Exclusive: DC Comics Releases New “Before Watchmen” Details

DC Comics Announces “Before Watchmen” Launch Dates, Variant Cover Artists, and Other Solicitation Details!

The adventures of the acclaimed Watchmen continue with all-new titles hitting stores starting in June! DC Comics has announced the ship dates of the first four “Before Watchmen” miniseries, featuring the industry’s hottest talent telling the never-before-told stories behind such intriguing characters as Silk Spectre and Comedian:

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN #1: June 6

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

Written and drawn by Darwyn Cooke

Variant Covers by Jim Lee and Michael Golden

BEFORE WATCHMEN: SILK SPECTRE #1: June 13

“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.”

Written by Darwyn Cooke; art by Amanda Conner

Variant covers by Jim Lee and Dave Johnson

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN #1: June 20

“I’m a funny guy…”

Written by Brian Azzarello; art by J.G. Jones

Variant covers by Jim Lee and Eduardo Risso

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL #1: June 27

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

Written by J. Michael Straczynski; art by Andy Kubert and Joe Kubert

Variant covers by Jim Lee and Kevin Nowlan

Every issue of “Before Watchmen” will also feature backup “Crimson Corsair” backup stories by Len Wein and John Higgins.

The “Before Watchmen” titles will be available both in print and digital formats, as well as in a special combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download. There will also be collectible variant covers for each issue by some of the biggest talents in comics, such as Jim Lee and Dave Johnson.

Don’t miss out on the start of one of the most anticipated comic book events this summer, based on one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time! Then stay tuned for more “Before Watchmen” titles debuting in July.

Read on for the full solicitation details on these four “Before Watchmen” titles, and keep it on MTV Geek for all the latest “Watchmen” news!

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, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“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!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“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!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“I’m a funny guy…”
Plus: Don’t miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
Combo pack edition: $4.99 US
Retailers: This issue will ship with three covers. Please see the order form for more information.
“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!
This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of this issue.

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