Before Watchmen Deluxe Edition Hardcovers Will Be Released In July
Last Summer, DC made waves when they launched the Before Watchmen line of mini-series expanding on Watchmen. All the titles were fairly well received to start out so controversial. Now all of the Before Watchmen stories are being collected in Deluxe Edition hardcovers. Each hardcover will see two of the series partnered up to give readers over 200 pages of story. This July will see the release of Minutemen/Silk Spectre, Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair, Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan, and Comedian/Rorschach. Each edition retails for around $29.99. You can read about the release dates and what each collection holds below. The covers to each book are from Chip Kidd, best known for his works as a designer and art director. Will you be picking these hardcovers up?
On sale June 26, 2013 comic stores / July 2, 2013 everywhere books are sold:
BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1-6 written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #1-4 written by Cooke and Amanda Conner with eye popping art by Amanda Conner. MINUTEMEN explores the formation of the team and the fictional tell all book “Under the Hood”, while SILK SPECTRE is a coming of age story that explores Laurie’s complicated relationship with her mother.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS/CRIMSON CORSAIRcollects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6 written by Len Wein with incredible art by Jae Lee, which follows Adrian Veidt’s journey to wealth, power and becoming the smartest man on earth as Ozymandias and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DOLLAR BILL #1 written by Wein with art by Kirby and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Rude, which sees washed up college athlete Bill Brady’s rise to real life crime-fighter and member of the Minutemen. This book also collects every issue of the 2-page back-up story TALES OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR written by Wein and original series colorist John Higgins and illustrated by Higgins.
On sale July 10, 2013 comic stores / July 16, 2013 everywhere books are sold:
BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL/DR. MANHATTAN collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1-4 written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by the father and son team, Joe and Andy Kubert along with Bill Sienkiewicz, in a fitting story that follows David Dreiberg as he takes the mantle and learns to become the new Nite Owl, BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN #1-4 written by Straczynski with stunning art by Adam Hughes, which follows Dr. Manhattan as he examines his past, present and future through the science of space and time, and BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1-2 written by Straczynski with art by Eduardo Risso, which follows the titular character from his troubled childhood to his time as a vaudeville magician and finally as a crime lord battling the Minutemen.
BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN/RORSCHACH collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1-6 written by Brian Azzarello with art by J.G. Jones, which weaves historical figures and events into the story and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH #1-4 written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo, takes a gritty look at the face of the anti-hero.