Before Watchmen: Minutemen #6

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #6

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Darwyn Cooke Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

“You’ll do what I say or I’ll burn this place to the ground and kill every person you know.”

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 23, 2013

    Of all the BEFORE WATCHMEN titles this one, by far more than any other, surpassed what we saw in the original WATCHMEN, at least to me. Hollis Mason is a true hero, or at least he strove to be one, but he wasn't perfect. I think that's what this story was really about. It's about people who wanted to save other people, but were human themselves and were therefore flawed. Beyond that though it's just a brilliant series. Cooke's incredible use of symbolism and metaphors come to life in this issue and the way he takes unexpected turns in his story is brilliant. Of all the BEFORE WATCHMEN titles I have read, this one is by far the one that adds the most to the original story. Brilliantly written and drawn. I absolutely recommend picking up all six issues. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 23, 2013

    When all the Before Watchmen series are completed, Minutemen will be the one that stands the artist test of time the strongest. Even though many of the Before Watchmen series ended up being way better than expected, Minutemen was a cut above. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - R.Barron Jan 23, 2013

    The only thing bad about this issue is the fact it is the last issue of an amazing story. I cant wait to pick this up in a trade and I would like to say congratulations to Darwyn Cooke for etching his own place within the Watchmen history books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 29, 2013

    The critical lost addition to the universe that Minutemen provides in this final issue shocked the hell out of me, which is a brave achievement considering we already assumed resolution on these characters over twenty-five years ago. That it saddened me to the extent that reliving Silhouettes death did surprises me, but am I disappointed in the reveal? Quite the opposite, for Cooke has given me yet another genuine moment of emotional resonance that actually lives up to what I felt the first time I read Watchmen. No small feat. For this reason alone, I can unapologetically applaud DC Comics for this series. Haters line up to the left, but Ill be placing Cookes Minutemen right next to Moores classic on my shelf as soon as I can. This is one for the ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 23, 2013

    But there is no more, and perhaps that is for the best. Darwyn Cooke pulled off what many thought would be impossible " he did establish a solid niche within Alan Moore's airtight original story in which to make his own spin. The fact that its good makes it even more striking. And while the very, very end of this story fades away rather than ends with a bang, this last issue proves that Before Watchmen: Minutemen was the little prequel that could. This is one knockout read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 25, 2013

    It has Cooke's fantastically perfect artwork - particularly perfect for this retro series as well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 23, 2013

    Nelson tells us his story of Hooded Justice, and while there’s a reveal as to who this character may be, there’s nothing to say it’s all just speculation and nothing really is definite. But that’s how it is with Watchmen, constant ambiguity, a questioning of character and moral and philosophy, so while we think we know who these characters are, there’s nothing saying that anything is concrete, although certain relationships and dynamics are hard to dispute, but as far as identities and histories, who’s to say what’s truth and what isn’t. (Watchmen for me is just really complex, okay). It’s just added another layer onto some of the Watchmen, and it’s nice to have all this additional information in your backpocket. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 23, 2013

    And the artwork is as gorgeous as ever. Cooke works a lot with contrasts in this issue, offsetting dark, shadowy scenes in the old Minutemen headquarters with bright shots of new heroes emerging and Hollis bonding with his "niece," Laurie. Cooke adheres to the traditional nine-panel grid more than usual, but he still finds opportunity for striking page design within that structure. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 25, 2013

    There are some problems here, and I still wonder if the story needed to be told, but this issue puts a bow on a very well-constructed mystery. More importantly, it adds more depth to the backstory of the Minutemen, one of the most fascinating parts of the original Watchmen tale. Will this every be essential reading the way the original series has become? Probably not, but Darwyn Cooke is a very talented creator, and makes a pretty strong piece out of what amounts to a collection of story scraps off Moore & Gibbons work-table. Before Watchmen: Minutemen #6 is a strong ending to a pretty good tale, and though it'll never be what the original was, it's still a very nicely executed book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 25, 2013

    Before Watchmen is a controversial idea with a lot of great creators attached. Cooke is a huge name to add to the mix and he delivered on artwork just as he has in so many of his projects. However, this comic is a bad ending to a poorly told story. This is not Cooke's finest hour and he had the largest, most unexplored area of continuity to leverage. This is a big disappointment on a lot of levels. Read Full Review

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