Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair

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by Len Wein
     
 

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Discover what happened before WATCHMEN. The team of legendary writer Len Wein and acclaimed artist Jae Lee--in his first DC Comics' work in nearly a decade--delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one go from the son of immigrant parents to becoming the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt

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A New York Times Best Seller!

Discover what happened before WATCHMEN. The team of legendary writer Len Wein and acclaimed artist Jae Lee--in his first DC Comics' work in nearly a decade--delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one go from the son of immigrant parents to becoming the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world-changing events of WATCHMEN.

Collects BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS #1-6, "Curse of the Crimson Corsair."

From the Hardcover edition.

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"The real star here, perhaps more than any of the other [BEFORE WATCHMEN] books, is Jae Lee's stunning art.... "—Mtv Geek

"Granted, those pictures are breathtaking, and Jae Lee's artwork makes Ozymandias the most visually distinct of the Before Watchmen titles."—Onion AV Club

Publishers Weekly
The much-hyped Before Watchmen project attempts to tell new stories featuring characters from the landmark Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel. Since pretty much all that needed to be said about these characters can be found in the original Watchmen, the result seems like a corporate-mandated product rather than a creative endeavor. The spotlight here is Ozymandias, aka Adrian Veidt, the world’s smartest man. The bulk of the volume chronicles Veidt’s life, from his years as a childhood prodigy through his pivotal role in Watchmen, ably scripted by comics veteran Len Wein and illustrated by Jae Lee (The Dark Tower), who turns in some impressively staged art, with every panel a striking tableau. The volume is rounded out with the Wein-scripted one-shot featuring 1940’s hero Dollar Bill, with stunning art by Steve Rude (Nexus); and the entirety of a backup featuring the pirates who appeared in the original, also written by Wein and drawn by Watchmen colorist John Higgins. Art notwithstanding, the latter material is superfluous, but the main event is worth a read, even if it’s not essential for one’s collection. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401245153
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
283,948
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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"The real star here, perhaps more than any of the other [BEFORE WATCHMEN] books, is Jae Lee's stunning art.... "—Mtv Geek

"Granted, those pictures are breathtaking, and Jae Lee's artwork makes Ozymandias the most visually distinct of the Before Watchmen titles."—Onion A.V. Club

Meet the Author

Len Wein co-created SWAMP THING early in a writing career that has included work on every major hero and villain at both DC Comics and Marvel Comics. As a writer, Wein is also credited with co-creating Wolverine for Marvel and Lucius Fox for DC. Wein was one of the editors on WATCHMEN, and has also been Editor-in-Chief at both Marvel Comics and Disney Comics before settling in to a successful career writing comic books and animation.

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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
nzo More than 1 year ago
Can someone tell me what the Crimson Corsair has to do with the Watchmen? Nice story but I would think a book titled Before "Watchmen" would have stories about the Watchmen. The Ozymandias story was good but left me wondering how an ordinary human became so fast he could dodge bullets. The additional story on Dollar Bill was also good. Taken as a whole this volume was not as good as the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago