#Comic #Review: Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre

before w sBefore Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre by Darwyn Cooke, Amanda Conner

Published: July 2nd 2013
: DC Comics
E-Copy: 288 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Source: Bought
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I think this was probably my favorite of the Before Watchmen volumes. The mix really worked for me. I know a lot of people were disappointed with the Silk Spectre part, but I enjoyed it.

The Minutemen show where it all started and it was fascinating! All these really flawed people that just want to do something more with their lives, come together and try to better people. The story is sort of told from Hollis Mason’s perspective in a tell all book called Under the Hood. The story shows snippets from his book and how the remaining Minutemen react to it. I was especially excited to hear more about Silhouette and Silk Spectre I. I loved learning about each ones story in short flashbacks. It was great and I would really like to read more about this mismatched group!

The Silk Spectre part was also great. You get to see how Laurie grows into her own and becomes her own person, despite her mothers meddling ways. It does take a few hippy friends, a crazy acid trip and a broken heart to get here there, but she gets there. The trippy art was strangely enjoyable!

newcup5newcup5Illustrations: 4 stars
Story: 4 stars
Overall: 4 stars