BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1
Before Watchmen_Moloch_1

“We are doing great things here, Edgar. Amazing things.”

And don’t miss the latest chapter of the “Crimson Corsair” backup feature from writer/artist JOHN HIGGINS!

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Backup Written by John Higgins
Art by Eduardo Risso
Backup Art by John Higgins
Cover by Eduardo Risso
Variant Cover by Olly Moss

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  1. TurdSandwich TurdSandwich says:

    I like that this is a two-shot. I’m mostly getting this because of the Risso art, but also because I’m curious to learn more about Moloch. That cover is pretty damn cool too, a fine use of negative space.

  2. muddi900 says:

    Because if there is one character that absolutely required more exploration, it was Moloch.

  3. microwave25 microwave25 says:

    This is just becoming a cash cow now. With the exception of both the Darwyn Cooke titles, this whole venture is getting tedious.

  4. JoshJones87 JoshJones87 says:

    I’ve been waiting for them all to come out before reading. Hopefully that doesn’t backfire.

  5. Urthona Urthona says:

    @muddi900: Really? If I was going to make a cash cow, I don’t think it would feature Moloch. No one’s getting rich off of this book, imho. I’d do WATCHMEN vs. THE JUSTICE LEAGUE or start a Rorshach ongoing or a Watchmen team-up book, etc.

    I choose to believe that JMS, while writing other BW books, suddenly had an inspiration for a Moloch story, and approched DC editorial to add it into what was a set-in-stone BW schedule.

    • microwave25 microwave25 says:

      If you’ve seen the Watchmen numbers they’re selling really well.

      You really think JMS is that interested to a minor villain in the original series and longed to write a series on him.

      I choose to believe that the suits at DC approached him (he seems to have a pretty clear schedule) and said lets keep this momentum going. Might sound cynical but its definitely plausible.

    • sitara119 sitara119 says:

      @microwave
      who cares? DC making money is the only way they can continue to publish comics and pay writers/artists. i wish every comic was a cash-cow. to my knowledge, there’s no such thing as a non-profit comic company.
      additionally, this first issue of Moloch was very entertaining. i’m excited for the next one. if i can be interested in a minor villain like Moloch, i don’t see why anyone else(JMS included) can’t be.
      regarding his schedule, he’s starting up Studio JMS. starting a company is a handful. i can’t see him writing a Moloch book unless he really wanted to.
      these books are selling well because people want them. if you think that’s a negative thing then i don’t know what to tell you.

  6. Urthona Urthona says:

    This book was fine but nothing more. Neither writing nor art (excluding the incredibly beautiful cover) moved the needle for me. Disappointing the Minuteman splash didn’t have all the characters, for example. Also, it seemed the oddness of Moloch’s ears was amped up too much, this is Watchmen universe not DC/Marvel.

  7. Neeks Neeks says:

    Picked this up as a last minute buy mostly for the Risso art who im a fan of but i really enjoyed this actually, for a 2 issue mini im definetly omn board for the next issue. It was an intresting story

  8. sitara119 sitara119 says:

    first off, amazing cover.
    at first, i wasn’t sure about JMS having control of another BW book. he’s done wonders with Dr Manhatten and Nite Owl, but i thought perhaps someone different would be more fun. nothing could be further from the truth. he’s proven time and again, despite naysayers, that he has a real grasp on these characters and it’s been a blast reading his interpretations.
    i never read a JMS book before Nite Owl and wasn’t expecting much given all of the bad press i’ve read on him, but i can now say that i’m a fan.

    • Urthona Urthona says:

      JMS takes a beating from the IFanboys, but I strongly recommend his “The Twelve”, which he just wrapped up. Really great take on Minutemen like characters, one of the best things I’ve read in a long time.

      I think Nite Owl has been lots of fun, glad you’re enjoying it too. I liked Dr. Manhatten #1 more than issue #2, but basically the BW books have been quality through and through.

    • kennyg kennyg says:

      Seconded, Urthona. The Twelve was fantastic. If you like JSA, Minutemen, or any older-style hero books, it’s a must-read.

      I have really enjoyed the JMS “BW” books, and this one was no exception.

  9. Nice art. monologue was a bit heavy handed. Not sure how necessary this title is compared to the others. Odds are it will be better than Dollar Bill though… Is that a joke?

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