DC Entertainment has announced plans to publish Before Watchmen, a “seven inter-connected prequel mini-series” to the popular graphic novel, Watchmen. The announcement, however, has not come without controversy. The New York Times has quoted original Watchmen creator Alan Moore, who is not involved with the project, as saying the new series is “completely shameless.” The mini-series will be released by DC Comics in Summer 2012. All seven cover images are available to view online now.
To see the covers and read exclusive interviews with the writers of the seven mini-series, as well as the CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR back-up story to be featured in each issue, visit the following media outlets.
• USA Today: RORSCHACH – Interview with writer Brian Azzarello
• LA Times Hero Complex: MINUTEMEN – Interview with writer/artist Darwyn Cooke
• The New York Times: THE COMEDIAN – Interview with writer Brian Azzarello
• Entertainment Weekly: SILK SPECTRE – Interview with writer Darwyn Cooke
• The Hollywood Reporter: NITE OWL – Interview with writer J. Michael Straczynski
• Wired: OZYMANDIAS – Interview with writer Len Wein
• Comic Book Resources: DR. MANHATTAN – Interview with writer J. Michael Straczynski
• Associated Press: CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR – Interview with writer Len Wein and artist John Higgins