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Before Watchmen collected editions show up on Amazon

I haven’t seen an official announcement of this yet, but several bloggers have picked up that the info for DC’s Before Watchmen trades is up on Amazon. I first saw this at Chris Marshall’s DGTL Comics. All four books are scheduled for July 2013 release, one each week (so, right around Comic-Con). Here’s what they are listing:

Before Watchmen, Vol. 1, by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner, collects Before Watchmen: Minutemen (1-6) and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre (1-4).

Before Watchmen, Vol. 2, by Brian Azzarello, J.G. Jones and Lee Bermejo, collects Before Watchmen: Comedian (1-6) and Before Watchmen: Rorschach (1-4)

Before Watchmen, Vol. 3, by J. Michael Straczynski, Adam Hughes and Joe Kubert, collects Before Watchmen: Nite Owl (1-4) and Before Watchmen: Manhattan (1-4)

Before Watchmen, Vol. 4, by Len Wein, Jae Lee and John Higgins, collects Before Watchmen: Ozymandias (1-6).

All four books are more than 250 pages, and Amazon lists the price at $29.99 each. Marshall notes there is also a Deluxe Edition of the original Watchmen that’s due out in June.

In September, DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan DiDio told MTV Geek that there would be collected editions of Before Watchmen that “will sit side by side with the Watchmen books.” He also hinted that sales of the trades would determine whether there would be more Before Watchmen comics in the future.



Everyone should boycott them so they don’t make more before watchmen comics…

Asa said, “…Everyone should boycott them so they don’t make more before watchmen comics…”

So…Everyone should boycott something you don’t like and weren’t buying in the first place so that they won’t make anymore of the very thing you weren’t buying?


i’m guessing volume 4 will include the back-ups by Wein?

“Before Watchmen” will not sit side by side with “Watchmen.” Books with titles starting with the letters C through V will be between them.

What a way to waste paper on this POS…

Looking forward to buying these in July, just in time for my summer reading.

Might check out the first volume if my library buys it. I won’t spend money to support this project.

Boy, I sure am looking forward to NOT buying these.

Now that DC has published Before Watchmen, will they be publishing Before Didio and Before Nelson?

I made a stand not to buy or read anything from the Big Two and this is the superlative example of why.

Thanks to everyone for pointing out that they won’t buy these. Your over-inflated sense of self-importance and self-righteousness is really, really interesting.

Are you saying your sense of self-importance and self-righteousness is inflated just the right amount?

Hey Scratchie, if you don’t feel any guilt or shame when purchasing something from the Big Two, then good for you. You’re just the type of empty consumer that superhero comics need to perpetuate their terrible quality. Thanks!

Hopefully single TPB editions will follow those two-packs, I think they made a mistake with 6 issues of Comedian.

Moloch and Dollar Bill had best be getting worked into Vol 4. As far as not supporting these? WHY NOT?!! I dont see anyone being forced to read ANY of these books unless they want too!

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