Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4

Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: Darwyn Cooke Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
9.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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  • 10
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Oct 22, 2012

    There is no need for the modern, cinematic, layouts that are popular today. Cooke is able to tell the story masterfully using these older techniques and smaller panels. It remains true, not just to Gibbons, but of comics of this era. At the beginning of the Silver Age, the simple panels were the frames that held in the characters and setting. It was about the creativity of trying to convey the story in an organized fashion. Cooke is able to tell so much more story in this efficient style that is both practical and fitting. "It's safe to say that, when this series ends and is collected, Before Watchmen: Minutemen will be an acceptable and perfectly fitting title to stand next to your copy of Watchmen on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 17, 2012

    This issue is hard to read. Not because of anything other than it shows these characters in particularly harsh and desperate situations. It's almost as if these people were never meant to be heroes at all. Actually, you could say that they were swept up in a tidal wave of their own creation and their destruction has proven to be infuriating and depressing in all the right ways. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 17, 2012

    This isn't just a great comic, it's a brilliant story about the human condition. Sure, Alan Moore created these characters, but Darwyn Cooke has breathed new life into them and made them his own. This series has been exceptional, and this issue will definitely be hard to top. The characters are complicated, and deep; and there is this crazy, dark story just waiting to be devoured if you just look beneath the surface of what's in front of you. I love the way that Cooke uses his pencils and his art to push the story forward. To clue the reader into things that are there just beneath the narrative. I'm falling in love with these characters because of the way Cooke is capturing them in this series, and this issue is the best example of why. This comic is gorgeous, and I absolutely recommend picking up this series from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 19, 2012

    Cooke's storytelling is masterful, his art is beautiful, and Before Watchmen: Minutemen may finally put to bed my kvetching that this whole project is misbegotten. Yes, most of Before Watchmen feels pointless, and if they actually attempt an ongoing series, it will be unfortunate, but if Darwyn Cooke is involved, it's damn well worth your time. He may have made The Silhouette my favorite character in the whole canon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Oct 18, 2012

    There's a final story, giving a background into Ursula's backstory and getting to this point, you'll realise just how densly plotted Cooke's writing is. Everything here is tying into the opening page's dialogue. Life is hard. Denial gets us through the worst of it and the golden age of the Minutemen sudden feels like a brief glint of lightness in an other wise dark history of mankind. This was by far the best issue of the Minutemen so far for me and even though it's a little more disjointed than we're used to, it really worked to see how are character's are changing and just how dark Darwyn Cooke is willing to go to show this golden age to be not as rosy as we might believe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Jo Lewi Oct 18, 2012

    Does it sit nicely with the original? Does it expand upon Moore's seminal work? Does it matter? Cooke has told one hell of a tale. He imitates Moore, as he adds details which are only hinted at in the original graphic novel " details which are entirely in keeping, which don't compromise the mythology. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 17, 2012

    If not as focused as it could be, Minutemen #4 is nonetheless proof that there are interesting stories to explore in the shadow of Watchmen, as well as creators talented enough to bring them to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Oct 19, 2012

    I feel like a broken record at this point with this series. ReadBefore Watchmen Minutemen. If you were on the edge of the entire event,Minutemen will show you why this event was made. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 17, 2012

    Before Watchmen: Minutemen #4 is another extremely solid issue of what to me is the most essential release in this line books. Recommended. Read Full Review

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