Author(s): Darwyn Cooke
The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all-time are finally here: Before Watchmen! For over twenty years, the back stories of the now iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon's landmark graphic novel have remained a mystery - until now! Now, DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further paint the world of Watchmen, starting with this first volume starring the Minutemen and Silk Spectre! The critically acclaimed and Eisner Award-winning creator of DC: The New Frontier, Darwyn Cooke, lends his talents to the Minutemen. As the predecessor to Watchmen, the Minutemen were assembled to fight against a world that have more and more rapidly begun to spin out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin? Laurie Juspeczyk struggles with her overbearing superhero mother and her scattered path toward taking the mantle of the Silk Spectre.
With gorgeous art by co-writer and illustrator Amanda Conner (Power Girl, The Pro), Silk Spectre takes a very different perspective at the world of Before Watchmen. Collects Before Watchmen: Minutemen numbered 1-6 and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre numbered 1-4.
"BEFORE WATCHMEN has been an unqualified success."--"Mtv Geek"
"BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE is a heartfelt, gorgeous story."--"Newsarma"
"MINUTEMEN is a stunningly gorgeous piece of comic book art, from the first page to last. [Cooke is] an insanely talented writer and artist with a perfect grasp of comic book layout, innovative structures, nuanced characters, without sacrificing a sense of humor. MINUTEMEN is right at the top of the very best modern comic books have to offer."--"Mtv Geek"
"Darwyn Cooke has certainly delivered. MINUTEMEN is a gorgeously crafted comic book"--"IGN"
Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, known for his work on the comic books CATWOMAN, DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, THE SPIRIT and Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter.
Amanda Conner started out in comics after working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies. However, loving comic books and cartooning the most, Amanda found work at Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics early in her career. She's probably best known for her work on Vampirella for Harris Comics, as well as Painkiller Jane, CODENAME KNOCKOUT, BIRDS OF PREY, and the creator-owned books Gatecrasher and The Pro (with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis).