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DC finally announces BEFORE WATCHMEN

After what seemed like years of rumors DC Comics confirmed today the prequel project, now called Before Watchmen. While release dates, formats and pricing have yet to be released, DC did announce 7 separate miniseries all under the Before Watchmen banner. They include:
RORSCHACH (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
Issues will be released so that there will be a new one every week, and each will include two pages of a separate, continuing backup story,Curse of the Crimson Corsair, by Wein, with art by Watchmen colorist John Higgins. A single-issue Before Watchmen: Epilogue will also be a part of the prequel series, featuring several of the writers and artists involved.


Dave Gibbons, co-creator and artist of the original Watchmen series released this statement in conjunction with DC's announcement:
“The original series of Watchmen is the complete story that Alan Moore and I wanted to tell. However, I appreciate DC’s reasons for this initiative and the wish of the artists and writers involved to pay tribute to our work. May these new additions have the success they desire,”

With the announcement came a gallery of cover images for some of the miniseries.






















More of the images are available after the break.









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