“Before Watchmen” Has Release Dates

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I’m sure that even if you weren’t too thrilled about the prospect of Before Watchmen, you have been keeping an eye on just when this series of prequel mini-series will be released, so you can either rage at DC for bringing this unnecessary prequel into the world, or read it, and find out that some of it just might actually be good. 

Anyway, DC have now released solicits for four of the mini-series which will be hitting the shelves in all good comic stores this summer. More after the cut. 

 

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The solicitation info is as follows:

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1
Written by DARWYN COOKE
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
“Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.”

BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #1
Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
“Oh sweetie, you’re too young to hate. Wait until you’re older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it won’t let you down.”

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by J.G. JONES
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
“I’m a funny guy…”

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE KUBERT
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
“The hero known to the public only as Nite Owl announced his retirement today.”

You can read the full solicitations at the source, which also details just who are providing the lovely 1:25 variant covers, alongside the news that each issue will also have a 1:200 variant by Jim Lee too. 

Oh, and regarding Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan, DC have merely stated that they will be released in the summer, which was a given I thought. 

I’m still on the fence regarding these minis. I’m not against them, but I didn’t really want them either. I’ll probably end up checking a couple of them out anyway.

[DCU Blog

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