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  • Published: 24 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781401285517
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1064
  • RRP: $199.99
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Before Watchmen Omnibus


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The New York Times best-selling prequels to the best-selling graphic novel Watchmen are collected together for the first time and in a special DC hardcover Omnibus.

Takes a look at the world before the critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen, by some of comics' top talents, including Eisner Award-winning authors Brian Azzarello and Darwyn Cooke, multi-award winning authors Len Wein and Michael Straczynski. With art from Joe Kubert, Amanda Conner, J.G. Jones, Lee Bermejo, Adam Hughes, Jae Lee and John Higgins.

Dive deeper into the world of Watchmen by following the famous characters around in their own solo stories. Witness Rorschach's story to see how one of the most dangerous vigilantes in the comics world started down his dark path. Find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around the Comedian. Take an introspective look at Silk Spectre as she struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre.

Find all of this and more when you discover what happened before Watchmen in Before Watchmen Omnibus. Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian #1-6, Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1-4, Before Watchmen: Minutemen #1-6, Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1-4, Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1-4, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1-4, Before Watchmen: Moloch #1-2, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1-6, Before Watchmen: Crimson Corsair #1 and Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1.

  • Pub date: 24 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781401285517
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1064
  • RRP: $199.99

About the Authors

Len Wein

Len Wein co-created SWAMP THING early in a writing career that has included work on every major hero and villain at both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. As a writer, Wein is also credited with co-creating Wolverine for Marvel and Lucius Fox for DC. Wein was one of the editors on WATCHMEN, and has also been Editor-in-Chief at both Marvel Comics and Disney Comics before settling in to a successful career writing comic books and animation. His recent work for DC Comics include DC UNIVERSE: LEGACIES and BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS.


Praise for Before Watchmen Omnibus

“"BEFORE WATCHMEN has been an unqualified success."—Mtv Geek "Azzarello is a perfect fit to give someone as unbalanced as The Comedian a back story."— Huffington Post "I should have realized that if there was any writer able to take a genuinely bad person and make him endearing, it's Azzarello."—IGN ”


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