#Comic #Review: Before Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair

before wBefore Watchmen: Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair by Len Wein, Jae Lee, John Higgins

Published: July 2nd 2013
: DC Comics
E-Copy: 256 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
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Source: Thanks to Netgalley and DC Comics
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short and sweetThis was a strange collection of stories. Ozymandias is a very interesting character to me. On one level I understand what he is trying to achieve, and on the other hand I think he is psycho. I liked learning about his past and how bullies made him want to fight back, but went a bit further and became what he was. I think this is a case of being too smart and going over the top, which is not surprising as Alexander the Great is his inspiration.

Dollar Bill was a fun read! I love how he got the job cause he is handsome and then had to play a real “superhero”. This was a great one hit story and I’m very happy it was included!

Crimson Corsair was just not something I liked and I hardly finished the story. The art was overbearing to me – too much lines and detail that just overshadowed everything to me. I’m not a big pirate fan to start with.

newcup5newcup5Illustrations: 4 stars
Story: 3 stars
Overall: 3 stars