Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre #4

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner Artist: Amanda Conner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Critic Reviews: 6
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“I don’t know who this broad thinks she is, but I want her deader than my last wife.”

And don’t miss the latest sensational chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR, from writer and artist JOHN HIGGINS.

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 28, 2012

    It's the same refrain I've had with each issue - Conner's art is breathtakingly wonderful and Cooke's story is highly compelling despite the ludicrous criminal plot. Say what you will (and I have) about the need for the whole prequel project, but this Silk Spectre series gets into your heart and screws around with your emo-stuffs. Just like good comics should. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 28, 2012

    Conner rounds out the series with another fantastic set of pages. More so than the previous three chapters, she largely adheres to the familiar Watchmen grid layouts. Maybe that's intended to be a visual sign of the timeline marching inexorably forward. The facial work is as varied and expressive as ever, and various visual flourishes like the daydream exaggerations further spice up the pages. This book doesn't necessarily leave me wanting more of Silk Spectre's adventures, but it does have me craving the next Amanda Conner book, whatever that might be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 28, 2012

    Overall this is a great end to a pretty good series. For the most part I liked SILK SPECTRE and found it to be one of the better books of the BEFORE WATCHMEN series. Getting a closer look at Laurie's character through the eyes of creators Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner was great, and it was wonderful to see Conner really delve into the character and the story. This is certainly some of Amanda Conner's best work as an artist because of the amount of thought and work she put into the story -- she seems to have really put her best foot forward, drawing a lot of inspiration from classical artists and referencing their work in her illustration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Nov 29, 2012

    While the need to tie back in to the original Watchmen story results in an imperfect ending, Silk Spectre #4 is an extremely laudable finale, and, as a whole,SS may be the best BW book to focus on an individual character. I imagine it will read even better when it's collected, although that will likely be in an incredibly expensive and cumbersome Before Watchmen Omnibus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 29, 2012

    What started out as a journey of self-discovery has turned into more of a seedy revenge story set in the psychedelic Sixties. What makes this book stands out are the small character moments " well, that and the fact that this book is ridiculously good-looking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Nov 30, 2012

    Silk Spectre is one of two series that I would say Watchmen fans should read. It elaborates on Laurie's past in an interesting, and entertaining way. If you are waiting for the trades, pick this one up. Read Full Review

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