Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #5

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Len Wein Artist: Jae Lee Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jan 30, 2013

    Casual fans of Watchmen may find Ozymandias #5 superfluous, but the dedicated will undoubtedly appreciate the insights and Easter eggs the issue holds. Jae Lee's art wants for nothing and is further evidence that Before Watchmen has been an unquestionable masterpiece in terms of art, if nothing else. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 31, 2013

    You're not going to get too much new insight into the life of Adrian Veidt here, but Jae Lee's artwork continues to be as dynamic as ever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Jan 31, 2013

    Maybe I'm just at the point where I know this Before Watchmen run has nothing all that new to offer, or now that I know what is the focus, I'm thinking more of what might have been or what might have been missed. Don't get me wrong, I'm still enjoying Before Watchmen a great deal but maybe my love of some elements of original Watchmen is not what DC Comics wanted to expand upon so much. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 30, 2013

    The real problem is that this title is six issues long, and the original Watchmen story was simply written too tightly to interpolate that much new material. Furthermore, Adrian Veidt is actually a flat character in his adulthood. If he is to complete his plan, he must be perfect in every respect. To introduce wrinkles and doubts about his complete control over his situation as an adult (as is done in this book) is to cast his ultimate accomplishment as more of an accident, undermining the appealing Watchmen theme that everyone is being played by a greater power. With even less wiggle room left for the final issue of this series, it's unlikely that readers will be treated to much more than straight recap in this series' final issue. Read Full Review

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