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Essential 8 Bleeding Cool Stories – Five Years Of Lying In The Gutters
While the resulting comics hardly set the sales records DC must have been expecting and Before Watchmen seems fated to drift away into obscurity this story cemented once more Bleeding Cool as the leading source for comic news and gossip. Authorship is Censorship – Bleeding Cool in Conversation with Shia Lebeouf I had been following the Shia[...]
A Little Semi-Fisking Of Dan DiDio And Jim Lee
ICV2, ask the question next year when it still hasn't been published…. The first Before Watchmen trades are coming out Did the periodical side meet your expectations? Didio: Absolutely Realistically, when we went out there we had a certain expectation and it exceeded those expectations when it first launched.  They maintained strong numbers all the way through. [...]
The Very Quotable Before Watchmen (UPDATE)
He got the PR package and writes; This week, DC is releasing the first of their Before Watchmen deluxe edition hardcovers.  They're formatted to match the recent deluxe edition reissue of the original Watchmen graphic novel, and it's clear from the trade dress and design that they're doing their best to present these not as after-the-fact[...]
Whatever Happened To The Crimson Corsair?
In case anyone missed Taylor Ramsey's interview the other day, Len Wein talked about exactly what happened with the Before Watchmen Epilogue that DC Comics withdrew from their schedules, but also the reasons he left the Crimson Corsair back up strip intended to run through the back of all the Before Watchmen comics but in[...]
Talking To Len Wein About His Career, His Legacy And Before Watchmen
This is not an easy thing to do as Wein has been in the industry for four decades and has been the subject of renewed interest in recent months, having made a major contribution to DC's Before Watchmen comics, writing Ozymandias and Crimson Corsair. After we got comfy at his table in Artist's Alley, we began[...]
ECCC: Jae Lee And Before Watchmen In The Marvel Style
Gavin Lees writes; Jae Lee made a rare convention appearance at this year's Emerald City Comicon, so I took the opportunity to speak to him about his work on the controversial Before Watchmen series, and what he has planned for the upcoming Superman and Batman series for DC.  Jae graciously answered my questions while entertaining a[...]
An Upside Down Manhattan
Retailers have been warned that Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan #4 will feature several pages "printed upside down" but that "This is part of the storytelling, and should not be considered an error." Probably goes for consumers as well… Retailers have been warned that Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan #4 will feature several pages "printed upside down" but[...]
Rewatching The Watchmen – Tuesday Trending Topics
Watchmen — before, during and after, all in one blog post: Tomorrow, DC Comics published Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5 by Len Wein and Jae Lee Wein was one of the three editors of the original Watchmen, with Dick Giordano and Barbara Kesel also editing the book for periods of time Because Wein resigned over the ending. Most-Read[...]
Len Wein, The Outer Limits And Rewriting Watchmen
Tomorrow, DC Comics publish Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5 by Len Wein and Jae Lee Wein was one of the three editors of the original Watchmen, with Dick Giordano and Barbara Kesel also editing the book for periods of time Because Wein resigned over the ending. Len Wein has spoken out about his unhappiness over it in[...]
Top 100 Comics For December 2012
Apparently we shouldn't have counted Before Watchmen Comedian or  But basically it is as it was last week… but do notice Boom's first entry with their own original comics into the top 100 with Deathmatch, Image's bedding down Walking Dead in the top 30 and Saga fiding a spot in the top sixty alongside My Little[...]
The Bleeding Cool Poll Results For The End Of 2012
Congratulkations all… if congratulations are appropriate. Crassly Commercial Comics Event Of 2012: Before Watchmen Runners Up, Avengers Vs X-Men (following close behind) and Marvel NOW (well behind) Favourite Comic Creator Argy Bargy Of 2012: Scott Snyder And Rob Liefeld Runners Up, both well behind, Chris Roberson And DC Comics and Alan Moore And Grant Morrison Again. Maddest Moment Of 2012:[...]
Cammy's Covers – From Adventure Time to Avengers Arena
Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan #3 (Variant) by Neal Adams Choosing this cover came to be a surprise for me While I appreciate the contributions Neal Adams has made to the comics medium, his style in recent years has been pretty hit-or-miss for me (i.e Batman: Odyssey) That being said, he's totally[...]
Ten Thoughts About Ten Comics – Batman And Robin, Sherlock Holmes, Crossed, Before Watchmen, Caligula, Change, Dan The Unharmable, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four And Avengers Arena
Flashbacks and a narration from an ex-lover provide us the context and even a love story across, well, greater boundaries that have ever been… crossed before. Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan begins to put it all back in the box All the myriad of parallel universe that have been spilling out, trying to repair the resultant realities[...]
