I just went to bleedingcool.com, where I usually go to get interesting comic news, and I came across the 1st 5 pages of Darwyn Cooke's Before the Watchmen#1.
Here's the link to those pages:
I have to say, not only does the art look damn fine, but the way the story and narration is framed is very well done. Now I know most of you who have read this blog in the past, know I haven't been that kind towards the whole "Watchmen Sequel" business from DC, especially considering what a big fuck you this is to Alan Moore. That being said, I am changing my tune a little, only in the fact that as far as Cooke's contributions go, so far it looks good.
I don't know how the rest of the mini's will do, but I am intrigued by what Cooke's doing. I've always loved and appreciated his art, ever since first discovering him in the early 2000's. And of course I bought his awesome work and love letter to DC's Silver Age, The New Frontier.(although I need to get on the ball and buy the 1st Vol.) Hell, I even bought the New Frontier dvd movie because I liked this project so much.
So while I still think DC is blatantly dicking Moore over, and shamelessly putting this out to distract from how poor their sales for the NuDCU titles are doing(with the exception of GL, Batman, Aquaman, and JL), I realize perhaps I was being too quick to judge some of the creators involved. Perhaps they'll encourage new fans to check out the original. If they did, it's not like that'd be a bad thing......
On to my original work, here's a fresh new skit for you guys under my Tales from the Top Shelf series. It's a quick little ditty about the Hulk. Enjoy!
Spider-Man: "That's because you're blind Matt, sheesh! You'd think a guy would remember being blind."