So far, Before Watchmen has been one of the most interesting events in 2012. Controversial, certainly, but also very good! Two of the #1 issues last month — Silk Spectre and Minutemen — were in our Top Twenty! And this week sees the beginning of the fifth series: Ozymandias. This one, featuring the story’s original baddie, is being written by series editor (and original Watchmen editor) Len Wein. Just don’t call it a reboot!
“To me, a reboot is what DC is essentially doing with the New 52, which is changing costumes, origins, relationships, essentially looking at old characters through new eyes,” Wein said recently. “What we’re doing is filling in a lot of the blank spaces in a story that has already, to some degree, been told. There were still a lot of gaps in the histories of Watchmen‘s characters, and events only mentioned in passing or touched on briefly in the original story. We’re filling in those gaps in the most creative and inventive ways we can.”
BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #1 (OF 6)
Written by Len Wein
Art by Jae Lee, John Higgins
"I have goals to achieve. Dreams to make come true." Plus, a new Crimson Corsair backup feature from writer Len Wein and artist John Higgins!
DC Comics’ Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1 comes out this Wednesday!