It’s not the end of the world. It’s the beginning. The controversial, long-awaited prequels to the best-selling graphic novel of all time are finally here: BEFORE WATCHMEN! For over twenty years, the backstories of the iconic characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's landmark graphic novel had been the subject of much debate and theorizing. Now, DC Comics has assembled the greatest creators in the industry to further explore the world of WATCHMEN. You know the names: Rorschach. The Comedian. Silk Spectre. Nite Owl. The Minutemen. Ozymandias. Dr. Manhattan. These immortal heroes and villains still resonate as some of the strongest and emotionally stirring of the comics medium. DC Comics has assembled one of the most impressive rosters of critically and commercially acclaimed talent to continue their adventures in BEFORE WATCHMEN: Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets), Darwyn Cooke (DC: The New Frontier), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), John Higgins (Judge Dredd), J. Michael Straczynski (Superman: Earth One), Len Wein (Swamp Thing), Lee Bermejo (Batman: Noel), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Andy Kubert (Batman), Joe Kubert (Yossel), Jae Lee (Inhumans) and Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets). These writers and illustrators pick up where the original graphic novel left off, weaving together stories that ring true to the same tones and feel that have made Watchmen one of Time magazine’s list of top 100 fiction novels. In this sampler, you’ll find six preview issues of the Before Watchmen event, including SILK SPECTRE #1, MINUTEMEN #1, COMEDIAN #1, RORSCHACH #1, DR. MANHATTAN #1 and NITE OWL #1. Be sure not to miss this epic event from DC Comics!