Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2

Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Adam Hughes Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 10, 2012 Critic Reviews: 5
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“Lightning never strikes the same place twice, remember?” And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, from writer and artist JOHN HIGGINS.

  • 10
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Oct 11, 2012

    I don't only think this is the best title in Before Watchmen, I think this is probably my favourite title in comics at the moment and if not the whole year. Titles like this make up for the overwhelming mediocre or just plain bad comics I read every month in the hope they'll turn a corner and be great like they deserve to be. Straczynski has captured what I loved about Dr. Manhattan in the original Watchmen and he's just running away it. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 10, 2012

    This book is a complete head trip. There's no denying it. Coming from J. Michael Straczynski, who isn't exactly a writer known for throwing this many layers at you (though he is a very capable writer), you're not quite prepared for the extremely high level of thought this book requires. It's a truly neat experience to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Oct 11, 2012

    This issue was very good and easily one of the best Before Watchmen series'. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 10, 2012

    Adam Hughes' art really shines in this second issue. The retro, throwback quality to his character designs really suits the flashback setting. Hughes doesn't tend to adhere to the rigid Watchmen panel grid, but instead breaks his pages apart to convey the chaos of the unraveling timestream. The final pages in particular are very striking as Hughes even works Manhattan's familiar logo into the design. After so many years of seeing Hughes deliver mostly covers, it's really nice to see him tackle something meatier again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Oct 15, 2012

    Although this second entry is a lot stronger than the first, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #2 still languishes in the uncertain. Perhaps it's writer J. Michael Straczynski's intention? Since the logic of the character Dr. Manhattan is so beyond normal comprehension, the narrative of his self titled book should be the same. This doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the book, just distracts from it. Read Full Review

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