It's very stupid, the International cover to Watchmen is rubbish.
And now this upcoming crossover, it's very frustrating as a retailer. No lenticular covers for Parts 1 or 2, Part 3 is ok, and no idea on Part 4 yet as they haven't shown us the cover, but I had to order them over a month ago. Shame I don't have the buying power like FP to grey import a bunch for a reasonable amount.
It can't be used on the cover as then they [Smiley Company] can argue [legally] that it's using their trademark to sell the book [it isn't] and claim money from DC. Use of it inside is fine. Only difference on the Watchmen International edition is the cover.
It wasn't good either. 2 issues would've been more than enough.
Thawne thinking up ways to be nasty to the Flash while they're running along was laughable ["yeah, and then I'm going to go back in time and adopt you"], as was Batman's "my dad's real Barry!" when Barry was telling him to ignore the voices.
I'd like to see some kind of follow up to this sooner than November, namely Barry asking Wally about the old Run-Fast-Man with the fancy helmet, but I don't see it happening. It's taken nearly a year for the world's greatest detective [he isn't] to find out something about the badge.
Ah well, at least this week's Batman was good. First issue that felt like King had written it.
Library had the 4 chunky Before Watchmen trades in so curiosity got the better of me. There's about 1000 pages of this stuff! All of it is redundant: all the character, story info and themes you need are in the original series. However, on its own merits the Minutemen/Silk Spectre volume is actually quite good. Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Connor got the tone spot on. Worth a read.
Avoid the rest, especially the book with the Comedian series. Easily one of the most distasteful comics I've read. Yes, we knew he was a horrible man but this genuinely disgusted me. I don't see what the point of it was. It adds nothing but bile.
Over most of the BW issues there is a general misunderstanding of what constitutes adult storytelling. Too often it's crass language, violence and sordid situations and a lot of it comes across as just a tad juvenile as a result.
But yes: Minutemen and Silk Spectre are finely crafted and I enjoyed those stories.
Last Edit: Jul 22, 2019 17:56:19 GMT by The Doctor