Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2

Event\Storyline: Before Watchmen Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Andy, Joe Kubert Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
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  • 10
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Aug 1, 2012

    There is no doubt that the characters of the Watchmen have always been terribly haunted by their pasts. Making those stories not only compelling, but fun at the same time, is no easy feat and something that will continue to draw into what Straczynski does with Nite-Owl. Issue 3 might not live up to this one, but it's definitely something that I'm going to look forward with a less cynical mind then I had going into this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 12, 2012

    Where is this going? I have to know! C'mon, JMS! Don't drag Nite Owl down! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Aug 1, 2012

    “Nite-Owl could be accused of just expanding on elements we know about already but Straczynski and Kubert are doing their part of Before Watchmen with plenty to love and a real respect for the Watchmen characters. There's a sense things might start interconnecting within this series a little more now as well and even Crimson Corsair seems to be going somewhere too.” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 4, 2012

    Before Watchmen: Nite Owl, along with Before Watchmen: Ozymandias are both high quality works that continue to faithfully add to the overall characterization of Watchmens highly dynamic and engaging characters. I cant wait for Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Aug 1, 2012

    I love the dynamic that is being built between Rorschach and Nite Owl through this issue. I never picked up on how deep the relationship between the two were during my reading of the original issues, but I'm sure there was a lot of parts I missed since Watchmen was the first comic series I ever attempted to read. I hope that their partnership is stretched and deepened throughout the remaining issues as it is why this is the only series I'm still reading of the Before Watchmen line. Nite Owl #2 surpassed my expectations and earns a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 1, 2012

    This is not a bad story. I think the way it's structured is interesting. The constant parallels presented by the created team. The comparisons made between the two central characters -- all these things help tell a good story. Couple that with some great art by the fantastic Kubert brothers, and you have a decent book and overall, a good story. If you're not married to the idea that the Watchmen characters should never be tampered with, you may actually get something out of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 8, 2012

    In short, its not Watchmen, but Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2 is definitely creating a style and atmosphere on its own. At the heart of the series is the relationship and contrasts in view between Nite Owl and Rorschach. Throw in a few other interesting characters, and this series is shaping up for something exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 2, 2012

    If there's anything that makes this series worth your $4 an issue, it's the art of Andy and Joe Kubert. Andy's pencils through out these first two issues have been amazing. It's dynamic and exciting. It sets the mood brilliantly for this story. Andy's dad, Joe, inks the book so well on top of those great pencils. It's a superb pairing that gives the series a look that is not just dark and moody, but also gives an all around feel that we're in the gritty underbelly of the 60s. It sets such a perfect tone that it actually elevates the script. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 1, 2012

    Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #2 feels less familiar than the first issue. However, Straczynski needs to maintain focus on the title character and leave Rorschach to his own series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Aug 4, 2012

    Nite Owlis far from a failure, but it still needs to figure out it's purpose soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Aug 2, 2012

    But other than the aforementioned problemsAndy & Joe Kubert have done amarvelous job with the story. I wonder how Rorshach's series would be since he is featured here. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Aug 2, 2012

    The books theme seems to be all over the place. Is this a team-up book? A story of the young, damaged Daniel Dreiberg? The morally gray Nite Owl? It doesn't know what it wants to be, and could leave readers wondering if it's worth continuing. Read Full Review

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