Cammy's Covers – From Adventure Time to Uncanny Avengers
It's simple, adorable, and Harrison's tip of the hat to Miyazaki is well played.     Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4 (Variant) by Bruce Timm I swooned so hard when I saw this cover Who isn't a fan of Bruce Timm?? He just knows how to illustrate women, and his specialty is gorgeous crime fighters I'm still kicking myself[...]
BC Mag #1: V2 Vendetta
Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Johnston. Before Watchmen Sandman Zero DC Comics is going back to the past, revisiting the holy of holies to uncover new riches With or without the original creators But after these two monuments, what could be next? Well I've been sent a rather spurious document that may shed some light[...]
The Insult That Man A Man Out Of Moloch
Before Watchmen: Moloch #1 is out today from Joe Michael Straczynski and Eduardo Risso, telling the story of Watchmen's Moloch, from child freak to magician to mobster But it reminded me of something else… remember this?   Well, it's not too far from what happened to Moloch We start with an insult, though in this case, it's[...]
DC Announces Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill by Len Wein and Steve Rude
We are getting seriously close to Before Watchmen: Multi-Legged Chicken Waitress here… DC Comics have announced a new Before Watchmen comic concentrated on Dollar Bill, the bank-sponsored superhero of the Minutemen, who died during a bank robbery when his cape was caught in a revolving door. Did I just spoil the end? MTV reports the comic will be[...]
Cammy's Covers – Before Watchmen To Batgirl
A week late due to NYCC! Sorry! – Rich Cameron Hathaway writes for Bleeding Cool; Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan #2 by Adam Hughes Being inspired from the sci-fi publications of old, Hughes thrills me to no end with this cover depicting two familiar characters in a seemingly familiar genre The explanation of Dr Manhattan's origin as some sort[...]
Cammy's Covers – Fairest To Hypernaturals
Very gorgeous cover, with Adam Hughes once again showing why he's a master at illustrating women. Before Watchmen: Rorschach #2 (Variant) by Jock I wasn't impressed with the main cover, but this variant cover by Jock is fucking awesome! It's like Edvard Munch's The Scream for comic books, because you can really see the horror and intensity[...]
Defending The Indefensible: Before Watchmen
For a lot of people, Before Watchmen is a violation of the canonization of the original classic. Dave Gibbons recently made a few headlines when he said Before Watchmen was "really not canon." Alan Moore turned down a "couple of million dollars" to give the prequels his blessing. That's fine, it's evident the creators involved in Before[...]
Before Watchmen: Moloch #1 Comes Out Of The Darkness
Moloch seems to be present in so many of the Before Watchmen comics, it was about time he got his own title, stepping in to help out on delays to the Nite Owl series, after inker Joe Kubert's passing. Although from the look of this cover by Eduardo Risso for issue 1, he does seem to[...]
Cammy's Covers – Bloodshot To 2000AD
Err, badass! Awfully badass, and manly, and…stuff. Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #3 by Amanda Conner & Paul Mounts This cover really brings the room together, man Focusing on the continuing adventures of a young Silk Spectre in the swinging sixties, we witness young Laurie on her first drug trip it appears It's the colors that really standout,[...]
Twenty Thoughts About Twenty Comics – Ultimate Spider-Man, Phantom Stranger, Archer & Armstrong, Action Comics, Invincible Iron Man, Hawkeye, The Boys, Thief Of Thieves, Epic Kill, Detective Comics, Thor, Before Watchmen, Think Tank, Green Lantern, Amazing Spider-Man, World's Finest, Earth Two, Green Arrow, Batwing And Action Comics,
Be warned. Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre is the one book that has stuck to the famous Watchmen nine panel grid, which pays off this issue as Laurie gets all loved up on LSD and her world starts to twist and turn Still, by far, the most beautiful looking book in the project, and it reads at[...]
Last Week's Comics In Fourteen Panels – Including Mark Millar's Greece
This character that JMS is creating here in BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1, may be rehashing the events of the Watchmen series, but is instead looking at the world as an array of endless possibilities One was eternally a slave to his perception of predestination, the other is enamoured by his complete freedom of alternate[...]
Rorschach's Face In The Clouds From Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1
It was the description from the C2E2 panel on Before Watchmen, describing the opening or Rorschach #1 by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo as "Rorschach's face in the clouds". Well, with the comic shipping on Wednesday, certain copies seem to be escaping into the wild So here's that shot, from page two of Rorschach #1 What[...]