Before Watchmen

Before Watchmen

Comedian/Rorschach

Graphic Novel - 2014
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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. DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further paint the world of WATCHMEN, with this second volume starring two of the most polarizing anti-heroes ever, COMEDIAN and RORSCHACH.

Eisner Award-winning writer and creator of 100 Bullets Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two recognizable characters. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello again teams with superstar artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) to illustrate how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world has ever seen became even darker. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of American history, as we find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around him.

Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH 1-4.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics, [2014]
ISBN: 9781401245139
1401245137
Branch Call Number: BEFORE WATCHMEN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Uniform Title: Comedian/Rorschach

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shoogie
Jun 09, 2017

I wasn't expecting this to be so good. I thought it would be something entertaining to pass the time. The graphic novel is more intense then expected and darker. Even thought provoking at times. It is a good read and still a unique perspective of the genre.

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duane767
May 04, 2015

I would rank the Comedian story here behind the Minutemen as the best of these stories so far. I found the Rorschach story lacking depth, which is surprising considering he is arguably, strangely enough, the most popular of all of these characters.

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angeye87
Jul 03, 2014

Loved it! Two of my favorite characters! I love how Rorschach's story is written, his point of view is always entertaining. It was nice seeing another layer to him with the girl in the diner. The comedian is one of the hardest characters to like. He's a pretty interesting guy though, and I'm glad I got to see more of his story! Both stories were very well written :) If you liked the Watchmen you should def check it out!

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tj_is_cool
Dec 04, 2013

Never like Watchmen, so this is not good as well.

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