives leading into Moore’s work, and while each has added considerable layers to pre-existing elements of the plot and the respective character histories, inevitably they suffer from the same affliction inherent to the premise of these talesRead More
The doomsday clock has finally struck midnight and the Watchmen prequels are finally upon us. From general observations it would seem nuclear war didn’t accompany the release of the first issue of Cooke’s Minute Men mini-series, nor has a similar catastrophic event occurred upon the release of Silk Spectre #1. Aimed to expand the past leading up to Alan Moore’s seminal Watchmen, a number of creators have thrown their names into the figurative, perhaps literal, fire of fan’s scorn upon attaching themselves to these projects, including Watchmen editor Len Wein who provides the Curse of the Crimson Corsair back-up story.Read More
Let’s face a simple fact. If you look up and down Diamond’s top selling books, it’s made up of numerous DC titles, some choice Marvel titles, and from there, a selection of niche books which have their cemented places in fans’ comic shop pull lists.Read More
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