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  • Author:
    J.G. Jones,Lee Bermejo,Brian Azzarello
  • ISBN:
    1401238939
  • ISBN13:
    978-1401238933
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    DC Comics (July 16, 2013)
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    256 pages
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Before Watchmen is a series of comic books published by DC Comics in 2012. The books were written by J. Michael Straczynski, Brian Azzarello, Darwyn Cooke, and Len Wein, and drawn by Lee Bermejo, J. G. Jones, Adam Hughes, Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, and Amanda Conner.

Before Watchmen is a series of comic books published by DC Comics in 2012. Acting as a prequel to the 1986 12-issue Watchmen limited series by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the project consists of eight limited series and one one-shot (though two were initially planned) for a total of 37 issues.

2) Brian Azzarello took on the two darkest and strongest anti-hero characters in the Watchmen universe.

Before Watchmen: Interview with Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo, and .  . Both operate largely to their own codes and if it stretches beyond what is commonly acceptable, well, that's just too bad. Lee, did you have any pause knowing how dark Brian Azzarello's script would get? Lee: I looked at this book in a very fetishistic way. It was exactly that darkness I wanted to explore, so I was ready for anything.

Before Watchmen: Comedian/Rorschach - Ebook written by Brian Azzarello. COMEDIAN, featuring art by . Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello again teams with superstar artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) to illustrate how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world has ever seen became even darker. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of American history, as we find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around him.

Before Watchmen book. Writer: Brian Azarello Art: . Jones (Before Watchmen: Comedian Lee Bermejo (Before Watchmen: Rorschach Collects: Before Watchmen: Comedian Before Watchmen: Rorschach Publisher: DC Comics.

Before Watchmen : Comedian/Rorschach. 256 pages Harcover: Date: July 2013 Paperback: Date: June 24, 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1401245139. Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian 1-6 and Before Watchmen: Rorschach 1-4.

Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian 1-6 and Before Watchmen: Rorschach 1-. Bermejo has illustrated the covers to the line of Vertigo Crime graphic novels, beginning with Filthy Rich, written by Brian Azzarello, and Dark Entries, written by Ian Rankin

Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian 1-6 and Before Watchmen: Rorschach 1-4. ADVERTISEMENT. Bermejo has illustrated the covers to the line of Vertigo Crime graphic novels, beginning with Filthy Rich, written by Brian Azzarello, and Dark Entries, written by Ian Rankin. Bermejo has lived in Italy since 2003. What People are Saying About This. Azzarello is a perfect fit to give someone as unbalanced as The Comedian a back story. I should have realized that if there was any writer able to take a genuinely bad person and make him endearing, it's Azzarello.

Writer: Brian Azzarello. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello teams with artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR) to show how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comics world has ever seen became even darker. Publication date: July 2013. Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH

Brian AZZARELLO est un scénariste de comics américain né en 1962.

Brian AZZARELLO est un scénariste de comics américain né en 1962. Il débute sa collaboration avec le dessinateur argentin Eduardo Risso en 1998 avec la mini-série Jonny Double. Signed "For Christophe" by the author Brian Azzarello. Before Watchmen - Rorschach by Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo (French). Batman: Damned, DC Black Label, SIGNED Mini Print, Brian Azzarello & Lee Bermejo. Before Watchmen: Comedian, Rorschach HC by Brian Azzarello (Hardback, 2013).

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN/RORSCHACH cover by . Writer Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two unforgettable characters. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination.

A New York Times Best Seller!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. DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further paint the world of WATCHMEN, with this second volume starring two of the most polarizing anti-heroes ever, COMEDIAN and RORSCHACH.Eisner Award-winning writer and creator of 100 Bullets Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two recognizable characters. In RORSCHACH, Azzarello again teams with superstar artist Lee Bermejo (JOKER, LUTHOR, BATMAN/DEATHBLOW) to illustrate how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comic world has ever seen became even darker. COMEDIAN, featuring art by J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, Wanted), plants the famed war hero within the context of American history, as we find out how the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination revolve around him. Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: RORSCHACH 1-4.

Lianeni
Watchmen was the acclaimed work by Alan Moore and David Gibbons which re-set how many people view super hero comics. Along with The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, it put a very modern darker, cynical and often ironic shading to the nearly 90 year old genre.

If you haven't read Watchmen there is not much point in reading any of these prequels - the homages, references and foreshadowing will not make any sense. The ironic quotes and images which echo the original work won't have any resonance.

