Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Darwyn Cooke Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

"This isnt a book. Its a bloody confession!" Plus, a new CRIMSON CORSAIR backup feature from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 13, 2012

    I'm not sure if it's the inspiration of following in the footsteps of a legend, if it's just the fact that they're working with great source material, or if it's the talent of the creative teams (it's probably all three), but the Before Watchmen titles have all been excellent - and this may be the best one of the bunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 13, 2012

    I enjoyed it while I was reading it, but when I was done and thought about it, I hoped each issue wouldn't tear at my soul. I don't want to pay $16 more dollars for that experience. Is Cooke treating the reader like the Hooded Justice? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 16, 2012

    In short, Cooke is simultaneously reverent to Moores vision and adding significantly to the mythology on his own. This truly is the wildest dream, best-case scenario for a series of books that have been so polarizing for the comics community. Heres hoping every second issue of Before Watchmen rises to the occasion in the same manner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 17, 2012

    Darwyn Cooke is bringing his A-game. That's always something to see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jul 16, 2012

    Damn, this is a busy week for sad endings in comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 12, 2012

    Whether you're for or against the whole idea of Before Watchmen, this is a comic book worth buying. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jul 11, 2012

    It's up to them how much they want it to be canon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 12, 2012

    Characters are expressive, even when in the background. Phil Noto colors the issue beautifully. He compliments Cooke's pencils and inks perfectly. Some of the pages look a tad rushed, but it's hard to tell if it's the penciling or inking that made the pages look this way. There were few color smudges on the final page, so this very well could be caused by the printer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 15, 2012

    Filled with humour, knowing references and a very self-aware style, Cooke is not the problem here, but rather the rules that come with writing in someone else's world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Aug 30, 2012

    This was probably my favourite Minutemen issue to date. It feels a lot more comfortable now, more lived in and I'm really enjoying the expansion of the characters Cooke has chosen to focus on. Hollis Mason was always a favourite from the original Watchmen and watching his path towards giving up the mask is slowly building to something as his world gets darker and his loyalties begin to change. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 15, 2012

    When the others don't seem interested in helping Silhouette with her cause to end a child trafficking ring (because it's not the kind of positive prestigious case to help them make a name for themselves) Nite Owl and Mothman agree to help but they're too late to do anything but stare in horror as to what they find. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 16, 2012

    "Before Watchmen" as a concept attracted an astonishing amount of attention and certainly no shortage of great creative talent, but in the end, the event just hasn't found a way to hook me and this issue is no exception. Cooke's artwork, with spot-on coloring from Phil Noto and wonderfully functional classic comic lettering from Jared K. Fletcher, makes the strongest plea, but I think I'll wait a while longer and find this tale in collected form later. Perhaps there the story will hold my interest long enough from one chapter to the next. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Emmanuel Malchiodi Jul 12, 2012

    Still narrated by Hollis Mason (the original Nite-Owl), this issue continues on with the supplemental version of Masons autobiography Under the Hood. The artwork, also by Cooke, attempts to look like a classic comic book but instead is reminiscent of Batman: The Animated Series (but the 90s Batman cartoon was much more aesthetically pleasing). Ive seen what Cooke can do outside of thisfor instance, his work on Catwoman is quite entertaining and solidbut his efforts at nostalgia fall a little short here. Read Full Review

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