hpwaz's Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #1 - Mean Goodbye; The Curse of the Crimson Corsair, The Devil in the Deep, Part Two review

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Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows

Likes:

Obviously, you can't deny that Amanda Conner is an amazing artist. Similar to the way I feel about Darwyn Cooke's art in Minutemen, I can't imagine this book without Conner. Everything is absolutely gorgeous! Also, the mother-daughter dialogue is very well done. There's an ironic contrast from the beginning of the book (where Laurie reassures her mother that everything will be okay) to the end of the book (where Laurie hates her mother because of her past and the training she puts her through). The scene with Laurie trying on her mom's costume is adorable; she certainly has some big...shoes...to fill. Lastly, I really enjoyed the dialogue between the high-schoolers. While it definitely doesn't reflect how modern teens talk, it had the right amount of corniness to make it fit the 60s time period.

Dislikes

Definitely not many! I wasn't a fan of the training scene in the living room. The combination of the song (that I used as my title) playing in the background and the various "guhh, huhh, rraaaa, gahh, and uuhff" sounds made it a mess of "dialogue" boxes.

Final Thoughts

I'm not sure if this was better than Minutemen, but it definitely blew me away! The dialogue was absolutely wonderful and hilarious. I especially loved "I'd be more than happy to stand in for you" and "now I see the resemblance"! Definitely a great comic, and I can't wait for the next issue! I would definitely recommend this to Watchmen fans and non-Watchmen fans alike!

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