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Before Watchmen Begins Today - World Doesn't End

Written by Jude Terror on Wednesday, June 06 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Before Watchmen Begins Today - World Doesn't End

The Watchmen prequels hit comic shops today but did not, as some feared, bring about th apocalypse.



This reporter was shocked to wake up this morning and... well, just to wake up this morning, because I was sure, based on internet reactions for the last several months, that the release of DC's Watchmen Prequels, Before Watchmen, would bring about doomsday. However, as I sit on my sunny California porch and type this snarky article, I can't help but notice that my apartment building has not tumbled into the sea, and I'm relatively certain that the people walking down my street are not, in fact, infected by a zombie apocalypse virus (though I'm fairly certain at least one is on PCP). This shocking news may come as a disappointment to some, but perhaps it is time to admit, however implausible, that the exploitation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' magnum opus Watchmen through cash-grabbing prequel comics, while distasteful, is not that important in the grand scheme of things.

The Outhouse attempted to reach Alan Moore for comment, but his beard informed us that he had already been "raptured" three weeks ago.

The Before Watchmen comics in shops this month are:

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
1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
"Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all."
Plus: Don't miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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
1:25 Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
"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."
Plus: Don't miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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
1:25 Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
"I'm a funny guy..."
Plus: Don't miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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
1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
"The hero known to the public only as Nite Owl announced his retirement today."
Plus: Don't miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.


Before Watchmen Begins Today - World Doesn't End

Before Watchmen Begins Today - World Doesn't End

Before Watchmen Begins Today - World Doesn't End

Before Watchmen Begins Today - World Doesn't End

Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror

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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably.  Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work.  Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.

 


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