This installment looks at the two darker and grittier characters: The Comedian and Rorschach. Both operate largely to their own codes and if it stretches beyond what is commonly acceptable, well, that's just too bad. The Comedian however serves the official government and is granted great license so long as he delivers and doesn't go too far off the prescribed script and path. Rorschach is unrestrained except by his own black and white right versus wrong view of the world - a rigid and often limiting way of thinking. Brian Azarello plotted both parts - JG Jones illustrated the Comedian section and Lee Bermejo did the Rorshach part. Without spoiling the work, be warned the illustrations are bold and graphic but consistent with the brutal themes. What seems off is the way the Comedian is portrayed as becoming disillusioned by the JFK assassination and Vietnam. In Minuteman, it would seem his experience in World War II started him down that path long ago. It doesn't seem to ring true that he would be a cozy supporter of JFK and RFK. He'd laugh at them for being soft rich kids backed by their family money and connections. In the original work, there was intimation that he might have been in the region of the grassy knoll or book depository and this is contradicted here. Rorshach is also "off". He doesn't seem as tough and cunning as he should be given the time frame. His enemies seem to have too easy a time in trapping and gaining the upper hand. Perhaps Azarello was aiming for a "year one" feel - that Kovacs hadn't really become Rorshach.

Is it worth getting? - yes, but be warned. The violence depicted isn't discreetly shown or implied like in some of the other volumes.
Is it going to satisfy everybody - no, many won't like the dark gritty tone. Some may find the images too brutal and graphic. Others may find faults with the tone of the characters.
Where does it fit in the prequel series? One person's very subjective ranking: best - Minutemen, second - Dr. Manhattan, third Silk Spectre, fourth Ozymandias, fifth The Comedian, sixth Rorschach, seventh Nite Owl and eighth Crimson Corsair
Rainpick
I just could not get into this book like the others in the Before Watchmen titles. I really could not and I'm not sure I can tell you, the reader of this review, why. It's wonderful artwork, magnificently drawn the story for both Comedian and Rorschach are dynamic and gripping but for some strange reason I just did not enjoy this book as much as the rest of them. And that is my honest review. It's good, but it was hard for me to get through this one, comparative to the rest. Thanks for reading and have a nice day.
Malaris
Isn't it funny that the books you look most forward to are the weakest of the lot? Overall I enjoyed this entire series but the Comedian/Rorschach issues just weren't as entertaining as the rest of the series. Still pretty good though.
Bundis
I was originally against the idea of buying and reading the Before Watchmen books, partly because I imagined Alan Moore's horror and partly because I thought it was a blatant money grab by DC.

I'll be brief:

(1) The two best stories in these collections are the Ozymandias story and the Minutemen tale (both in other volumes).
(2) Brian Azzarello took on the two darkest and strongest anti-hero characters in the Watchmen universe.
(3) Both stories are overly simple -- the Comedian's story mostly covers a short span (1960 - 75) in his active life (the Comedian was an active hero from around 1939 until his murder in 1985). His relationship with the Kennedy's and his time in Vietnam form the core of the tale. Unfortunately, Mr. Azzarello makes the Comedian fairly one-dimensional: he is a murderous, drunken lout who is the product of his time and circumstance. I think he could have played up the heroic patriot angle more and given a deeper challenge to the readers.
(4) The Comedian was handled far, far better in Cooke's Minutemen and Wein's Ozymandias.
(5) The Rorschach story is just a pulpy tale from NYC in the late 70's. We learn nothing more about Rorshach. There aren't any new great scenes or dialogue (nothing even 10% as good as "you are all in here with me"). Like the Comedian, Azzarello took a fantastic character and made him more one dimensional.
Gholbimand
Two stories, the artwork on both is great, specially Bermejo on Rosrasch. The Comedian story was more ambitious, and not always well executed. It has good moments though. The Rorsach story is simple, it does n t add anything to the character, but is still entertaining. Don t get me wrong, none of these tales is near the caliber of the original Watchmen, but even if they arent masterpieces, these are good comics.
Mohn
I purchased all Before Watchmen series and Comedian / Rosharch stories are easily the best of them. Comedian is a real Character and Rosharch is true to his Watchmen origins. The stories are well written and art is well done. Highly enjoyable experience.
Wrathmaster
The comedian's storyline was a little too dry and slow for me. Rorschach's storyline was more fast paced and dark/gritty and the illustrations were fantastic and added to the dark theme. The comedian storyline was really what brought this book down.