Before Watchmen: Comedian #4

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: J.G. Jones Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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“All I could see was red. Then I saw the white and the blue. And the pinko.”

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

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 5, 2012

    Before Watchmen: Comedian #4 is the best issue of this mini-series so far, it still doesn't justify its existence but it's certainly moves things along in the right direction. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2012

    The artwork on this series is a bit of a mixed bag compared to other Before Watchmen books. J.G. Jones brings a grittier, more refined realism to his work that suits the tone of Comedian's adventures. However, compared to the clever page construction of books like Silk Spectre and Minutemen, the straightforward framing in this issue is disappointing. The real standout element is Alex Sinclair's color. The hues are varied throughout, with Sinclair making liberal use of yellows, reds, and purples to convey the surreal and gruesome nature of the Vietnam War. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Dec 5, 2012

    I was hoping the six issue titles in Before Watchmen would have more to say than this but both Comedian and Ozymandias are feeling like they are lagging in the middle a little bit. This issue didn't have much more to say than has already been said in previous issues and the scenes here blend into one another with little in the way of direction. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 10, 2012

    When you have to explain the punchline of a joke, chances are, it's not a very good joke. That's the problem with Eddie Blake's story in Before Watchmen. The message and drive behind this story are so oblique that this just feels like an exercise in wasting time, with no insight gained from Eddie's time at base camp or his slaughter on the battlefield. It's a senseless fictional crime, with the only victim being your wallet. Read Full Review

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