DC Plans Prequels to Watchmen Series For Summer 2012, See The Before Watchmen Cover Gallery Here

This summer, DC Entertainment will publish all-new stories expanding on the acclaimed Watchmen universe. As highly anticipated as they are controversial, the seven inter-connected prequel mini-series will build on the foundation of the original Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time. Before Watchmen will be the collective banner for all seven titles, from DC Comics.

Stepping up to the challenge is a group of the comic book industry’s most iconoclastic writers and artists – including Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Joker), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Darwyn Cooke (Justice League: New Frontier), John Higgins (Watchmen), Adam Hughes (Catwoman), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Andy Kubert (Flashpoint), Joe Kubert (Sgt. Rock), Jae Lee (Batman: Jeckyl and Hyde), J. Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One) and Len Wein (Swamp Thingf).

Before Watchmen includes:

Rorschack (4 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: Lee Bermejo

Minutemen (6 issues) – Writer/Artist: Darwyn Cooke

Comedian (6 issues) – Writer: Brian Azzarello. Artist: J.G. Jones

Dr. Manhattan (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes

Nite Owl (4 issues) – Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert

Ozymandias (6 issues) – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: Jae Lee

Silk Spectre (4 issues) – Writer: Darwyn Cooke. Artist: Amanda Conner

Curse of The Crimson Corsair – Writer: Len Wein. Artist: John Higgins

Each week, a new issue will be released, and will feature a two-page back-up story called Curse of The Crimson Corsair, written by original series editor Len Wein and with art by original series colorist John Higgins. There will also be a single issue, Before Watchmen: Epilogue, featuring the work of various writers and artists, and a Crimson Corsair story by Wein and Higgins.

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