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    Darwyn Cooke tells the tragic tale of the Minutemen, assembled to fight against evil in a world spinning 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? Then, Cooke and Amanda Conner take an look at the Silk Spectre's early years with her overbearing, Super Hero mother, chronicling her journey down the winding path toward becoming her own kind of hero. This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN 1-6 and BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE 1-4.


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    Came for Minutemen, Stayed for Silk Spectre 0

    I actually really enjoyed this comic book. Haven't read the others so can't rated the entire Before Watchmen, but these two are a looker. The Minutemen is the best of the two. Really good art and a good story. Love the fact they mentioned that Sally was Polish. I remember that from the origin comic, but it's rare you see it mentioned again. The Minuteman is just great because it takes you to the Gold Age and turns it upside down with reality of the times.The Silk Spectre part was better then I t...

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    Filling In Gaps (That Don't Need Filling) 0 Few things in recent memory of the Comic Multiverse caused as much of a stir as the whole "Before Watchmen" brouhaha. Personally, I'm usually against reboots and prequels and the like, but there are worthwhile exceptions (such as Battlestar Galactica), so when I saw this on the library shelf I checked it out. I admit I was initially against the idea of Watchmen prequels, even with the great J. Michael Strazcynski on board: the story was told by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. We know enoug...

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