Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner
Series: Before Watchmen
Published by DC Comics on January 1, 2013
Genres: Comics, Politics, Mystery
Pages: 288 : Hardback
Source: Borrowed from my local library
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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 had been the subject of much debate and theorizing. Now, DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further paint the world of WATCHMEN, starting with this first volume starring MINUTEMEN and SILK SPECTRE.
The critically acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning creator of DC: THE NEW FRONTIER Darwyn Cooke lends his talents MINUTEMEN. As the predecessor to the Watchmen, the Minutemen were assembled to fight against a world that have more and more rapidly begun to spin out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin?
SILK SPECTRE takes an introspective look at the WATCHMEN feature player’s struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre. With gorgeous art by co-writer and illustrator Amanda Conner (POWER GIRL, The Pro), SILK SPECTRE takes a very different perspective at the world of BEFORE WATCHMEN.
Again, another wonderful prequel to the Watchmen series! I wasn’t as interested in the Minutemen’s story, but I guess it is a huge part of the entire Watchmen series. It was good nonetheless, and I really like the way it was illustrated and written, better than the first prequels I read so that was entertaining. I think why I’m so drawn to these (no pun intended) is they’re so colorful and beautifully drawn out.
On the other hand, I actually didn’t end up liking Silk Spectre prequel. It took place when Laurie was younger and in high school and after that a bit, but I just wasn’t interested in her story I guess. It sort of fell flat for me. I think that’s my own fault though and I’m just not interested in her character that much.