before watchmen



Essential 8 Bleeding Cool Stories – Five Years Of Lying In The Gutters

By Erik Grove I’m continuing my special meta columns on Bleeding Cool for the site’s 5th anniversary this month. This column will highlight some of what I feel are the biggest and most Bleeding Cool Bleeding Cool stories the site has run since launching. Some of these are huge rumors. Some are just stories about […]


A Little Semi-Fisking Of Dan DiDio And Jim Lee

Yesterday, ICV2 published a two part interview with Dan DiDio and Jim Lee. They asked some hard questions, but it seemed more of a questionnaire, only a few answers were  followed up, a few intriguing threads were left hanging and I think some were too easily evaded as a result. But it’s a good piece […]

Before Watchmen Ad To Run On Times Square Jumbotron

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OuU2-J4QPw[/youtube] That of course will be silent. Here it is with sound, courtesy of the New York Post. Nice they got round to using that yellow blood splattered DC logo though. The ad will also appear on TV and all over the DC and Warners booths at San Diego Comic Con. Also, Akira, One Piece, […]

The Very Quotable Before Watchmen (UPDATE)

(UPDATED with photo of the books in question) Barbara Kesel, one of the original editors of Watchmen once committed a personal act of sabotage against DC Comics over planned Watchmen prequels when they were first proposed in the nineties. She secretly leaked the news to Alan Moore, who phoned up then-DC Comics President Jenette Kahn […]

Whatever Happened To The Crimson Corsair?

In case anyone missed Taylor Ramsey’s interview the other day, Len Wein talked about exactly what happened with the Before Watchmen Epilogue that DC Comics withdrew from their schedules, but also the reasons he left the Crimson Corsair back up strip intended to run through the back of all the Before Watchmen comics but in […]

Talking To Len Wein About His Career, His Legacy And Before Watchmen

Taylor Ramsey writes for Bleeding Cool. At this year’s C2E2 I had the opportunity to sit down with comic industry legend, Len Wein. It was on the last day of the show and I was tired and a bit frazzled, but Mr. Wein showed no sign of wanting to slow down or move away from […]

ECCC: Jae Lee And Before Watchmen In The Marvel Style

Gavin Lees writes; Jae Lee made a rare convention appearance at this year’s Emerald City Comicon, so I took the opportunity to speak to him about his work on the controversial Before Watchmen series, and what he has planned for the upcoming Superman and Batman series for DC.  Jae graciously answered my questions while entertaining […]

An Upside Down Manhattan

Retailers have been warned that Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan #4 will feature several pages “printed upside down” but that “This is part of the storytelling, and should not be considered an error.” Probably goes for consumers as well…

Rewatching The Watchmen – Tuesday Trending Topics

Watchmen — before, during and after, all in one blog post: Tomorrow, DC Comics published Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5 by Len Wein and Jae Lee. Wein was one of the three editors of the original Watchmen, with Dick Giordano and Barbara Kesel also editing the book for periods of time. Because Wein resigned over the ending. […]

Len Wein, The Outer Limits And Rewriting Watchmen

Tomorrow, DC Comics publish Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5 by Len Wein and Jae Lee. Wein was one of the three editors of the original Watchmen, with Dick Giordano and Barbara Kesel also editing the book for periods of time. Because Wein resigned over the ending. Len Wein has spoken out about his unhappiness over it […]

Top 100 Comics For December 2012

Well we were close with our impromptu Top 42 for December last week. Apparently we shouldn’t have counted Before Watchmen Comedian or  But basically it is as it was last week… but do notice Boom’s first entry with their own original comics into the top 100 with Deathmatch, Image’s bedding down Walking Dead in the […]

The Bleeding Cool Poll Results For The End Of 2012

  There were tens of thousands of votes. Some were very close. Others had clear winners. But here are the end-of-year polls as voted for by you lot. Congratulkations all… if congratulations are appropriate. Crassly Commercial Comics Event Of 2012: Before Watchmen Runners Up, Avengers Vs X-Men (following close behind) and Marvel NOW (well behind) […]

Cammy’s Covers – From Adventure Time to Avengers Arena

Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #3 (Variant) by Neal Adams Choosing this cover came to be a surprise for me. While I appreciate the contributions Neal Adams has made to the comics medium, his style in recent years has been pretty hit-or-miss for me (i.e. Batman: Odyssey). That being said, […]

Ten Thoughts About Ten Comics – Batman And Robin, Sherlock Holmes, Crossed, Before Watchmen, Caligula, Change, Dan The Unharmable, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four And Avengers Arena

Batman #13 did this more subtly, but Batman And Robin #15 goes straight for the Killing Joke. Sherlock Holmes: Liverpool Demon #1 lays out its stall. Supernatural crime, met by a man without an ounce of belief in that regard, as he ably demonstrates… Crossed Badlands #19 begins a new Si Spurrier Crossed story, with a […]

Cammy’s Covers – From Adventure Time to Uncanny Avengers

Cameron Hatheway writes for Bleeding Cool.  Adventure Time #10 (Dynamic Forces Exclusive) by JJ Harrison I’ve recently come to have a strong appreciation for Adventure Time (I’m almost done with the first season), but I’ve always had a love for Totoro. This homage is simply perfect, for Finn & Jake do have a similar relationship […]

BC Mag #1: V2 Vendetta

Bleeding Cool Magazine article by Rich Johnston. Before Watchmen. Sandman Zero. DC Comics is going back to the past, revisiting the holy of holies to uncover new riches. With or without the original creators. But after these two monuments, what could be next? Well I’ve been sent a rather spurious document that may shed some […]

The Insult That Man A Man Out Of Moloch

Before Watchmen: Moloch #1 is out today from Joe Michael Straczynski and Eduardo Risso, telling the story of Watchmen’s Moloch, from child freak to magician to mobster. But it reminded me of something else… remember this?   Well, it’s not too far from what happened to Moloch. We start with an insult, though in this […]

DC Announces Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill by Len Wein and Steve Rude

We are getting seriously close to Before Watchmen: Multi-Legged Chicken Waitress here… DC Comics have announced a new Before Watchmen comic concentrated on Dollar Bill, the bank-sponsored superhero of the Minutemen, who died during a bank robbery when his cape was caught in a revolving door. Did I just spoil the end? MTV reports the […]