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    Writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one grow up to become the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world changing events of WATCHMEN. This volume collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, 'Curse of the Crimson Corsair,' and BEFORE WATCHMEN: DOLLAR BILL #1.


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    Weakest of Before Watchmen 0

    I have to admit this book was probably the weakest out of the Before Watchmen volumes. The first bit with Ozymandias was probably the best one in this book. It was near perfect. Leading you to the murder of the Comedian. How the entire Watchmen mini-series began. The writing was surprisingly good and the artwork was really well done too. Then it all fell apart.Now here is were it falls apart: with the Crimson Corsair segment. Not only did I not care for the art, but I didn't care for the...

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    Wein to the Rescue (Almost) 0

    One of the persistent failings of the Before Watchmen series is the lack of unity among them, in the sense of no apparent guiding principle or conceit (other than the contemporary conceit of DC to grab quick bucks at the expense of integrity and one of their most valuable "possessions" that shouldn't be their property anyway). I am referring to the absence of a guiding principle along the lines of purpose or identity, as in "the purpose of the Before Watchmen series is ..." is what? to fill in t...

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