Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Len Wein Artist: Jae Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Why not just kill me now and be done with it? And dont miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 12, 2012

    I found Ozymandius the weakest link of all the original characters, but with this backstory my opinion is changing. Witness the birth and fall of a hero, all due to his ego. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 8, 2012

    That's what makes this story that much more interesting and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Aug 14, 2012

    Ozymandias #2 is the first of the Before Watchmen books I've read to improve over its first issue, and based on the cliffhanger, issue three should be just as good, if not better. If you're only reading one Before Watchmen series, Ozymandias should be it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Aug 9, 2012

    Anyway beyond those two plot drivers, this issue is generally a slow burning step by step look at a drug lord take down. The big cliffhanger and not to ruin anything too much, ends with Ozymandias coming face to face with another Watchmen character for the first time and it's a good moment considering we know where their relationship ultimately ends. This certainly hints at great things for the next issue and the a closer look at the relationship between these two Watchmen is something this Before Watchmen series could really thrive on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 8, 2012

    Even with a cliffhanger that seems far from revolutionary, there's still plenty to like about Before Watchmen: Ozymandias. This is one of the best-looking books that DC Comics publishes today, with a fantastic sense of mood and movement that makes you almost a little wistful that, say, Superman couldn't get the same treatment. But that visual panache makes Adrian Veidt special, makes him memorable, makes him strong. Ozymandias may have operated largely behind the scenes in the original Watchmen, but this prequel book is giving the King of Kings his due. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Aug 9, 2012

    On the other hand, what isnt cheap in the least is the masterful artwork by Jae Lee. The amount of texture and depth in the details of every drawing is simply astonishing, particularly in contrast to his likewise shrewd use of silhouette. Moments of action and contemplation have equal power, bursting not out of the frame but almost forward into the readers field of vision. Page layouts are in perfect balance, every one a work of art in itself. Even if the book was poorly written (and it definitely is not), this one would be a must read, if only to drool over every spread. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 9, 2012

    Two issues into "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias," one fact has become crystal clear: Lee is going to be able to write his own ticket onto any project he wants. Similarly to how his work on the second "Hellshock" series and his "Inhumans" mini-series with Paul Jenkins pushed Lee's work up in everyone's estimation, "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" #2 has done it again. This book is a visual masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 8, 2012

    I'll continue picking up this book until the end solely because of the art. That said, it's really disappointing that Wein hasn't found anything new or interesting to say about Veidt so far. I can only hope the final page reveal will shake up the formula a bit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 8, 2012

    This is a really pretty book and I do think it's interesting, even if it does have its flaws. The art, overall, is really pretty. It all feels like one giant Norman Rockwell painting which is really nice. The internal dialogue is also really good and very appropriate too. This is exactly the way I expect Ozymandias to sound. His character came off as pretentious and arrogant, and I think that's a perfect representation of the type of character he is. If you enjoyed Ozymandias' character in WATCHMEN then there's a good chance you'll appreciate what you get in this series -- a closer look at a character that we didn't see a whole lot of. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 11, 2012

    Ozymandias, and other series for that matter, are starting to falter. The writers need to find a focus and purpose fast, or these last few months will be a bitter memory. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 13, 2012

    I'm not giving up on Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2. I'm just hoping that it returns to form next issue. Read Full Review

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