milo bloom wrote:
I'm not super big into comics, but I enjoy dipping into some of the bigger titles by checking out the TPB's from the library. Even without a deep comic history to back me up, I really enjoyed Watchmen, a lot. But one thing that held it down a bit for me was that they had to use brand new characters instead of established ones that had a history to draw on. If these prequels can give those characters that weight behind them, then I think it could be a good thing.
I felt like Moore did an excellent job of adding weight already. Through the other materials in Watchmen, like the autobiography, etc. In some ways those characters were more fleshed out than Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, Thunderbolt, Peacemaker ever were.