Before Watchmen Comedian #2
Before Watchmen Comedian #2, $3.99

VERY FINE/NEAR MINT

(W) Brian Azzarello, Len Wein
(A) J. G. Jones, John Higgins
(CA) Jim Lee

'It's something I'm good at. It's war.' Plus, a new CRIMSON CORSAIR backup feature from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS! This issue is also offered as a combo pack edition with a redemption code for a digital download of the issue.

Date Available: 07/25/2012

BONUS REVIEW by Gary Owens


Where's a good place for a guy who sees human nature full-on and doesn't blink? If it's the '60s, and the guy is called The Comedian, you ship him over to 'Nam. This is another issue in the Before Watchmen milieu, and The Comedian is confronting the politics of the U.S., and how the powerful get into power. The Comedian, in Watchmen, was a complex character, with a base of do-good mixed in with call-it-like-he-sees-it topped with fight-fire-with-fire, or better stated, to-hell-with-it. Writer Brian Azzarello shows some of this, though the emphasis appears to be more plot-development (what's happening and why) than character-development, which, since this is derived from a classic comic series, is the safe way to go. Give this one a try...the conditions for The Comedian will only get worse in the next 4 issues.

8 out of 10 Grahams

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