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FTN reviews Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan #1

August 25th, 2012 by Christopher Williams Comments

Written by J. Michael Straczynski

Art by Adam Hughes

I’m running into the same issue over and over with these Watchmen prequels, they retread material we already know. This book is no exception.

We get a rehashing of his origins, his childhood and the infamous Crimebusters meeting where Dr. Manhattan meets the Silk Spectre. The twist here is that since time is always in motion, like the future, things can always change.

Honestly, almost nothing happened here until the end. And even then it’s not a very stand out moment. After waiting for this book for so long I’m not even sure if I’ll give #2 a chance.

1.5 out of 5 nerds

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.