Before Watchmen: Moloch #2

Before Watchmen: Moloch #2

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Eduardo Risso Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
4.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

We are doing great things here, Edgar. Amazing things.

  • 5.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 19, 2012

    That said, J. Michael Straczynski does deliver a few points of interest in this finale. For one, it's fun to see Ozymandias portrayed in a wholly sinister light, as neither the original series nor Ozy's own book really harp on the terrible lack of humanity someone must have to carry out a master plan like his. And though most of the script is dull and emotionless, the final few pages bring the series full circle and make the reader sympathize with Moloch. He wasn't such a bad guy, after all. If the entirety of these two issues had been able to reflect as much, this series would have been a lot more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 12, 2013

    Risso continues to bring his trademark darkness to a story that definitely merits it, but unfortunately, the nature of the plot here makes his significantly different take on the title character seem off. Since Straczynski has synched his plot up with that of Moore, Moloch now looks wrong. In the source material, he was a rail-thin, lanky, tall, withered shell of a man, but Risso's interpretation of a hunched, troll-like, snivelling figure beaten down by life doesn't jibe with that. In the first issue, it wasn't a problem, because Straczynski's Moloch was only tangentially connected to Moore's. But here, they're meant to be one and the same. Read Full Review

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