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Old August 25 2012, 11:07 PM   #31
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Re: Before Watchmen: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers ahoy)

The only one I've really been disappointed with was The Comedian. Seems he's the most difficult character to write for. And yet he seems just fine when he appears in the other characater's books. Weird.
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Old August 25 2012, 11:12 PM   #32
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The Nite-owl book is the worst of the bunch.
Dan was arguably the most well adjusted of the WM. Yes, he had some mild issues but compared to the rest of the group he was a contrast: a decent guy with a lot of money who wanted to play superhero.
Now we have back story were he's the victim of child abuse, has a complicated relationship with his mother and dark sexual hang-ups.
JMS obviously would have preferred to write the Rorshach book. Which explains why he's conflated what the original tended to indicate were occasional team-ups (basically making the WMU "world's finest") into a full-time partnership between the two characters.
The only thing going for it is the Kubert art and, sadly, unless all the issues are already in the can that won't be around much longer.
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Old August 25 2012, 11:21 PM   #33
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I don't belive that in Nite-Owl they ever say that Rorshach and Dan are partners. I could be wrong because I usually only read each issue once. However, if they did come out and say that, I don't believe it goes against anything that was mentioned in the original comic, at least when I read it, I understood that they used to team up a lot in the past.
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Old August 25 2012, 11:34 PM   #34
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It's a four issue mini-series. DC is not going to cancel any of these...and I've been under the impression that these have been all finished some time ago. People have been taken off other projects just to focus on Before Watchmen. Such as Adam Hughes.
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Old August 25 2012, 11:52 PM   #35
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Bill Sienkiewicz to replace the late Joe Kubert on the last two issues of Before Watchmen:Nite Owl.

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. What's he been up to?
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Old August 25 2012, 11:56 PM   #36
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Turtletrekker wrote: View Post
Bill Sienkiewicz to replace the late Andy Kubert on Before Watchmen:Nite Owl.

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. What's he been up to?

He does a lot of stuff even if it isn't series work, and not always in places you'd expect. For example, he does the cover art for the Venture Bros DVDS

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I don't belive that in Nite-Owl they ever say that Rorshach and Dan are partners...
I don't remember if they come right out and say it but the story is written so that pretty much every time Dan is in costume he's working with Rorshach.

It would be like if "Batman: Year One" had every issue be about his team-ups with Superman.
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Old August 26 2012, 12:33 AM   #37
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My apologies, I guess I was wrong about them being finished.
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Old August 26 2012, 12:41 AM   #38
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I don't remember if they come right out and say it but the story is written so that pretty much every time Dan is in costume he's working with Rorshach.

It would be like if "Batman: Year One" had every issue be about his team-ups with Superman.
That's a good point. But again, to me at least it doesn't feel like it's going against anything the original comic established. Even when they're at the "trial" meeting for the Crime Busters, Rorschach and Dan are standing together and talking about how they are making real progress.
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Old August 26 2012, 03:58 AM   #39
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Bill Sienkiewicz to replace the late Andy Kubert on the last two issues of Before Watchmen:Nite Owl.

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. What's he been up to?
I assume you mean Joe Kubert.
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Old August 26 2012, 01:21 PM   #40
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I don't belive that in Nite-Owl they ever say that Rorshach and Dan are partners. I could be wrong because I usually only read each issue once.
Just re-read issue 2. Dan does say he and Rorshach are partners
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Old August 26 2012, 06:50 PM   #41
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Bill Sienkiewicz to replace the late Andy Kubert on the last two issues of Before Watchmen:Nite Owl.

Now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time. What's he been up to?
I assume you mean Joe Kubert.

Indeed. Fixed.
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Old August 26 2012, 06:59 PM   #42
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New mini accounced about Moloch. I eagerly await Before Watchmen: Milking the Cow Before Midnight.
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Old August 26 2012, 08:35 PM   #43
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Before Watchmen: Bubastis' First Litter Box
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Old August 26 2012, 08:40 PM   #44
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Before Watchmen: Bernie the Newsstand Guy
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Before Watchmen: the Old Frontiersman
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