DC Comics Announces ‘Before Watchmen’ Release Dates


DC Comics announced the release dates for their upcoming Before Watchmen titles. Each will be $3.99 with an optional $4.99 combo pack which will include a digital edition redemption code.

Reactions to this initiative have been mixed. But there is no denying that DC has put A-Level talent. At least DC isn’t phoning this in and leaning entirely on the recognition of the brand and characters. By the talent being put towards these titles, there is an respect being given to the materials.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1
Written by DARWYN COOKE
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by DARWYN COOKE
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by MICHAEL GOLDEN
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 6 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6 • MATURE READERS

“Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all.”

Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!


BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #1

Written by DARWYN COOKE and AMANDA CONNER
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by AMANDA CONNER
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by DAVE JOHNSON
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 13 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4  • MATURE READERS

“Oh sweetie, you’re too young to hate. Wait until you’re older and the world gives you a good reason. Trust me, it won’t let you down.”

Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1 

Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by J.G. JONES, 
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by EDUARDO RISSO
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale JUNE 20 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6 • MATURE READERS

“I’m a funny guy…”

Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1

 Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI
Backup story written by LEN WEIN
Art and cover by ANDY KUBERT and JOE KUBERT
Backup story art by JOHN HIGGINS

1:25 Variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
1:200 Variant cover by JIM LEE

On sale JUNE 27 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 4 • MATURE READERS

“The hero known to the public only as Nite Owl announced his retirement today.”

Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

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